Site archéologique de Tholon (Maritima Avaticorum)

Ancient archaeological site
  • Site archéologique de Tholon (Maritima Avaticorum)


The Tholon site is located in the city of Martigues, on the western shore of the Etang de Berre, about 1500 m north of the Caronte Channel and the Ile district, the historic center of the city.

Remains of a Gallo-Roman conurbation, Maritima Avaticorum.

Since 1998, research conducted by archaeologists from the town of Martigues to Tholon has explored or uncovered numerous remains and buildings buried in the ground or immersed in the pond of Berre. These works now make it possible to reconstruct the main stages of the occupation of one of the major sites in the history and heritage of Martigues.

There are springs, cisterns, laundries and hydraulic installations (twentieth-twentieth centuries).

Free access.

From Wednesday 01 January 2020 to Friday 01 January 2021

General information
  • Accessible for everyone :
    • YES
  • Location :
    • On the outskirts of town
Services, Tours, Activities and entertainment
  • Architectural style :
    • Ancient


Site archéologique de Tholon (Maritima Avaticorum)
Boulevard De Tholon
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Site archéologique de Tholon (Maritima Avaticorum)
Boulevard De Tholon
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.420467
Longitude : 5.060888