Ecomusée de la Crau

Saint Martin de Crau - Cultural place

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 cultural life and in the development of tourism in the town.
Located in an old barn in the heart of the city, it invites you to discover all the wonders of Crau, with:
- A permanent exhibition - Temporary exhibitions - The Draille des Coussouls discovery trail - A shop The permanent exhibition highlights the richness and traditions of the Crau land: its geology, history, flora and fauna, rare and protected, such as the sand grouse, little bustard, the lesser kestrel... Temporary exhibitions are renewed every three months. Artistic or educational, they refer to the Crau and the protection of nature.
The Draille des Coussouls trail leads you into the heart of the Nature Reserve.
The shop offers a selection of French naturalist books, maps, books and regional products.
Moreover, the entrance to the Ecomuseum allows you to access the Retro Museum, a space dedicated to the reproduction of scenes of everyday life in the past.

  • Accessible for disabled
  • Coach park, Public car park, Garage Bike
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Information provided by OT Saint Martin Crau

  • Contact

    2 place Léon Michaud
    13310 Saint Martin de Crau

  • Phone

    • 04 90 47 02 01
  • Fax

    04 90 47 05 28

  • Website

Nearby

  1. La Chapelette

    Campsite

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  2. Maison du tourisme de Saint Martin de Crau

    Tourist office

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  3. L'Olivier

    Holiday rental

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  4. Le Tilleul

    Holiday rental

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Where to stay

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…

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 :…

Milou
Holiday rental

Milou

Saint Martin de Crau

Between Alpilles and Camargue, in the plain of la Crau, on a farming concern, gîte with a large living-room, well equipped spacious kitchen. Swimming-pool 14m x 7m from 15th of may to 15th of september, from 8am to 7pm, except on Sunday. Adjoining the gite n° 366. Groundfloor:…

Le Redon
Holiday rental

Le Redon

Arles

Pretty gite in the countryside, situated on a farming area, adjoining agricultural dependences. Near Arles, Camargue and the Alpilles. Groundfloor : Kitchen (oven, micro-wave, dishwasher). Dining-room. Living-room with flat screen TV. Washing-machine. 2 Shower-rooms. 2 separated toilets. 1st…

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…

La Crau
Campsite

La Crau

Saint Martin de Crau

Located in the city centre. Very wooded. Service area for motorhomes

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 :…

Chez Félicie
Holiday rental

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.…

Things to do

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…

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…

Rétro Musée
Cultural place

Rétro Musée

Saint Martin de Crau

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…

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 rap in Marseille part 1

The rap in Marseille part 1

With the successive acclaim of bands such as IAM, La Fonky Family, Psy 4 de la Rime and Jul, Marseille has earned its status as one of France's foremost rap capitals - the movement has been hoisted to heritage status in this city known for its gift of the gab. But how did rap culture become rooted in Marseille?

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

Tradition

Christmas festivities, culture and tradition in the land of the 'Santon' figurine

The Feria

The Feria

Tradition

The Feria, more than just a bull fiesta!

Calissons

Calissons

Aix-en-Provence prides in concocting 'Calisson' candies made with a thin candied melon paste and ground almonds topped with royal icing. Yummy