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

Where to stay

Les terrasses vénitiennes
Holiday rental

Les terrasses vénitiennes

Martigues

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
Hotel

Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre

Saint-Mitre-les-Remparts

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…

Kyriad direct
Hotel

Kyriad direct

Martigues

The 3* Campanile Martigues hotel is ideally located in the heart of Provence for visiting the coast. The hotel has 42 rooms, a restaurant and meeting room. Reception open from 6.30am to 11pm/weekends and public holidays from 7am to 11pm.

Kyriad Martigues
Hotel

Kyriad Martigues

Martigues

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
Hotel

Le Grand Canal

Martigues

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…

Côté Sud
Holiday rental

Côté Sud

Martigues

The apartment is in a secure property 5 minutes walk from the city center and its amenities. You will be 10 minutes by car from the Côte Bleue. Capacity 4 people max. The apartment is rented bed linen and towels included.

At home Caillol
Holiday rental

At home Caillol

Martigues

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…

L'eau vive
Holiday rental

L'eau vive

Martigues

Quiet, close to all amenities, near the Blue Coast (sea , sandy beaches and creeks).

Meublé Saint Jean
Holiday rental

Meublé Saint Jean

Martigues

Closed terrace, swimming pool shared with the owners, parking, near the beaches of Martigues, Port de Bouc and Fos sur Mer.

Things to do

Le Miam Local

Le Miam Local

Martigues

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
Cultural place

Chapelle Notre Dame de Miséricorde dite Notre Dame des Marins

Martigues

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
Cultural place

La Halle de Martigues

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
Souvenirs shopping

Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues

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
Cultural place

Miroir aux oiseaux et canal St Sébastien

Martigues

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…

Gérard Gidde
Craftsman / producer

Gérard Gidde

Martigues

Creation and realization of art turning on wood, bowl, dish, cup, pedestal table, light stand, candy holder with turned foot, pedestal table, marquetry top.

Galerie Indigo
Craftsman / producer

Galerie Indigo

Martigues

And since 2010, the industry of Martigues and its region, another also fascinating look of which Marguerite Nadal made the turn. Permanent exhibition of the works of Marguerite Nadal. Open also on appointment.

Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)
Cultural place

Le rallumeur d'étoiles (associative café)

Martigues

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
Cultural place

Chapelle de l'Annonciade

Martigues

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

Le glacier
Restaurants à emporter

Le glacier

Martigues

Hot Italian or goat cheese salad, tuna steak à la plancha, beef tartare with a knife, grilled sirloin ... or just a coffee, ice cream or beer.

The Figuerolles snack
Restaurants à emporter

The Figuerolles snack

Martigues

Enjoy the peace and friendly atmosphere of the shaded picnic tables in an exceptional setting. A la carte: organic salads, cold and hot sandwiches, fries, pancakes, organic waffles, ice creams, cold and hot drinks.

Le Quai des Pirates
Restaurants à emporter

Le Quai des Pirates

Martigues

Taste the specialties of the restaurant facing the Etang de Berre. Located in the charming district of Ile, the Quai des Pirates offers you to taste shellfish, crustaceans and seafood from local fishing.

Le Ryad
Restaurants à emporter

Le Ryad

Martigues

In the summer, discover our salads and grills in the shade of its new terrace.

Mac Donald's
Restaurants à emporter

Mac Donald's

Martigues

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…

Le Latino
Restaurants à emporter

Le Latino

Martigues

A la carte: pizzas (made with tomato sauce or crème fraîche), sandwiches and paninis, salads, burgers, plates accompanied by fries, trays of fries or nuggets, desserts (pie, yogurt) and cold drinks. Noon and evening delivery from 5 euros.

Burger King Martigues
Restaurants à emporter

Burger King Martigues

Martigues

Located at the exit of Martigues near the Le Palace cinema, enjoy a quick lunch or lunch. Wide choice of burgers, salads, sides and desserts.

Pascal
Table 13

Pascal

Martigues

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…

Bertrand Roy
Cuisine de Provence

Bertrand Roy

Martigues

Atmosphere and pleasant service (interior and terrace), good value for money in the innovative and refined cuisine. A la carte "fish soup" and "fillet of beef with foie gras".