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 Gusto Caffé

    Food guide restaurant

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  2. At Home Caillol

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  3. La Crêperie

    Cuisine de Provence

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  4. Bonsaï Hôtel

    Hotel

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Where to stay

Ibis
Hotel

Ibis

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…

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.

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).

Balladins Confort - SARL Somatel
Hotel

Balladins Confort - SARL Somatel

Martigues

This 3* hotel with restaurant offers accommodation, half and full-board and seminars for a trip to the coast. La Villa Martégale is a charming hotel with 37 rooms in the heart of the Provençal landscape overlooking Etang de Berre less than 5 km from the centre of Provençal Venice. With easy…

Campanile Hôtel Restaurant
Hotel

Campanile Hôtel Restaurant

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…

Kyriad
Hotel

Kyriad

Martigues

A comfortable 3* hotel in Martigues with everything you need for a relaxing stay (outdoor pool) or business trip (2 meeting rooms). The hotel has 40 air-conditioned rooms (2 with disabled access) with hair-dryer, flat-screen TV, welcome tray with kettle, free WiFi and secure parking. Situated…

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

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.

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…

Things to do

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…

Grand Parc de Figuerolles
Landscape

Grand Parc de Figuerolles

Martigues

The Grand Parc de Figuerolles - Paul Lombard is a wooded estate on the northern outskirts of the city on the shores of Europe's largest lagoon: Etang de Berre. With 130 hectares of pine forests, dry-stone walls and scrubland, the park is a fabulous green lung ideal for family activities, sports…

Senteurs en Provence
Souvenirs shopping

Senteurs en Provence

Martigues

Tout ce dont vous avez besoin pour l'ambiance de votre intérieure : décoration, produits d'ambiance, linge de maison. Distributeur des produits Senteurs en Provence.

Eglise de la Madeleine
Monument

Eglise de la Madeleine

Martigues

Longtemps appelée "La Cathédrale" par les martégaux, la plus imposante des églises de la ville caractéristique de l'architecture et des décors baroques provençaux d'influence italienne est classée au titre des Monuments historiques depuis 1947. Construite entre 1670 et 1680, elle…

Le domaine des Terroirs
Shopping gourmand

Le domaine des Terroirs

Martigues

Epicerie fine, cave à vins, spiritueux. Produits frais et secs, salés et sucrés. Confection de paniers garnis. Art de la table...

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…

Indian forest Figuerolles (forest acrobatic Park)
Family recreation

Indian forest Figuerolles (forest acrobatic Park)

Martigues

From trees to trees, discover 7 acrobatic courses in height in a splendid setting on the Domaine de Figuerolles in Martigues. Preferential price of less 2 euros/person in pre-sale at the Tourist Office of Martigues.Discovering this place, it is a new nature taste that you will discover. This…

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…

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

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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

Inspirations

Figs

Figs

Francis lived happily close beside his tree...

Picked ripe from the tree, figs are simply to die for. They can also be scattered on trays and left to dry in the sun for 3 days: "That's the best way to keep your figs all winter – we serve figs at Christmas as one of Provence's famous 13 Desserts," smiles Jacqueline Honoré.

The pizza

The pizza

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

The Marseille Thriller Novel

The Marseille Thriller Novel

It was born in the mid-Nineties but originates from the city's infamous reputation since the early 20th century.

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

From the plate to the glass, Pastis is always prepared with taste…