Rétro Musée

Saint Martin de Crau - Cultural place

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The Retro Museum is entirely dedicated to the reproduction of scenes from everyday life in the past. This nostalgic world can be accessed via the entrance to the La Crau Ecomuseum.
André Avis is an enthusiastic collector. In 1987, in partnership with the Municipality, he decided to open a museum on the theme of old professions and tools.
The museum has changed name since then, but its vocation remains the same, namely to preserve and pass on the memory of the Ancients to adults and primarily to children.
Visitors can admire almost 25 scenes from everyday life in the past, all of them astonishingly realistic. They can discover the history of the iron, (the oldest dates back to the 18th century), school, cabinet-making, carpentry, blacksmithing and hat-making.
These living testimonies of our heritage provide a better understanding of Man's history and ingenuity.
André Avis organises guided visits for local school groups.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Public car park

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Nearby

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  4. La Chapelette

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Where to stay

The Bastide
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The Bastide

Arles

Between Alpilles and the Camargue, in the heart of Provence. The location close to everything. Enjoy the central location of our House to discover sites historical and tourist families (Arles, Nîmes, leases of Provence, Saint Rémy de Provence, Avignon, the Saintes Maries of the sea, the bridge…

Mas Vincent
Holiday rental

Mas Vincent

Arles

A one-hectare country estate studded with olive trees harbours this gite, whose unusually spacious living areas and bedrooms will make a comfortable stay for families and groups of friends. It backs up to the owners' residence and offers private outdoor space that is not overlooked. Ground floor:…

Le Tilleul
Holiday rental

Le Tilleul

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Alpilles and Camargue, on a beautiful working farming concern on the plain of La Crau, near the Etang des Aulnes and the ecological reserve of Peau de Meau. 3 gites adjoining the owners' farmhouse, shaded property. Shared entrance. Ground floor : kitchen/living-room with fireplace (wood…

Côté Terrasse
Holiday rental

Côté Terrasse

Saint Martin de Crau

Very beautiful farmhouse of the 18th century, in a cool and green area in the middle of the meadows, quiet place away from road traffic. Another gite on site (G178). Spacious gite, well decorated inside, with Fontvieille stones, whitewash finishes, visible beams. Gite in half floor :…

Lou Meinado, un havre de paix en Provence
B&B

Lou Meinado, un havre de paix en Provence

Saint Martin de Crau

Trois chambres grand confort pour vos vacances en Provence. Différents espaces privés et communs sont à votre disposition pour prendre le petit-déjeuner et vous détendre. Boissons chaudes et fruits de saisons inclus dans le prix du séjour.

Résidence Transhumance
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Résidence Transhumance

Saint Martin de Crau

The hotel and Residence Transhumance is a set of 21 spacious and cosy apartments for placing your holidays under the sign of comfort and relaxation. You can taste the tranquility and the mildness of the climate in our decorated patio and relax, surrounded by lavenders and olive trees.All…

Chez Félicie
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Chez Félicie

Arles

In the plain of Crau between Arles and Alpilles, small mazet (country house) renovated in 2014, on the old national road in the middle of Crau hay meadows, adjoining another rental. After a magnificent avenue of plane trees, large open yard of 5000 m² with a pond, a river of 2nd category.…

Hôtel Ibis Budget
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Hôtel Ibis Budget

Saint Martin de Crau

Situé au bord de l'autoroute A54, l'ibis budget Saint Martin de Crau vous accueille pour une halte à petit prix dans ses chambres "cocoon" de dernière génération, climatisées, équipées d'une douche, toilettes, TV satellite et wifi offert. A quelques pas des sites prestigieux des Alpilles,…

La Chapelette
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La Chapelette

Saint Martin de Crau

Camping very shady around an old provencal farmhouse, campaign atmosphere and family atmosphere.

Things to do

Les délices de la Crau
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Les délices de la Crau

Saint Martin de Crau

Unique éleveur en France de la race "Raza morucha". Tous les avantages de la vente en directe du producteur. Exploitation agricole familiale qui élève les taureaux depuis 1889.

Ecomusée de la Crau
Cultural place

Ecomusée de la Crau

Saint Martin de Crau

The Crau Ecomuseum was created in 1987 by the Conservatory of Provence Ecosystem Studies (CEEP), now the Conservatory of Natural Areas (CEN PACA), with the support of the City and the Foundation for Natural Heritage in Europe (STIFTUNG). It now plays an important role in the St Martinoise…

Maison de la Transhumance
Outdoor leisure

Maison de la Transhumance

Salon de Provence

Home of Transhumance, interpretation of Mediterranean pastoral culture centre, will open its doors to the 2010/2011 year into the fold of the domain of Alders, property of the General Council of Bouches.In a magnificent setting, it will cover an area of more than 500 m². It will first offer on…

Chambremont
Mountains

Chambremont

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The border between Saint-Martin-de-Crau and the former marshes of leases, Chambremont is a string of the Alpilles massif.The Alpilles are located to the Northwest of the Department, in the Rhone corridor alignment.The Alpilles are a link to the terrain, oriented East-West. One can distinguish the…

Boulangerie Coulin
Producer

Boulangerie Coulin

Saint Martin de Crau

Ici tout est fait maison. Florian propose une gamme de pains issus de la farine biologique et française - une gamme de pains artisanaux et de ficelles garnies parfaites pour l'apéritif. Pour l'heure du goûter, des pains gourmands saurant calmer les faims tout en régalant les papilles…

Golf Saint Martinois
Outdoor leisure

Golf Saint Martinois

Saint Martin de Crau

Saint Martinois Golf Club is a municipal golf club. Near the city, it is located in a depression, a low area like the centre of the Crau plain. The golf course was built in successive steps at the initiative of some irreducible golf lovers and with the help of the municipality. It now has nine…

Where to eat

O fil de l'eau
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O fil de l'eau

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Inspirations

The Olive

The Olive

Terroir

Olive oil, olive soap and olives with herbs… A fruit you can't do without!

Villages of Provence

Villages of Provence

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Villages the world over envy us!

Chichis and panisses

Chichis and panisses

What will it be - 'Chichis Frégis' or 'Panisses'?! Make your choice at The Estaque quarter of Marseille.

The cicada

The cicada

The sun's rays are warming you through the pine trees, but you will not know if the summer is here until you hear THE CICADAS!

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.