Feast of the sea and the pond
Martigues - Street fair - Saturday, June 27, 2020 - Free
Participate in a great day of free entertainment!
10 am: Fishermen's Mass at the Madeleine Church
11am: Saint Peter's procession in the city center
11:30 am: nautical parade on the Galliffet canal
To note: "Glide in your city", a unique and festive play route in music of 850 m with inflatable structures and water games.
Village and departure area of the island, Aristide Briand course behind the fountain.
Child from 8 years, accompanied by a reference adult.
Only on registrations from May.
Saint-Pierre, patron saint of fishermen, is an essential figure of Provence.
St. Peter's Day is one of the great traditional festivals of the summer solstice.
In Martigues, the maritime environment is more than an asset of the city, it is the city! Thus, all that concerns aquatic activities, starting with fishing, is a true local culture.
The famous Feast of the Sea and St. Peter, patron saint of seafarers, is the annual celebration "official", by its conduct at once sacred, pagan and popular making it accessible to all. During these festivities there is a spectacular religious ceremony on earth (procession where the saint is carried on a man's back) or on sea (surrounded by an impressive flotilla of fishermen and curious, the priest blesses the sheaf in homage to the disappeared in sea), and the popular festivities over the animations and the musical ambiances. Beware of the nuance: in Martigues, the Feast of the Sea is not folklore, but tradition! The difference: folklore pays tribute to past eras, while tradition continues. And it remains very current and alive!
No admission charge
- Pets allowed
- Accessible for disabled
Information provided by OT Martigues
Service Protocole et Manifestations (Ville de Martigues)
Hôtel de Ville
Rond-point De l'Hôtel de Ville
Place of liberation
Quartier de L'Île
- 04 42 42 31 10
Where to stay
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…
A comfortable 3* hotel in Martigues with everything you need for a relaxing stay (outdoor pool) or business trip (2 meeting rooms). The hotel has 40 air-conditioned rooms (2 with disabled access) with hair-dryer, flat-screen TV, welcome tray with kettle, free WiFi and secure parking. Situated…
Le Grand Canal
This hotel with a Spanish-inspired façade, wrought-iron gate and two stone lion sculptures welcomes guests for business or pleasure. It has 9 studio flats and 8 bedrooms. Located just a few minutes walk from the town centre of Jonquières and with easy access to major routes to Marseille-Arles…
The 3* Campanile Martigues hotel is ideally located in the heart of Provence for visiting the coast. Between the Mediterranean coast and Étang de Berre, Martigues abounds with Provençal charms. The city with markets, small harbours and canals is also known as “little Venice”. The hotel…
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.
25 m² air-conditioned suite in a quiet residence on the edge of the pond, private terrace with a view, garage / basement, elevator, WC and private shower room. Homemade breakfast, fresh products. Possibility of relaxing massage and reiki treatment by appointment, on site. 1 bedroom of 12m² with…
Cigale de mer et soleil
Ground floor, independent bedroom with double or single bed. Living room with convertible sofa and kichinette, bathroom, south facing terrace in a landscaped residence, shaded garden. Possibility to rent monthly (see with the owner). All charges included except the tourist tax.
Things to do
Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)
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Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues
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Ecole de Théâtre et métiers du spectacle
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After Session - Authentic riders Shop
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Where to eat
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…
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…
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…
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