Visit of the old Centre

Walk - Du 1er janvier au 31 décembre

A former centre with the first written traces dating back to the 10th century, in 966 exactly! Istres has a real historic centre, formerly fortified. This visit will allow you to discover the Musée du Vieil Istres and its largest collection of marks painted on amphorae in the world, to climb up to the lookout which overlooks the entire city of Istres and Notre Dame de Beauvoir (Church of the 12th century). The guide will explain the specificities of the habitat of the old Istres, modes of construction of houses, the history but also the legends that surround the commune.

Office de Tourisme d'Istres

30 allée Jean Jaurès 13800 Istres

Information provided by OT Istres

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme d'Istres
  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Guide

    Printed or digital TOPO, Guide

  • Tour language

    French

  • Phone

    • 04 42 81 76 00
  • Fax

    04 42 55 38 96

  • Website

  • Tours

    Essential istres

  • Download topo map

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