Martigues illuminée

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Place : Office de Tourisme et des Loisirs de Martigues
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Martigues illuminée - de la chapelle vers le moulinMartigues illuminée - le moulin de nuitMartigues illuminée - site archéologique de TholonMartigues illuminée - vin chaud
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Office de Tourisme et des Loisirs de Martigues
Rond-point de l'Hôtel de Ville
  • Spoken language(s) :
    • French


Martigues is beautiful at night... our urban walk takes you to discover the illuminations of the town centre and from the chapel
Notre-Dame-des-Marins chapel on the heights to discover an exceptional panorama.
The Hiking and Discovery Skiing (RSD) and Sport - Leisure - Culture (SLC) associations invite you to the party!

The magical end-of-year atmosphere settles in the Venice of Provence.
When the city is enhanced by the magic of the Christmas lights, there is definitely something to marvel at. An unforgettable night experience!

You have an appointment in front of the Tourist Office at 3:15 p.m.
3:30 p.m.: For our hikers, it's time to leave for the bridges, quays and squares in the city centre.

After crossing the garden of La Rode on the edge of the pond, you will begin the ascent to the mill and the chapel of Notre-Dame-des-Marins.
At the end of the course (around 6:30 p.m.), we offer our happy participants a warm and comforting drink.
Distance: 9 km. Medium difficulty.

Compulsory registration with the Tourist Office from Monday November 14, 2022. Or online on our website (ticketing tab).
Registration required:
- At the Tourist Office and Congresses: Rond-point de l'Hôtel de Ville,
- Online at

Bring good walking shoes (no city shoes or heels), warm and comfortable clothing, water and a torch or headlamp.

Not recommended for children under 7 years old. Prams are strongly discouraged. The walk is not accessible to people with reduced mobility.
Opening period (s)Saturday 16 December 2023 at 3.30 pm. Date to be confirmed.
Meeting at 3.15 pm.
Practical information
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Open air
    • Night-time outings
  • Adapted offers :
    • Children


Full price: 3 €, Child (7-17 years): 2 €.

Free entry for children < 7 years.
  • Payment methods :
    • Bank/credit card
    • Cash


Rond-point de l'Hôtel de Ville
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.405875
Longitude : 5.047511
- By bike: bicycle parking is provided in front of the tourist office.
- By Bus: the Ulysse local bus service and the Cartreize departmental bus service stop in front of the police station and the town hall, 250 m from the tourist office.
- By boat: the landing stage for the free maritime shuttle which links the three districts of the city is 200 m behind the town hall.
- By train: the two railway stations (TER Marseille Miramas, almost 20 trains every day) in the Croix Sainte and Lavéra districts are accessible via the local bus system.