Landscapes of lights, painters of the South
Martigues - Peinture - April 9 at 6 p.m. - Free
By Jean-Baptiste Pisano, professor of art history at the University of Nice.
Settled between the Spanish border and the Riviera, painters invented the Midi from the second half of the 19th century.
If their landscapes reveal their artistic personality, the diversity of styles nevertheless reveals the importance of the discovery of light, which modifies their gaze, and feeds the imagination of each of them.
The pictorial translation of maritime atmospheres, or grasping as close as possible to the motif can be appreciated in a permanent dialogue between light and shade.
The particular beauty of the Mediterranean country is an invitation to travel to the heart of pictorial modernity, impressionism, fauvism ... to Matisse and Bonnard.
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- Public car park
Information provided by OT Martigues
Boulevard Du 14 juillet
Salle des conférences de l'Hôtel de Ville
Hôtel de ville
Avenue Louis Sammut
- 04 42 41 39 60
04 42 80 33 26
Where to stay
Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre
Saint Mitre les Remparts
Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre, a charming hotel in the heart of Provence. The Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre is located in Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts, on the heights of the pond of Berre and face of the Alpilles and the Luberon, 15 km from the beaches. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the…
Exceptional closing until March 31, 2020. The 3* Campanile Martigues hotel is ideally located in the heart of Provence for visiting the coast. Between the Mediterranean coast and Etang de Berre, Martigues abounds with Provençal charms. The city with markets, small harbours and canals is also…
Ibis Martigues centre
In the heart of the city opposite the Martigues-Ferrières harbour, the Ibis Martigues is ideally situated for discovering Provence. 15 minutes from Martigues beaches and 30 minutes from Marignane airport. The rooms have a lovely view of the city. All 83 rooms are air conditioned. Rooms…
Individual villa, spacious, bright plain foot in quiet neighborhood, it boasts a large terrace with garden furniture, plancha, deported parasol. It offers 3 bedrooms including an air-conditioned, air-conditioned living room, equipped kitchen, Italian-style shower room. Non-smoking holidaymakers,…
Hotel Première Classe
Your Première Classe hotel in Martigues is ideally close to the Marseille Provence airport, the TGV station, the cities of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and the Camargue. The hotel is located 2 kilometers from the city center, you will enjoy strolling through its streets to discover the bridges…
La Villa Martégale
This 3* hotel with restaurant offers accommodation, half and full-board and seminars for a trip to the coast. La Villa Martégale is a charming hotel with 37 rooms in the heart of the Provençal landscape overlooking Etang de Berre less than 5 km from the centre of Provençal Venice. With easy…
Côté Notre Dame des Marins
Spacious apartment, bright, quiet, it has a large terrace of 35 m2 with a clear view of Martigues. Modern and contemporary layout, it is very pleasant to live. 5 minutes walk from the city center and 10 minutes drive from the Blue Coast. Located 1.4 km from a beach on the Etang de Berre
Les terrasses vénitiennes
Charming pavilion classified 3 stars, quiet, set back from the city center, but less than 500m from it, opposite and with breathtaking views of the Etang de Berre less than 20m and the Sainte Victoire. Ideal for 4 people, you will have at your disposal 2 bedrooms and a furnished terrace.
Things to do
La Provence des Gourmandises: confectioner, chocolatier, delicatessen
Confectionery, high-end chocolate factory, delicatessen and regional products. Calissons, chocolates, coffee, tea, olive oil, sweets, wines, ceramics, liqueur from Provence. For wedding and baptism.Chocolate La Marquise de Sévigné, calissons du Roy René, the delights of lubéron, dredged…
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Parcours archéologique sur les pas de César
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Sainte Croix les pieds dans l'eau
Rent of pedal boats and beach equipment (mats, umbrellas).Come sunbathe, rest under an umbrella in a sheltered perimeter or take a pedalo ride.Holy Cross feet in the water is partner of the nautical pass: remove your "Privilege Card Boat Offer" eligible for discounts on certain services or…
Une boutique de 140 mètres carrés ouverte sur un atelier où Nelly et Mélanie vous proposent leur savoir-faire de Maitre artisan d'art. A l'entrée, les fournitures beaux-arts, papiers fantaisies... et, au fond, l'atelier d'encadrement et de restauration. Vous pouvez également y faire des…
Theatre of the Salins
Exceptional closure. The Salins de Martigues Theatre is a national scene that focuses on proposing transdisciplinary programming. Theatre, dance, circus, music, new technologies, exhibitions... follow each other to see, meet, and discover French or international artists. The biggest names in…
Where to eat
Le Gusto Caffé
Italian restaurant: fresh and home-made product, grilled outside, garden and shady terrace overlooking the harbor. Homemade dishes prepared with fresh and seasonal products. Michelin single standard, Michelin plate, menu less than 20 euros Michelin. The Gusto Caffé is also a place to organize…
The gourmet nugget of Martigues. Offering a light and contemporary decor, this gastronomic restaurant is parked in a former garage and driven by the steady hand of 28 year old chef Fabien Morréale, ex Chibois, Banzo and Sourrieu. As far as the menu goes, this young genius has gone into…
This is one of Martigues' best-known addresses for both its central location (on Quai des Pêcheurs, right at the edge of Gallifet canal) and food, offering a genuine voyage of the tastebuds into the best of Provence. Specialities include grilled fish, bouillabaisse, fish stew, beef stew, tripes…
A gourmet treat…
Provence has been famed for its candied fruit from time immemorial. In the early 16th century, the region was fairly impoverished. Fruit grew here in abundance, but much of it was lost every year.
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