Galerie de l'Histoire de Martigues

Martigues - Cultural place

Embark for a unique voyage in the Galerie de l'Histoire de Martigues.

This innovative 500 m2 exhibition area on the ground floor of the town hall takes you travelling back in time through the history of this one-thousand-year old city and its residents.
With videos, written documents, photographs, models and museography and interactive terminals, the gallery highlights key periods in the evolution of Martigues from the first traces of human civilisation to the lightening development of the commune in the second half of the 20th century.

The Galerie also presents the city of the future with exhibitions of urban, cultural and social projects for Martigues.
The exhibition covers more than just a few centuries. It covers the complete history of Martigues from the prehistoric period to current time.
The evolution of our world is unveiled, discovered and rediscovered.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park

Information provided by OT Martigues

Nearby

  1. Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre

    Hotel

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  2. Cigale De Mer Et Soleil

    Holiday rental

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  3. Campanile Hôtel Restaurant

    Cuisine de Provence

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  4. Tourist information Office Galerie Auchan Martigues

    Tourist office

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Where to stay

Hotel Première Classe
Hotel

Hotel Première Classe

Martigues

Your Première Classe hotel in Martigues is ideally close to the Marseille Provence airport, the TGV station, the cities of Marseille, Aix-en-Provence and the Camargue. The hotel is located 2 kilometers from the city center, you will enjoy strolling through its streets to discover the bridges…

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…

L'eau vive
Holiday rental

L'eau vive

Martigues

Small house with garden 4 to 5 people (including children) very comfortable, very close to the Grand Parc de Figuerolles and the nautical base of Tholon (sailing club), quiet, close to all amenities, near the Blue Coast (sea , sandy beaches and creeks).

New Hôtel Saint Roch
Hotel

New Hôtel Saint Roch

Martigues

Hotel on a small hill with a view over the lagoon and city centre.

La cigalière
B&B

La cigalière

Martigues

Air-conditioned suite of 25m2 in quiet residence on the edge of the pond. Private terrace with view, garage, basement, elevator, WC and private bathroom. Homemade breakfast, fresh products. Possibility relaxing massage and Reiki treatment on appointment, on site.

Côté Jardin
Holiday rental

Côté Jardin

Martigues

In a quiet neighborhood in the hills of Martigues, close to all amenities, charming gite for 2 people on the ground floor, opening onto a private terrace and garden ( restanque ) closed (25 m² + 25 m²), with garden furniture. Parking outside. Comfortable living room with TV (flat screen) and…

La Tartane
Holiday rental

La Tartane

Martigues

Ideal for holidays to 2, in the heart of the Provençal Venice and to discover the Blue Coast, its beaches, coves and fishing ports. Room bed 140, bathroom and separate WC, no smoking, no pets, personalized welcome. Week or two nights minimum. Located 600 m from a beach on the Etang de Berre.

Le Grand Canal
Hotel

Le Grand Canal

Martigues

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…

Ibis Martigues centre
Hotel

Ibis Martigues centre

Martigues

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

Musée Ziem
Cultural place

Musée Ziem

Martigues

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…

Miroir aux oiseaux and St Sébastien canal
Site

Miroir aux oiseaux and St Sébastien canal

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…

Multiplexe the Palace
Cultural place

Multiplexe the Palace

Martigues

The cinema of 11 rooms and 2095 armchairs offers you the latest films, broadcasts of live operas of the Metropolitan Opera of New York, ballets live of the Bolshoi Theatre of Moscow and the live theatre of the French comedy. The Palace also organises themed evenings, punctual events, room…

Martigues ' sailing circle (CVM)
Nautical leisure

Martigues ' sailing circle (CVM)

Martigues

The sailing circle is labeled for hearing impairment and offers various activities: school sailing, livable sailing, light sailing, handicap sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, scuba diving, and a training centre for Federal instructors and patents youth professionals in popular and sporting…

Irish Pub Evan's
Bar / café

Irish Pub Evan's

Martigues

Grand choix de bières pressions. Concert tous les jeudis. Les samedis de Juin à Septembre.

Ecole de Théâtre et métiers du spectacle
Cultural place

Ecole de Théâtre et métiers du spectacle

Martigues

Activités (théâtre et Chant). Apprentissage de différentes techniques, diction, relaxation, improvisation, lecture théâtrale, travail de la voix, respiration. Création et mise en scène de sketches, de pièces, de saunâtes et contes, spectacle proposé au public. Intervention dans les…

Café associatif martégal (ouverture prochaine)
Cultural place

Café associatif martégal (ouverture prochaine)

Martigues

Le café se veut un lieu de culture, d'éducation populaire, un lieu de rencontre, de lien social, un lieu populaire et festif (bien sûr!). Artistes, associations locales, sont les bienvenus pour venir, discuter, débattre, proposer des animations, des discussions... Pouquoi rallumeur d'étoiles…

Aux Perles de l'Etang
Craftsman

Aux Perles de l'Etang

Martigues

Pastry, chocolate, confectionery. Master pastry craftsman, chocolatier, confectioner. "Pearls of the Pond" specialties created in 1965 by Mr.Favier, previous owner: candied cherries, which are macerated in alcohol, coated with marzipan and dipped in chocolate and icing sugar. Novelty selected…

Musée Vitrine Archéologique
Cultural place

Musée Vitrine Archéologique

Martigues

The archaeological showcase located on the square Maritima (district of the Island) is, on 80m2, a restitution in situ, on the remains of a primitive Gallic village (5th century before our era). Plot of streets with objects where they were found, and four houses reconstructed according to…

Where to eat

Le Garage
Food guide restaurant

Le Garage

Martigues

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
Food guide restaurant

Le Gusto Caffé

Martigues

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…

Campanile Hôtel Restaurant
Cuisine de Provence

Campanile Hôtel Restaurant

Martigues

Friendly atmosphere, open buffet, grill. located 3km from the city center and next to the Auchan shopping center. Indoor room capacity: 35 people Terrace: 15 people

La Crêperie
Cuisine de Provence

La Crêperie

Martigues

Old stone building, vaulted door, warm and romantic setting, overlooking the pond of Berre. Total capacity of the establishment: 50 people on the terrace.

Pascal
Cuisine de Provence

Pascal

Martigues

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…

Inspirations

The rap in Marseille part 1

The rap in Marseille part 1

With the successive acclaim of bands such as IAM, La Fonky Family, Psy 4 de la Rime and Jul, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals - the movement has been hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab. But how did rap culture become rooted in Marseille?

The Three Kings Cake

The Three Kings Cake

Tradition

Epiphany in Provence is like nowhere else!

Inspirations

Inspirations

Traditions, lifestyle, mediterranean cuisine

La Provence

La Provence

Provence is more than a simple destination, it's a whole way of life!

Serving tourism

Provence Tourisme est une association loi 1901. Sa mission, confiée par le Département : promouvoir le tourisme dans les Bouches-du-Rhône dans le respect de l’environnement et des habitants et garantir aux visiteurs un accueil de qualité.

The best of the destination

En accord avec les aspirations et les goûts de chacun, Provence Tourisme propose d’incontournables valeurs sûres comme des conseils pour sortir des sentiers battus, grâce à sa connaissance profonde du terrain et de par sa neutralité commerciale.