A tourist resort listed for its Art and History, Martigues -  also known as Provençal Venice - bathes in that special light which has attracted major painters and many film-makers. The city is in a premier location between the Étang de Berre (candidate for UNESCO world heritage listing) and the Mediterranean Côte Bleue coastline, harmoniously lined with coves, beaches and small harbours, not far from Aix en Provence, Arles Alpilles, and Marseille.

Visitors can wander along canals, shores and coastline to discover the rich cultural heritage of this city, so attached to its fascinating past.

Martigues is abound with preserved sites to the delight of lovers of untouched Provençal nature.