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Martigues tourism and travel guide

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Visit Martigues: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The harbour area and quaint fishermen cottages is the principal attraction in the large town of Martigues

Martigues is situated in the Bouches-du-Rhone department and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Martigues. For detailed visitor information see the Martigues travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Martigues include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Salon-de-Provence at 26 km and Marseille at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Martigues, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Martigues in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-east)

Slightly outside the main Riviera, the beaches and coastal paths of Carry-le-Rouet...

See Carry-le-Rouet guide


at 26 km (direction south-east)

The castle and Collegiale church of Saint-Laurent are among...

See Salon-de-Provence guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Marseille is perhaps not a tourist town but is...

See Marseille guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

The vibrant town of Aix-en-Provence is a traditional Provence town, with...

See Aix-en-Provence guide
Calanques at Marseille

Calanques at Marseille

Scenery at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

The white cliffs of the Calanques de Marseille plunging...

See Calanques at Marseille guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-west)

The village of Baux-de-Provence is small but exceptionally picturesque, and...

See Baux-de-Provence guide
Château des Baux-de-Provence

Château des Baux-de-Provence

Castle at 43 km (direction north-west)

The Château des Baux-de-Provence is a remarkable ruined castle above the village...

See Château des Baux-de-Provence guide
Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence

at 43 km (direction north-west)

The Carrieres de Lumieres is a sound and light spectacle...

See Carrières de Lumières in Baux-de-Provence guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

The small market town of Aubagne is best known for its...

See Aubagne guide


Seaside resort at 44 km (direction east-south-east)

The harbour area of Cassis, its beach and proximity to...

See Cassis guide


at 45 km (direction north-west)

This town near Arles has a small historic centre...

See Fontvieille guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Vaucluse department

Cadenet is a small town in the south of the Luberon Regional...

See Cadenet guide


at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

The roman amphitheatre and the traditional pastel-painted houses in...

See Arles guide
Roman Arles

Roman Arles

Heritage Site at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Arles contains numerous Roman monuments including the famous...

See Roman Arles guide

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Map of places to visit near Martigues


Markets in and near Martigues

Market days in Martigues: weekly market: Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday;

  • Martigues: market Wednesday & Sunday & Saturday (0km)
  • Fos-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Chateauneuf-les-Martigues: market Friday (10km)
  • Carry-le-Rouet: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • Berre-l'Etang: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Istres: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Marignane: market Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday (13km)
  • Marseille: market every day (29km)
  • Bouc-Bel-Air: market Sunday (29km)
  • Eyguieres: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Martigues, Provence

Tourist attractions near Martigues, France

What to do at Martigues? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Martigues.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Chateau d'If (29km)
  • Montmajour Abbey (46km)
  • Glanum (46km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Alpilles (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Silvacane (La Roque-d'Antheron) (40km)
  • Eglise et cloitres de Saint Trophime, Eglise de Saint-Honorat des Alycamps (Arles) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Montmajour (Arles) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin d'Albertas (30km)
  • Jardin d'Eguilles (30km)
  • Parc du 26e Centenaire (31km)
  • Jardin de la Magalone (31km)
  • Parc Longchamp (31km)
  • Parc Borély (31km)
  • Jardin de l'Alchimiste (40km)
  • Jardin du château de Val Joanis (48km)
  • Jardin à la française du Pavillon de Galon (51km)
  • Parc municipal du Mugel (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Calanque (37km)
  • Gorges de Régalon (41km)
  • Cap Canaille (44km)
  • Cap Canaille (Cassis) (46km)
  • Calanque de Figuerolles (51km)
  • Parc du Mugel (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Istres (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de La Barben (27km)

Geography and distances

Martigues is in the south-east of France at 28 kilometres from Marseille, the department capital (general information: Martigues is 641 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Martigues

Canton: Martigues

Arrondissement: Istres

Department: Bouches-du-Rhone

Region: Provence

Postcode: 13500

Distance to Martigues

from Marseille (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 641 km

from Calais: 873 km

from Nice: 181 km

from Bordeaux: 477 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Most visitors fly into the airport at Marseille or drive from the UK with a journey time of around 10-11 hours. For driving distances to Martigues from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Port-de-Bouc and Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts.

This page in French: Visiter Martigues

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