Feast of the sea and the pond

Traditions and folklore Water sports, Rowing Jousting Historic Arts and crafts Traditional festival

26 June (every year)

09:00 to 00:00

Place : En centre-ville
  • Fête de la mer et de l'étang
  • Fête de la mer et de l'étang
  • Fête de la mer et de l'étang
Fête de la mer et de l'étangFête de la mer et de l'étangFête de la mer et de l'étang


Saint-Pierre, patron saint of fishermen, is an essential figure of Provence.
St. Peter's Day is one of the great traditional festivals of the summer solstice.
Participate in a great day of free entertainment!

10 am: Fishermen's Mass at the Madeleine Church
11am: Saint Peter's procession in the city center
11:30 am: nautical parade on the Galliffet canal

To note: "Glide in your city", a unique and festive play route in music of 850 m with inflatable structures and water games.
Village and departure area of ​​the island, Aristide Briand course behind the fountain.
Child from 8 years, accompanied by a reference adult.
Only on registrations from May.

In Martigues, the maritime environment is more than an asset of the city, it is the city! Thus, all that concerns aquatic activities, starting with fishing, is a true local culture.
The famous Feast of the Sea and St. Peter, patron saint of seafarers, is the annual celebration "official", by its conduct at once sacred, pagan and popular making it accessible to all. During these festivities there is a spectacular religious ceremony on earth (procession where the saint is carried on a man's back) or on sea (surrounded by an impressive flotilla of fishermen and curious, the priest blesses the sheaf in homage to the disappeared in sea), and the popular festivities over the animations and the musical ambiances. Beware of the nuance: in Martigues, the Feast of the Sea is not folklore, but tradition! The difference: folklore pays tribute to past eras, while tradition continues. And it remains very current and alive!
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  • Additional openings :
    • Dates to be confirmed
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  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Waterside
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Sitra promotion typology :
    • Open air
    • Not recommended in bad weather


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Latitude : 43.405413
Longitude : 5.054315
Ville de Martigues
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