Kite Festival - 15th edition

Festival - In April - Dates and program to be confirmed - Free

Event cancelled:Covid-19

Event canceled.

Two days of celebration on the beach of Verdon!
You have an appointment with around fifty international kite flyers. A dozen countries will be represented.
Several regions of France will also be present.

They will offer free pilot demonstrations, large structures, traditional kites and give their advice to help the youngest in the practice of flight.

Introduction to pulling sail gongling, boomerang throwing, aeromodelling demonstration, wind garden, candy releases and sale of kites.

Kite-making workshops will be set up for children and adolescents on Saturday and Sunday, at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. They take place on the esplanade of the aid station.

Weekly workshops (Monday 20 to Friday 24 April 2020): They are open to groups by reservation (and subject to availability). They are led by international artists who will offer young people and people with disabilities to make traditional kites or wind objects, to learn piloted kites or traction sailing.

The Kite Festival is organized by the Coup de Vent association, in partnership with the City of Martigues, the PACA Region, the Bouches-du-Rhône General Council, the Association for the Animation of Social Centers and Neighborhood houses and Radio Maritima.

Free parking.

No admission charge

  • Free
  • For kids
  • Public car park

Information provided by OT Martigues

  • Organiser

    Service Protocole et Manifestations (Ville de Martigues)
    Hôtel de Ville
    Rond-point De l'Hôtel de Ville

    13500 Martigues

  • Lieux

    Beach of the Verdon

  • Phone

    • 04 42 44 34 73
  • Website

Nearby

  1. La Source

    Campsite

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  2. Solaris

    Holiday rental

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  3. Sainte-Croix Beach

    Beach

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  4. Les Mouettes

    Campsite

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Mer et Jardin
Holiday rental

Mer et Jardin

Martigues

Two-story apartment adjoining owners' villa facing the sea and in a very calm neighbourhood just steps from the coast. Ground floor: fully-equipped kitchen and pleasant patio and garden with deckchairs and barbecue. First floor: one bedroom with double bed (2x90) and a view of the sea. New…

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B&B

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L'Ile Bleue 2
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L'Ile Bleue 2

Martigues

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Les oursinades
Holiday rental

Les oursinades

Martigues

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Holiday rental

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Martigues

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Pleine mer
Holiday rental

Pleine mer

Martigues

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L'Hippocampe, les Chalets de la mer
Campsite

L'Hippocampe, les Chalets de la mer

Martigues

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The Tamaris
Campsite

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Martigues

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La restanque
Holiday rental

La restanque

Martigues

A 2 rooms near the large beach of Verdon. Living room / kitchen (15 m2) equipped. Bedroom with 1 bed (2 pers.), 2 folding bunk beds (1 pers.). Bathroom. Extended terrace of a shady garden (60 m2), electric plancha.

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Martigues

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Martigues

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Beach

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Sausset les Pins

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Nautical leisure

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Martigues

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Beach at La Saulce
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Martigues

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Le petit musée de Carro
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Le petit musée de Carro

Martigues

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Sainte-Croix Beach
Beach

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Martigues

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Le Chalut
Cuisine de Provence

Le Chalut

Martigues

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Cuisine de Provence

Les Ombrelles

Martigues

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La Source
Cuisine de Provence

La Source

Martigues

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Les Mouettes
Cuisine de Provence

Les Mouettes

Martigues

Located facing the sea and the creeks, 500 m from the sandy beach. Quiet and family. In July, August: themed evenings every Thursday. Total capacity of the establishment: 220 people - Indoor room: 100 people - Terrace: 120 people

Lola Palooza
Cuisine de Provence

Lola Palooza

Martigues

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