Kite Festival - 15th edition

Festival - April 25 and 26 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. - Free

In 2020: 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

    Coup de vent
    13600 La Ciotat

  • Lieux

    Plage du Verdon

  • Phone

    • 04 42 44 34 73
  • Website

Nearby

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    Resort

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  2. Residence Goélia Cap blue

    Resort

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  3. Plage de Naturiste de Bonnieu

    Beach

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  4. Plage Rives d'Or

    Beach

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Where to stay

Residence Goélia Cap blue
Resort

Residence Goélia Cap blue

Martigues

Just 200 metres from the sea and the pretty little fishing port of Carro, the 3* Goélia Cap Bleu aparthotel welcomes you in comfortable twinned villas for between 6 and 10 people and apartments for up to 4 people, all equipped with air conditioning. Facilities include a heated outdoor pool and…

Les oursinades
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Les oursinades

Martigues

Small house 300m from the beach of Verdon. On the ground floor: entrance hall with access to the garden, shower room, separate WC. On the first floor: main room with a sofa bed for 2 people. Equipped kitchen, small room with a bed for 2 people (140x190). A room with a bed for 2 people (140x190),…

Maison Evrard
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Maison Evrard

Sausset les Pins

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Chez Manou
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Martigues

In a wooded park of 5,500 m2, near the beach of the Crown, a traditional stone house of the country: 3 bedrooms in the family home (1 bed 180 + 3 beds 1 place) where Mylène offers a warm welcome .

Beach house
Holiday rental

Beach house

Martigues

At 100 m from the beach of Carro: duplex fully equipped. Garden, terrace with gas barbecue, closed parking. Possibility of hiring at the night minimum 2 nights out of season.

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B&B

Chambre d'Hotes en Bord de Mer

Sausset les Pins

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Campsite

Camping-cars Park La Source, Martigues-La Couronne

Martigues

9 locations, a few meters from the beaches of Saulce and Ste-Croix. Service area, emptying, supply of water, electricity. Timestamp access 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Payment by credit card only. Rates: 24h, 12 euros / 5h + services: 5 euros. Tourist tax: 0.61 euros.

The seagulls
Campsite

The seagulls

Martigues

The peaceful, family-friendly campsite faces the sea and rocky inlets in the heart of an untouched natural landscape. Private access to the sandy beach just 400 metres away and the typical little Port de Tamaris 200 metres away. Bar-Restaurant-Pizzeria with activities and entertainment for…

Lou Cigalon
Campsite

Lou Cigalon

Martigues

A family-friendly 3* campsite nestled in a cove right by the water and close to Côte Bleue beaches and villages. Modern fully-equipped mobile homes/chalets and pitches for tents, caravans and motorhomes for rent. A peaceful, natural environment ideal for a restful holiday with your partner or…

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Plage Rives d'Or
Beach

Plage Rives d'Or

Sausset les Pins

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Le Marin
Nautical leisure

Le Marin

Martigues

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Beach

Plage des Laurons

Martigues

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Le petit musée de Carro
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Le petit musée de Carro

Martigues

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Plage de Naturiste de Bonnieu
Beach

Plage de Naturiste de Bonnieu

Martigues

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Saint Croix Beach
Beach

Saint Croix Beach

Martigues

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La Fabrique à potions
Craftsman

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Martigues

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Plage de La Saulce
Beach

Plage de La Saulce

Martigues

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Plage de Carro
Beach

Plage de Carro

Martigues

Carro is a charming little fishing port, still in operation, located just near Martigues. Its fish market attracts people from throughout the region and is a real treat for the eyes and the taste buds! Situated just a stone's throw from the port, "Plage de Carro" is a fairly small shingle…

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Cuisine de Provence

Le Chalut

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La Source
Cuisine de Provence

La Source

Martigues

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Cuisine de Provence

Les Mouettes

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Lola Palooza

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The restaurant Lola Palooza, glacier and creperie will reveal you the charms of the beach of the Verdon, feet in the water, in the shade of the palms. You can discover the Provençal flavors of the Côte Bleue. Pop-rock and salsa party every Wednesday from June to September Total capacity of the…

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Le Domus

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