Grande boucle du Cap Couronne

Sport Pedestrian sports Hiking itinerary
  • Cap Couronne Martigues
  • Cap Couronne Martigues
  • Cap Couronne Martigues
  • Cap Couronne Martigues
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Over a distance of 24 km 500, the Cap Couronne loop located in the southern part of the town of Martigues, will make you discover an exceptional natural and historical heritage.
From a still wild Côte Bleue coastline, you will be able to appreciate a floristic and faunistic environment of national interest, as well as geological, archaeological and historical curiosities.
Opening period (s)All year round.

Subject to favorable weather.
Practical information
  • Route :
    • Route
    • Distance (km) : 24.5
    • Daily duration (minutes) : 360
    • Route : 370
  • Parking :
    • Free car park
  • Environments :
    • Coastline
  • Visits :
    • you can visit it
    • Average group visit length (minutes) : 480
  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
  • Levels of sporting experience :
    • Level bue - Medium
  • Natures field :
    • Rock
    • Stone
    • Not suitable for strollers
Facilities, services, amenities
  • Environments :
    • Sea view
    • Close to a public transportation
    • Station district
  • Individual tour services :
    • Unguided individual tours available permanently
  • Bathroom/toilets :
    • Public WC


Free of charge.
Grande boucle du Cap Couronne
Avenue O. Griscelli
Gare de La Couronne
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Grande boucle du Cap Couronne
Avenue O. Griscelli
Gare de La Couronne
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.338828
Longitude : 5.053348
This path was impacted by the fire of August 04, 2020, it remains however passable except for these parts:
- Between the valley of the reds and the reed bed (point 5)
- Between Gatasse and Les Rouges (point 6)
- Between Gatasse and Saint-Julien (point 7)
- Forest track of the ventrons (point 8)
Traffic inside the areas destroyed by the fire (excluding highways) remains prohibited until further notice.

Access condition: Between June 1 and September 30, access to forest areas is regulated by prefectural decree and may be by municipal decree, for your safety and the preservation of sensitive sites. Before you follow your “stroll desires”, call 0811 20 13 13. Each day, you will be able to find out whether the site where you want to walk is free access all day, open only in the morning, or completely closed. Depending on the weather conditions, the “forest fire” danger level (orange-red-black) is known no later than 6 pm for the next day.



Historic site and monument
Built in the 17th century. Just in front of it remains a ruin, that of the old chapel from the 12th century.
  • Religious patrimony :
    • Chapel
Water sports Beach / Bathing Area
Calm and serenity await you on this picturesque site and charmers where the clear water invites to swimming and diving.
Historic site and monument
The lighthouse stands at the south of La Couronne village, at the eastern entrance of Golfe de Fos.
  • Art collection :
    • Engineering structure
    • Headlight
Water sports Leisure marina
Picturesque small port traditionally fishing on the Mediterranean coast. Discover the morning fish market.
Water sports Leisure marina
The Calanque des Tamaris is a seasonal port with 90 places.
  • themes :
    • Garden
    • Botanical garden
    • Sausset-les-Pins


Pedestrian sports Hiking itinerary
62 km long, the Great Trail of the Blue Coast is covered in 3 to 4 days of walking.
  • Route :
    • Distance (km) : 62