Exhibition: Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert

Cultural Exhibition Photography
Place : Place de la Libération
  • Exposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert
  • Exposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert
  • Exposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert
  • Exposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert
Exposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvertExposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvertExposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvertExposition : Les jouteurs à ciel ouvert
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Place de la Libération
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Caroline Malatrait's photographic project celebrates the rich tradition of nautical jousting in the town of Martigues on the occasion of the Fête de la Mer and Saint Peter's Day. On the Place de la Libération, in the Ile district.
"By pasting black-and-white portraits of jousters on the Place de la Libération, the starting point for the procession of Saint Pierre, traditionally carried by the jousters of the Jeune Lance Martégale (JLM), I wanted to highlight the importance of this local tradition and honour the people who keep it going."
Caroline Malatrait.

Provençal jousting or targo. What's a "targaïre"?
A "targaïre" is a follower of "targo", the name given to naval jousting, a tradition that goes back more than 300 years in Provence.
The game of Provençal jousting differs from classic jousting in that it uses a shorter lance and a narrower Tinteino (platform). Targo prouvençalo is played in France along the Mediterranean coast. It remains the characteristic sporting element of votive festivals in southern towns.

Saint-Pierre is a key figure in Provence and in Martigues, and the ancestral symbol of the Festival of the Sea.
A parade through the streets of Martigues to pay homage to the patron saint, starting from the church of La Madeleine. A blessing between the two blue bridges, facing the setting sun, will make the spectacle even more magical.

Opening on 29 June at 11am.
Opening period (s)From 29/06 to 31/08/2024, daily.
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Open air
  • Accessible tourism :
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Hearing disability
    • Magnetic loop available at the reception
  • Accessibility criteria for people with reduced mobility :
    • Accessible for wheelchairs with assistance
    • Reserved space 330 cm wide < 100 m from the site
    • Absence of protrusions > 2 cm
    • Possibility of drop-off in front of the site
    • Even flooring with no obstacles
    • Lift (80 x 130 cm) and door >= 77 cm
    • Reception desk between 70-80 cm high
    • WC + grab handle + adequate space to move
    • Site, building totally accessible
  • Accessibility Criteria for Visually Impaired :
    • Visual disability


Free access.


GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.404806
Longitude : 5.054797
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