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
Boulevard Du 14 juillet
- 04 42 41 39 60
04 42 80 33 26
Where to stay
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Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre
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Côté Notre Dame des Marins
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
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Cigale De Mer Et Soleil
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Things to do
Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues
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Fruits and vegetables Zavattoni
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
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
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Martigues ' sailing circle (CVM)
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Chapelle de l'Annonciade (pénitents blancs)
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Domaine du Mas Blanc, vineyard Jean-Eric Laurent
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Where to eat
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
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Quai du trou du mat
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