Science Festival in Martigues
Martigues - Astronomie - 9 October 2020
Two references of world astronomy in Martigues, it is not every day! Come in large numbers, reservations recommended and places limited in view of the health context.
- Friday October 2 at 7 pm: "The foam of space-time" by Jean-Pierre Luminet.
In preview for M13, Jean-Pierre Luminet will summarize the content of his next book on quantum gravity, to be published in mid-October.
Last episode in the advances of modern physics: the physics of the infinitely large has joined that of the infinitely small, and cosmology has united with the physics of particles.
At the origin of the Universe and matter, some 14 billion years ago, there was indeed only energy. It remains to understand the nature of this curious interaction between energy, space, time and matter.
To solve the riddle, we imagined theories (superstrings, loops, non-commutative geometry, entropic gravity and three others described here for the first time in an accessible way) from which mind-blowing models emerge today.
Some see the fabric of space-time made up of tiny bits of elementary space and time, others see it blurry, still others see reality as an illusion due to the large number of particles of which we are made.
- Friday October 9 at 7 pm: "In search of distant planets" by Magali Deleuil.
For the past twenty years, we have now been certain of the existence of planets orbiting stars other than our Sun. These new planets, called exoplanets, have very different characteristics from those of the planets in the solar system.
We will talk about how we detect them and what knowledge we have about them. We will see the diversity of the populations of planets discovered, and in particular those which have no equivalent in the Solar System, such as the "super Earths" or the "hot Jupiters" and, correlatively, the many questions that their discovery raises as to to their mechanism of formation and evolution but also on the existence of life outside the solar system.
Identifying planets that can present favorable conditions for life is now the challenge for the next decade.
Information provided by Provence Tourisme
Salle des conférences de l'Hôtel de Ville, Avenue Louis Sammut
Where to stay
Les terrasses vénitiennes
Near and less than 10 meters from the Martigues Aviron Club, less than 100 meters from La Péniche Martégale and its many nautical and zen activities, less than 200 meters from the Marina of Martigues Jonquière, and the club restaurant bar nautical. Ideal for 4 people. You will have at your…
Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre
Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre, a charming hotel in the heart of Provence. The Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre is located in Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts, on the heights of the pond of Berre and face of the Alpilles and the Luberon, 15 km from the beaches. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and the…
Air-conditioned rooms, equipped with hairdryer, flat screen TV. Free WIFI. Courtesy tray (coffee, tea, cookies, milk). Secure parking closed at night for cars and coaches, with video surveillance. Close to the main business centers of Lavéra, La Mède, Fos-sur-mer, Istres ... In summer,…
Le Grand Canal
It is located a few minutes walk from downtown Jonquières and the Ecopolis-Sud industrial zone. Easy and quick access to reach the main axes of Marseille - Arles and the Côte Bleue. All rooms are air conditioned and have wifi access. The hotel has a 24-hour automatic key distributor. Loan…
At home Caillol
Luxury villa on 3 levels with exceptional views, outdoor space (140 m²) for relaxation opening onto the swimming pool, secure garage. 2 bedrooms, bathroom, shower room, modern open kitchen, laundry room. Land planted with olive trees. Large balcony with view of the Berre pond. 5mm from the city…
Things to do
Le Miam Local
Enjoy the advice of producers (3 or 4 every Tuesday) and a tasting. Products: fruits and vegetables, bakery, meat and fish, dairy, drinks, groceries, beauty, catering, crafts, bio, chocolate ... Local Miam is an entity that brings together excellent products from local producers. The strong…
Chapelle Notre Dame de Miséricorde dite Notre Dame des Marins
Fishermen used to offer votive offerings here when they survived a storm. Guardian of the city, the votive offerings and the statue of the Virgin are exhibited at the Ziem museum. The panorama over the city, the Etang de Berre, to the peaks of Sainte-Victoire is magnificent. The name of the…
La Halle de Martigues
Designed by architects Depietromaria and Lossi, the hall is a versatile space for hosting shows, exhibitions, congresses, sporting events or trade fairs. Its capacity varies from 500 to 3000 people in convention up to a maximum of 9000 people standing in show.
Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues
Possibility of ordering an item via our online store (payment by credit card). Official products of the Camping Paradis TV series shot in Martigues: mugs, T-shirts, polo shirts, postcards, neck warmers, caps, eyeglass wipes, magnets, and pens ... Martigues branded products, the heart of the…
Miroir aux oiseaux et canal St Sébastien
The area including the Canal St Sébastien, the Miroir aux Oiseaux and the Quai Brescon was listed in 1942. This strip of sea straddled by the Pont Saint Sébastien and the line of colourful fishermen's houses with random heights has fascinated numerous painters since the end of the 19th century…
Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)
The cafe aims to be a place of culture, popular education, a place of meeting, social bond, a popular and festive place (of course!). Artists, local associations, are welcome to come, discuss, debate, offer entertainment, discussions ... Why reignite stars? : in reference to HK and the…
Chapelle de l'Annonciade
The 17th-century Baroque-style Chapelle de l'Annonciade des Pénitents Blancs was listed as a historical monument in 1910. The rich interior decoration with baroque influences, rare in the Basse-Provence area, features trompe l'oeils, sculptured panelling, a guilt altarpiece, a Venetian-style…
Where to eat
The restaurant is designed as a real multi-sport complex where the equipment is intended for gymnasts, swimmers, cyclists ... is diverted to accommodate, with all the necessary comfort, a breakfast for two, a family lunch, or an appointment between friends. Partner of the restaurant: the…
Provencal and traditional restaurant with a touch of modernity and originality. Warm and elegant decor. Specialties grilled fish, bouillabaisse, bourride and Provençal dishes, feet packets, gardiane of bull, daube of Provence, shells. Take away meals: the whole map. Groups, business meals…