Rétro Musée

Saint Martin de Crau - Cultural place

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

Information provided by OT Saint Martin Crau

Nearby

  1. Mas Vincent

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  2. Le Tilleul

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  3. Côté Terrasse

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  4. La Crau

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Where to stay

Mas les piboules
B&B

Mas les piboules

Saint Martin de Crau

Cette chambre vous accueille au coeur d'un quartier tranquille dans le hameau rural de Caphan.

L'Olivier
Holiday rental

L'Olivier

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Alpilles and Camargue, on a beautiful working farming concern in the plain of La Crau, with century-old plane trees, near the Étang des Aulnes and the ecological reserve of Peau de Meau, 3 gites adjoining the owner's farmhouse (G176/G950411). Shared entrance. Groundfloor :…

Mme et M. Quenin
B&B

Mme et M. Quenin

Saint Martin de Crau

Laure, home of bourgeois architecture of the end of the 18th century, property of family since 1878, offers three guest rooms for a stay of relaxation and conviviality. The House is situated at halfway between Arles and Salon de Provence. Its ideal location between the Camargue, la Crau and the…

L'ajasson
Holiday rental

L'ajasson

Saint Martin de Crau

Individual country house on an enclosed and well-maintained property. Ground floor: separate equipped kitchen. Living room/family room with fireplace. 3 bedrooms with 2 single beds. Washroom. Separate toilets. First floor: 1 large attic bedroom with double bed, 1 bedroom with double bed and 1…

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…

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:…

Entre Camargue Et Alpilles
B&B

Entre Camargue Et Alpilles

Saint Martin de Crau

Entre Camargue et Alpilles, dans un quartier calme et résidentiel, chambre climatisée de plain-pied et avec accès indépendant, à la décoration agréable, avec 1 lit/2 personne (160x200), TV, coin bureau et SdE privative. Possibilité de prendre le petit-déjeuner sur la terrasse ou dans la…

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 :…

La Chapelette
Campsite

La Chapelette

Saint Martin de Crau

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

Things to do

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

Arles

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…

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…

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
Food guide restaurant

O fil de l'eau

Saint Martin de Crau

The tide has come all the way in to Saint-Martin, bringing a fish feast with it! This delicate restaurant, in terms of both food and decor, resembles a family home. The produce is hand-picked when the boats come in to the ports of Marseille or Martigues. The miraculous catch includes…

Inspirations

The herbs de Provence

The herbs de Provence

'Herbes de Provence', the perfume of our sun-baked hills...

Sardines

Sardines

Terroir

This summer fish is the stuff both legends and dishes are made of

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Between Bad Boys and Mia... Rap in Marseille

Thanks to the huge success of bands such as IAM and La Fonky Family, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals. Hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab, the movement has propelled a new generation of signature names to the front of the scene: the heirs have arrived.

The Pastis

The Pastis

Tradition

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