Mineral expo, international trade show (minerals, fossils, meteorites, jewelry, precious stones)
Martigues - Handicraft - March 14-15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fifty exhibitors on 2000 square metres will offer small and large fossils, raw minerals or worked in lamps and decorative objects, jewelry, fine stones, precious or ornamental...
A free lottery to win minerals, fossils, dinosaur teeth... or a diamond. One draw every hour.This is the 5th edition in 2020.
Origin of exhibitors: France, Pakistan, Morocco, Spain, Madagascar, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Mexico, etc...New: Win a diamond in the lottery!
Each child from the schools around Martigues will receive a two-day pass and a fossil shark tooth collar.Fossils dating back 500 million years with exceptional pieces (giant ammonites, dinosaur bones, reptiles, etc.). Crystals from all over the world, infinitely colored minerals, shells, jewelry, fascinating gems and rare gems ...
Access for 2 days, at a rate of 5 euros. Free under 8, accompanied.
- Public car park
Information provided by OT Martigues
Institut du Monde Minéral
10 boulevard De la République
13600 La Ciotat
The Hall of Martigues
Quartier De l'hôtel de ville
- 06 51 03 39 78
Where to stay
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,…
The Hôtel Première Classe de Martigues is ideally located close to Marseille Provence airport and the TGV high-speed railway station. It is also close to Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and the Camargue. Just 2 km from the city centre, stroll from the hotel to discover the bridges and canals that…
Recently renovated, air conditioning reversible, this country house twinned with the owners, without vis-à-vis, is in a fully fenced property located on the edge of the D5, 5 minutes from Martigues, 10 minutes from the nearest beach, 15/20 minutes from the great and beautiful beaches and harbors…
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…
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…
Things to do
Chapelle de l'Annonciade (pénitents blancs)
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Martigues ' sailing circle (CVM)
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The Musée Ziem was founded in 1908 thanks to donations by several artists including Félix Ziem. The collection is alternated regularly to ensure the public has access to all the works (ground and first floor). The second floor is dedicated to a permanent collection. Works by Ziem, very popular…
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Where to eat
Le Gusto Caffé
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Quai du trou du mat
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