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
3* boutique hotel with a premier location just 3 minutes from the city centre. 31 fully-equipped rooms (1 with disabled access) with unique decoration. Free parking. Arrival possible 24/7 thanks to the automatic key dispenser and credit card payment. Reception open from 6am to 9pm. Meals for…
Ibis Martigues centre
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Brit Hotel Martigues Saint-Mitre
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Les terrasses vénitiennes
Charming pavilion classified 3 stars, quiet, set back from the city center, but less than 500m from it, opposite and with breathtaking views of the Etang de Berre less than 20m and the Sainte Victoire. Ideal for 4 people, you will have at your disposal 2 bedrooms and a furnished terrace.
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…
Things to do
Une boutique de 140 mètres carrés ouverte sur un atelier où Nelly et Mélanie vous proposent leur savoir-faire de Maitre artisan d'art. A l'entrée, les fournitures beaux-arts, papiers fantaisies... et, au fond, l'atelier d'encadrement et de restauration. Vous pouvez également y faire des…
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Hotmer Surf Shop - Martigues
Rental and sale of windsurfing, windsurfs, kayaks and stand up paddleboard, sale and repair of nautical equipment. Sale of surfwear and sunglasses .Hotmer is a partner of the nautical pass: remove your nautical offer privilege card which entitles you to discounts on certain services or…
Fruits and vegetables Zavattoni
Sale of seasonal fruits and vegetables on the farm Wednesday and Saturday afternoons (3.30 p.m. - 7 p.m. in summer and 3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. in winter). Sale on the Martigues - Jonquières market on Thursday and Sunday morning. Sale of baskets at Martigues-Lavéra station on Tuesday. The…
Eglise Sainte Marie-Madeleine
Long called "The Cathedral" by the martégaux, the most imposing of the town's churches characteristic of Provencal architecture and Baroque decor with an Italian influence has been classified as Historic Monuments since 1947. Built between 1670 and 1680, it testifies to the prosperity of the…
Ecole de Théâtre et métiers du spectacle
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…
Domaine du Mas Blanc, vineyard Jean-Eric Laurent
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Shop of the Tourist Office of Martigues
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Where to eat
Le Gusto Caffé
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…
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…
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…
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