Eglise Saint Geniès

Historic site and monument Religious heritage Church
  • Église Saint Geniès
  • Eglise Saint Genest à Martigues
  • Eglise Saint Genest à Martigues
  • Église Saint Geniès
Église Saint GenièsEglise Saint Genest à MartiguesEglise Saint Genest à MartiguesÉglise Saint Geniès


The Saint-Genest church is located on a square which extends rue Lamartine, along the Quai Alsace Lorraine. Rebuilt from 1625, its sobriety reflects the classic taste of the beginning of the Counter-Reformation observed in Rome a hundred years earlier.
The facade is arranged on two levels with superimposed orders, separated by a cornice, with a frieze with triglyphs and metopes. A rounded pediment crowns the whole.

In the central niche is installed (since 1869), the statue of Gérard Tenque, founder of the Hospitallers of St-Jean-de-Jérusalem and born in Martigues in 1940. The statue was sculpted in the years 1880-1890 by a mason from Martigues, Nazaire Bernard.

The west facade was renovated in 2019.

The interior of the church is characterized by its clarity, the quality of its stone and the plastic work. This gives it a monumental appearance. The bell tower at the back faces the Annonciade chapel. It was built in 1859/60 by Numa Regulus Dornier, city architect, who also designed the bell tower of the Ferrières church.

On the south wall side, a wooden door from the previous building has been kept. It was once the main entrance to the building.
  • categories :
    • Town of Art & History
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
    • Pedestrian area
  • Period :
    • 17th C
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  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Pier within 500 m
  • Accessible to disabled visitors :
    • Reception staff sensitized to the reception of people with disabilities
Eglise Saint Geniès
1 Place Lamartine
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Eglise Saint Geniès
1 Place Lamartine
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.403773
Longitude : 5.054843
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