Musée Ziem

Martigues - Cultural place

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 for his paintings of Venice and Constantinople including the famous "Martigues les tartanes".

Fauvist works by Raoul Dufy and André Derain, organised around important painters from the 20th century including Francis Picabia and René Seyssaud

Works by Provençal painters including Emile Loubon.

To ensure their conservation, works by Paul Signac, Auguste Rodin and Camille Claudel are only exhibited from time to time.

The uppermost floor exhibits part of the archaeological collections from local digs from prehistory to modern times, from 8,000BC until the 18th century, an ethnological collection which reflects the importance of water in the daily life of the Martigues population with fishing articles and ex-votoes.

  • Group visits by appointment with family or friends or small groups from 5 people.
  • Guided tours for groups and school groups every day by appointment.
  • For visitors with a disability: tactile and sensory workshops and French sign-language tours.
  • For all visitors: lunch at the museum, birthdays, sensory workshops, eyes-closed tours, conference programmes, workshops and courses about art history.

The museum has the "charte du Môm'Art" label which aims to assist museums and cultural sites to improve their facilities and services for families.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park

Information provided by OT Martigues

Nearby

  1. Le Garage

    Food guide restaurant

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  2. Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre

    Hotel

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  3. Villa Williams

    Holiday rental

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  4. Ibis Martigues centre

    Hotel

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Where to stay

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.

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…

New Hôtel Saint Roch
Hotel

New Hôtel Saint Roch

Martigues

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

Côté Notre Dame des Marins
Holiday rental

Côté Notre Dame des Marins

Martigues

Spacious apartment, bright, quiet, it has a large terrace of 35 m2 with a clear view of Martigues. Modern and contemporary layout, it is very pleasant to live. 5 minutes walk from the city center and 10 minutes drive from the Blue Coast. Located 1.4 km from a beach on the Etang de Berre

Villa Philogène
Holiday rental

Villa Philogène

Martigues

Recently renovated, air conditioning reversible, this country house twinned with the owners, without vis-à-vis, is in a fully fenced property located on the edge of the D5, 5 minutes from Martigues, 10 minutes from the nearest beach, 15/20 minutes from the great and beautiful beaches and harbors…

Le mazet du Val des Pins
B&B

Le mazet du Val des Pins

Martigues

Quiet in the pine forest, a room (50 m 2) for 4 people max (1x160 - 2x90). Independent Entrance, Bathroom, WC, Television, Fridge, Microwave, Wifi, private terrace with lounge, homemade breakfasts.

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.

Cigale De Mer Et Soleil
Holiday rental

Cigale De Mer Et Soleil

Martigues

RDJ, independent bedroom with double or single bed, living room with sofa bed and kitchenette, bathroom, terrace, south facing in a landscaped residence, shady garden. Monthly rent possible at 800EUR (except school holidays). All charges included except the tourist tax.

Campanile
Hotel

Campanile

Martigues

The 3* Campanile Martigues hotel is ideally located in the heart of Provence for visiting the coast. Between the Mediterranean coast and Etang de Berre, Martigues abounds with Provençal charms. The city with markets, small harbours and canals is also known as "little Venice". The hotel has 42…

Things to do

Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues
Souvenirs shopping

Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues

Martigues

The shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues offers a range of varied products: traditional souvenirs, objects representative of local knowledge, unique stamped objects and a bookshop. Also available on the tourism information point Auchan Gallery.Possibility to order an item via our online…

Fruits and vegetables Zavattoni
Producer

Fruits and vegetables Zavattoni

Martigues

Sale of seasonal fruits and vegetables on the farm on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons (3:30 pm - 7 pm in summer and 3:30 pm to 5:30 pm in winter). Sale on the Martigues - Jonquières market on Thursday and Sunday morning. Sale of baskets at the station of Martigues-Lavéra, on Tuesday. The…

Educational farm of the Parc de Figuerolles
Family recreation

Educational farm of the Parc de Figuerolles

Martigues

Created in 1989 on the land of the former Domaine Deverville, it allows children to raise awareness of nature and to know the pets of their region. Animations and demonstrations are organized throughout the year by a warm and passionate team: donkey rides, Easter egg hunt, transhumance week,…

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…

M. Guidicelli
Nautical leisure

M. Guidicelli

Martigues

Location de bateaux à pédales et matériels de plage (matelas, parasols). Venez bronzer, vous reposer sous un parasol dans un périmètre abrité ou faire une balade en pédalo. Sainte Croix les pieds dans l'eau est partenaire du pass nautique : retirez votre "carte Privilège Offre Nautique"…

Chapelle Notre Dame de Miséricorde
Monument

Chapelle Notre Dame de Miséricorde

Martigues

17th century The ex-votoes and statues of the Virgin Mary exhibited in the Musée Ziem guard the city. Magnificent panorama over the city and Étang de Berre.

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…

Chapelle de l'Annonciade (pénitents blancs)
Monument

Chapelle de l'Annonciade (pénitents blancs)

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…

Domaine du Mas Blanc, vineyard Jean-Eric Laurent
Wines

Domaine du Mas Blanc, vineyard Jean-Eric Laurent

Martigues

Independent winegrower, producer of wines and olive oil. Located in the heart of the Natura 2000 site "region of the ponds of Saint-Blaise". French wine and grape wine certification. Specialization in unusual varietal wines (Viognier, Merlot, Pinot Gris, gewurtztraminer, Cabernet Sauvignon).…

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…

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.

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

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…

Quai du trou du mat
Cuisine de Provence

Quai du trou du mat

Martigues

For tourists who want to eat fish that comes directly from the family trawler, this is the right door. Breathtaking views of the Baussengue canal and the Saltworks Theater. Its terrace provides access to the many small poisons that come begging under your feet. Total capacity of the…

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 soap

The soap

Tradition

'Savon de Marseille', how to tell the real from the fake

The Cagole

The Cagole

Art de vivre

Translation our version of the Essex girl…

The pizza

The pizza

When a tourist comes to Marseille, one of the first things they have to eat is the local speciality: Pizza!

La Poutargue

La Poutargue

'Boutargue', an amber-coloured jewel fished on the shores of Martigues...

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.