Rétro Musée

Saint Martin de Crau - Museum

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.

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Nearby

  1. Le Cottage

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  2. Maison du tourisme de Saint Martin de Crau

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  3. Le Redon

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  4. Mas Vincent

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Where to stay

L'Agachon
Holiday rental

L'Agachon

Saint Martin de Crau

Mas individuel en campagne sur terrain clos de 2500 m² et entretenu. Au RdC : cuisine équipée séparée. Séjour/salon avec cheminée. 2 chambres avec 2 lits/1 pers chacune et 1 chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle d'eau, WC indépendants. A l'étage : 1 grande chambre mansardée avec 4 lits/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…

Le Cottage
Holiday rental

Le Cottage

Arles

Detached, single-storey gite in a quiet location behind the owners' house with a view of the garden. Swimming pool (12x6 m) shared with 4 B&B rooms on the property and open from 10 h30 to 7 h30 pm. Kitchen. Living room/lounge. 2 double bedrooms. Bathroom/WC. Fireplace (wood included). Electric…

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 :…

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…

Petit Grava MAS
B&B

Petit Grava MAS

Arles

Le Mas du Petit Grava is located in the heart of Provence, close to the Gallo-Roman cities of Arles and Saint-Remy, where Van Gogh came to paint many of his famous paintings. This country house is surrounded by gardens and orchards that produce most of the fruits, vegetables, herbs and flowers…

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.…

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:…

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 :…

Things to do

Maison de la Transhumance
Eco-museum

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…

Saint-Martin-de-Crau : entre quiétude et sites de caractère
Walk / hike

Saint-Martin-de-Crau : entre quiétude et sites de caractère

Saint Martin de Crau

This atypical town, rooted in a rich land of contrasting landscapes, draws its strength from the singularity and the great diversity of its natural heritage. Saint-Martin-de-Crau actually has the distinction of having two faces: on the one hand the dry Crau with its lands arid, remarkable for its…

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…

Museum of the Crau area
Guided tour

Museum of the Crau area

Saint Martin de Crau

Various animations may be offered at the school, meeting with a shepherd, games, educational activities on various themes, water, pastoralism, forgotten fruits, fauna or flora of la Crau. Possible visits with various rates: adult groups: guided tour of the Ecomuseum 1½ hours at a price of 1.50…

Golf Saint Martinois
Golf

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…

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau
Cheese

Chèvrerie du Mas Doutreleau

Saint Martin de Crau

With the return of the beautiful days the goatherds l'autobus the doors of their cheese.The kids were born and goats have milk again. It's time to find the good taste of the goat cheese.They arrive in force on the market. MAS Doutreleau, Claudine Malbosc Espigue amounts 45 goats Alpine, fed Crau…

Sortie découverte La Crau et ses Oiseaux
Guided tour

Sortie découverte La Crau et ses Oiseaux

Saint Martin de Crau

Sortie Découverte gratuite durant laquelle vous vous familiariserez avec les oiseaux et leur environnement si atypique qu'est la Crau. Prévoir chaussures de marche, jumelles et eau.

Randonnée Chemin de la Garrigue
Guided tour

Randonnée Chemin de la Garrigue

Saint Martin de Crau

Tout au long de cette randonnée vous découvrirez une flore épanouie et très diversifiée. Vous apprécierez une vue exceptionnelle sur les Alpilles en y découvrant l'arrière des Opies et les parois des Caisses de Jeanjean. Une randonnée durant laquelle vous vous sentirez en parfaite…

Where to eat

O fil de l'eau
Table 13

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

Art-de-vivre

The Sun

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Art de vivre

The Cagole

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Lifestyle

The 'OM'

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Serving tourism

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The best of the destination

So that everyone’s hopes and tastes are catered for, Bouches-du-Rhône Tourisme promotes must-see destinations which take visitors off the beaten track, using its deep understanding of the area and its neutral role as a non-profit organisation.