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

    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

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La restanque
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La restanque

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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.

Carro CamperVan Area
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Carro CamperVan Area

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78 places camper van locations near the beach and the port of Carro.Payment by credit card only, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, limited to 72 hours. Draining area and water distribution. Area equipped with a video surveillance system incorporating a digital recorder. Paying all year round: -…

Pleine mer
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Pleine mer

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Charming apartment on the first floor of the owner's villa, facing the sea in a very quiet area. Sleeping corner with a bed 2 persons (160x200), living room / kitchenette. Roof terrace with garden furniture. Superb sea view. Bathroom equipped with bath.

Camping Pascalounet
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Camping Pascalounet

Martigues

Family friendly campsite located 100 m from the sandy beaches of Saulce and Sainte-Croix. Enjoy mobile homes and bungalows fully equipped and comfortable, and well-defined locations, some of which are shaded. Telephone reception: 9h to 12h and 14h to 18h.

Belvédère du Baou
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Belvédère du Baou

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Pretty house, ideally located in the Crown, near the Verdon beach, large white sand beach.

Beach house
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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.

Cabiac
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Cabiac

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Carro, view port sea panoramic 200 m from the beach, apartment T2 fully equipped and air conditioned with a large living room, a room with a bed double and two single bunk beds, close to shops and parking in front of the apartment.

B et D - L'oustaou Couronnien
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B et D - L'oustaou Couronnien

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Come and enjoy your holidays in an authentic Provençal house. Warm welcome and simplicity are the key words of the owners who will introduce you to the southern art of living with their homemade products. Garden with trees. The second person is invited from 3 days rental.

The Mas
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The Mas

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Le Chalut
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Le Chalut

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Lola Palooza
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Lola Palooza

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Les Mouettes
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Les Mouettes

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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

Les Ombrelles
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Les Ombrelles

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Located just 100 meters from the beach, the restaurant Les Ombrelles enjoys an idyllic setting. The breathtaking view of the Mediterranean, the song of cicadas, the shaded terrace, the radiant sun make it an exceptional place. Total capacity of the establishment of 80 seats: 40 indoors and 40 on…

La Source
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La Source

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Le Domus
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Inspirations

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The "Navette"

Terroir

Celebrated at Candlemas, this traditional Provencal biscuit is also a popular sweet treat all year round

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Lifestyle

The 'OM' is more than just a symbol, it's a way of life!

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.