Musée Ziem

Martigues - Cultural place

In 1861, Martigues saw the studio of the painter Félix Ziem set up on its shores. In 1839, at the age of 18, he left his native Burgundy and discovered Provence and the Mediterranean Sea.

The shock was immediate. Fascinated, he decided to return a few years later.

Ziem, a travelling painter, travelled to many countries. Always carrying a notebook, he drew everything he saw and constantly annotated his impressions. These sketchbooks, fortunately preserved and donated to the town of Martigues in 1991, are today an invaluable source of knowledge about the work of this artist.

Water and sky play a predominant role in the landscapes for which Félix Ziem is famous. The artist liked classical compositions in which the horizon line, placed very low, allows for large, often very bright skies. They are combined with the sea to create unique landscapes that characterise Martigues as well as Venice or Contantinople, giving these three cities an air of kinship, as Ziem painted the Serenissima or the Golden Horn in Martigues.

On the ground floor and first floor: a regular alternation of temporary exhibitions is offered to the public.

The second floor is devoted to the permanent collection.

  • The works of Ziem, his paintings of Venice and Constantinople, including the emblematic "Martigues, les tartanes".
  • Fauvist works organised around Raoul Dufy, André Derain, major painters of the 20th century, Francis Picabia and René Seyssaud.
  • The works of the Provençal landscape painters, centred on Emile Loubon.

The last floor presents part of the archaeological collections, resulting from excavations carried out on the municipal territory, from prehistory to the modern era, 8,000 years before Christ until the 18th century, and ethnological collections reflecting the importance and omnipresence of water in the daily life of the inhabitants of Martégaux, objects relating to fishing and ex votos.

  • Accès internet
  • Car park
  • Free

Information provided by OT Martigues

  • Address

    Boulevard du 14 juillet
    Ferrières

    13500 Martigues

  • Phone

    • 04 42 41 39 60
  • Tours

    Essential Martigues

Where to stay

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…

Villa Philogène
Holiday rental

Villa Philogène

Martigues

10 minutes from the nearest beach, 15/20 minutes from the large and beautiful beaches and ports of the Côte Bleue. Large parking yard, 20 m² terrace, with pretty artisanal pergola. This furnished apartment has many amenities and a very good level of comfort. You will be greeted on your arrival…

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.

Case bois-joli
Holiday rental

Case bois-joli

Martigues

1 bedroom with 1 double bed. in 120 cm. Living room, kitchenette. Shower room with WC. Private garden of 25 m2 with garden furniture and separate entrance.

Cigale de mer et soleil
Holiday rental

Cigale de mer et soleil

Martigues

Ground floor, independent bedroom with double or single bed. Living room with convertible sofa and kichinette, bathroom, south facing terrace in a landscaped residence, shaded garden. Possibility to rent monthly (see with the owner). All charges included except the tourist tax.

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…

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…

Clair Hôtel
Hotel

Clair Hôtel

Martigues

In the lounge or on the sunny terrace, you can indulge in idleness, reading, playing a board game or sipping a drink. Arrivals can be made 24 hours a day via the automatic key distributor and payment by credit card. Airport or station transfer service, laundry, room service, regional products…

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. The hotel has two 22kw charging points for electric and rechargeable cars. Close to the main…

Things to do

Galerie Stand'Art
Craftsman / producer

Galerie Stand'Art

Martigues

Its installation follows a call for projects launched by the City. Tomasz Koperski, owner of the premises, wishes to encourage artists and craftsmen to set up their activity in the heart of historic town. Tomasz Koperski, fashion photographer

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.

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…

Atelier Thal
Craftsman / producer

Atelier Thal

Martigues

You can acquire his paintings, his handicrafts (jewelry ...) or his writings ... Also discover the sculptures of Gérard Lopez, designed with recycled objects. About Chantal Jamet: dreamlike painter, speaker in Visual Arts in associations, teacher in Higher School of Web / Design, medalist…

DécoZaDoM
Craftsman / producer

DécoZaDoM

Martigues

DécoZaDoM is a small individual decoration company, which offers to renovate your interior, both in terms of walls and furniture. Guided by an eco-responsible approach, I turned to atypical materials such as cardboard and interested in natural painting to revive furniture or walls. The idea…

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…

L'atelier des Patines
Craftsman / producer

L'atelier des Patines

Martigues

I transform, revamp your furniture, decorative objects, kitchen, woodwork (door, beam ...) so that they are in harmony with your interior, your tastes and your desires.

L'Atelier Lionel Aupart
Craftsman / producer

L'Atelier Lionel Aupart

Martigues

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Pub Evan's
Bar / café

Pub Evan's

Martigues

Large selection of draught beers. Football and rugby matches are televised. Concerts and theme nights.

Where to eat

Lou Targaïre
Cuisine de Provence

Lou Targaïre

Martigues

Baptême, mariage, anniversaire, séminaire, soirée à thème, baby shower, enterrements de vies de filles ou garçons... Le "targaïre" est un un adepte de la "targo", les joutes navales qui sont une tradition plus que tricentenaire en Provence.

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.

Snack au Pont bleu
Restaurants à emporter

Snack au Pont bleu

Martigues

Sandwich shop - kebab located opposite the Esplanade de Ferrières

Aux Aromates
Menus de Fêtes

Aux Aromates

Martigues

New! Le burger des Aromates: JB pastry burger bread. Poitevin, butcher's steak 200g, onion confit with dried tomatoes, foie gras, tome de Savoie, gravy and mixed greens.

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.

Le Brasero
Restaurants à emporter

Le Brasero

Martigues

Pizzas to take away

Le Gusto Caffé
Food guide restaurant

Le Gusto Caffé

Martigues

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 any kind of personal events (birthday ...) or professional (seminar, business meal) thanks to its meeting room…

Pizza Part
Restaurants à emporter

Pizza Part

Martigues

A la carte, a selection of flavors. Traditional pizzas with tomato sauce (cheese, anchovies, Provencal ...), cream (Armenian, Lorraine, Alsatian ...), special (carnivorous, vegetarian, Indian, Mexican ...). Discover the made-to-measure "pizz'a part" pizza: 4 ingredients of your choice +…

La cocotte de l'île (island's casserole)
Menus de Fêtes

La cocotte de l'île (island's casserole)

Martigues

Traditional "homemade" cuisine with fresh produce. Julie welcomes you in a warm setting and offers two terraces: Aristid Briand Course (on the Place de la Libération) and Quai des Anglais (channel side). Chef Rudy Selles was trained by French Michelin-starred chef Jean-Marc Banzo.