Musée Ziem

Museum Fine Arts, Painting Sculpture
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The Musée Ziem was founded in 1908 thanks to donations by several artists including Félix Ziem. The collection is alternated regularly to ensure the public has access to all the works (ground and first floor).
The second floor is dedicated to a permanent collection.
Works by Ziem, very popular for his paintings of Venice and Constantinople including the famous "Martigues les tartanes".

Fauvist works by Raoul Dufy and André Derain, organised around important painters from the 20th century including Francis Picabia and René Seyssaud

Works by Provençal painters including Emile Loubon.

To ensure their conservation, works by Paul Signac, Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel are only exhibited from time to time.

The uppermost floor exhibits part of the archaeological collections from local digs from prehistory to modern times, from 8,000BC until the 18th century, an ethnological collection which reflects the importance of water in the daily life of the Martigues population with fishing articles and ex-votoes.

- Group visits by appointment with family or friends or small groups from 5 people.
- Guided tours for groups and school groups every day by appointment.
- For visitors with a disability: tactile and sensory workshops and French sign-language tours.
- For all visitors: lunch at the museum, birthdays, sensory workshops, eyes-closed tours, conference programmes, workshops and courses about art history.
The museum has the "charte du Môm'Art" label which aims to assist museums and cultural sites to improve their facilities and services for families.
Opening period (s)From 07/04 to 30/06/2021, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/07 to 31/08/2021
Opening hours on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 10 am and 12 pm and between 2 pm and 6 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2021, every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 2 pm and 6 pm.

Canceled or closed because of Covid-19.
  • categories :
    • Musée de France
General information
  • Parking :
    • Parking nearby
  • Client profile :
    • Groups
  • Environments :
    • In centre of town
    • Town location
  • Tour language(s) :
    • French
  • Visits :
    • Average individual visit length (minutes) : 90
    • you can visit it
  • Information panel language(s) :
    • French
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Environments :
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Close to pleasure port
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
    • Guided individual tours available permanently
  • Group tour services :
    • Unguided group tours on request
    • Guided group tours on request
  • Help for client/practical :
    • Wi-fi
  • Entertainment :
    • Temporary exhibition
    • Entertainment
  • Visit :
    • Tour free of charge
    • Guided tours
  • Shop :
    • Shop
  • Accessibility Criteria for Hearing Impairment :
    • Reception staff trained in the French Sign Language
Musée Ziem
Boulevard du 14 juillet
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Musée Ziem
Boulevard du 14 juillet
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.408683
Longitude : 5.054282
Coming from Marseille / Aix-en-Provence: Exit at Jonquières-center-ville, cross the lift bridge, follow Ferrières, park in the car park located on the edge of the pond, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Fos / Arles / Montpellier: Exit at Croix-Sainte before the viaduct, follow Hôtel de Ville then Istres, join the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Coming from Istres / Miramas / Salon: Take Center-ville - Ferrières, park in the car park, near the municipal swimming pool.
Marseille Provence: Airport / Aerodrome at 20km
Martigues Lavéra: Train station at 4km
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