A weekend in Martigues lets you discover the two facets of the city, both the titillating industrial activities and rich natural and cultural heritage. At sunset, enjoy a stroll along the city's canals and be dazzled by the light bouncing off the facades. Just to the north is Figuerolles Park, a major natural reserve on the Berre lagoon, along with large green spaces where you can some rest and recharge. On the other side, to the south, on the Mediterranean coastline, the beaches invite you to kick back. Make the most of your stay by enjoying culinary specialties at local restaurants.
A one-week stay in Martigues gives you the luxury of sampling a wide variety of cultural offerings. The historic center is organized into three neighborhoods: Ferrières, l'Ile and Jonquières. A open archaeological path will take you to retrace Caesar’s footsteps and visit the ancient sites. Don’t miss the Oppidum de Saint-Pierre or sites of Tholon, the remains of a former Gallo-Roman town. Make plans to visit the Ziem museum as well. Finally, enjoy the coastline of the Blue Coast and its 22 km of beaches. Then venture further into the region and book a room at a Kyriad hotel in Marseille.
A family vacation in Martigues at a 3-star Kyriad hotel allows you to relax and refuel, without compromising on activities. The vast Figuerolles Park contains several mountain bike trails, a botanical path, a learning farm and adventure area, the Indian Forest. The Blue Coast is bursting with activities as well: tour the Baou Tailla quarries, the Cap Couronne lighthouse and Carro Harbour, which has maintained its traditional fishing-port vibe. Finally, enjoy the flavors of local cuisine with your kids, especially the poutargue.