Strange Christmas visits

Istres - Guided tour - Le 21 décembre à 17h

The Tourist Office of Istres in collaboration with the association of the inhabitants of the old Istres offer a surprise from the ancient Center visit.On this occasion, you can rediscover the Provençal traditions of Christmas as the 13 desserts, cacho fio... and can be cross Santa or one of his elves at the corner of an alley of old centre...

Information provided byOT Istres

  • Organiser

    Office de Tourisme d'Istres

    30 allée Jean Jaurès
    13800 Istres

  • Transport means

    On foot

  • Duration

    1 to 2hrs

  • Guide

    Guide

  • Phone

    • 04 42 81 76 00
  • Fax

    04 42 55 38 96

  • Website

Nearby

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  4. Sylce

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Where to stay

The Castellan
Hotel

The Castellan

Istres

Hotel 2 * with 17 spacious rooms. The Hotel is comfortable, quiet, on the edge of the pond of the olive tree. Friendly and modern it harmonizes refinement and functional comfort. Personalized rooms, all with such direct, TV, bathroom/wc, private parking, outdoor swimming pool.

The Valley of the cicadas
Campsite

The Valley of the cicadas

Istres

Located between the Mediterranean Sea and the étang de Berre, Camping the Valley of cicadas is the ideal place to spend a holiday in the heart of Provence. Camping extends over 6 acres of oak woodlands and shady pinewoods, offering more than 100 locations in great comfort and 40 mobile homes for…

Top Motel
Hotel

Top Motel

Istres

Located in the new area of the Park of the hotel, the TOP MOTEL residence with its 24 rooms, profits by the of this city, in the heart of Provence. Between ponds and Crau, at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, the Alpilles and the Camargue, Istres is an expert in quality of life.Private parking…

The Mirage
Hotel

The Mirage

Istres

Cosy rooms, a park and a large swimming pool make the Mirage ideal to radiate to the major sites tourist Provencal.

Les Narcisses
Holiday rental

Les Narcisses

Istres

Ground floor of the villa of the owners with a separate kitchen (mini-oven), a room with 1 bed for 2 people and a sofa bed/1 pers. shower room (shower, WC). TV socket. TV on request (free of charge). Possibility extra bed on request (free). Private courtyard with garden furniture and barbecue.…

La Maison de Lucie
B&B

La Maison de Lucie

Istres

Bed and breakfast in a property around the pond of the olive tree. Private bathroom, independent entrance, swimming pool.

M. Philippe Picard
B&B

M. Philippe Picard

Istres

C'est posé dans les près que vous trouverez le Mas du Bras d'Or, bastide centenaire rénovée par Philippe avec des matériaux anciens et décorée par Geneviève. A 5 min du cœur d'Istres, à 10 min de la mer, c'est entre la Côte Bleu, la Camargue et le Lubéron que vous pourrez découvrir…

Sylce
Holiday rental

Sylce

Istres

Appartement de 65 m² en rez-de-chaussée de la villa des propriétaires situé dans un quartier résidentiel et calme. Séjour/salon avec un convertible/2 pers. Cuisine américaine entièrement équipée. Une chambre avec 1 lit/2pers. Une salle d'eau avec WC. Terrasse de 80 m² avec mobilier de…

La Bartavelle
Holiday rental

La Bartavelle

Istres

Pretty restored ancient house, independent, Provencal style, on the hillside, on an open yard of 6000 sq.m. planted with olive trees. Rambling trails on site View on the pond. groundlevel house : kitchen (microwave, dishwahser). Large living-room (TV). 1 bedroom with a double bed. 2 bedrooms with…

Things to do

Chapel of Saint Sulpice
Monument

Chapel of Saint Sulpice

Istres

This religious 9th century chapel is a very pure Romanesque style. This is one of the oldest in the region. Its Bell was also called Sainte-catherine. It has a lantern of the dead. The Chapelle St-Sulpice reveals the former Istres, as Oppidium du Castellan, an ancient place Celto-Ligure which…

Visit of the old Centre
Guided tour

Visit of the old Centre

Istres

A former centre with the first written traces dating back to the 10th century, in 966 exactly! Istres has a real historic centre, formerly fortified. This visit will allow you to discover the Musée du Vieil Istres and its largest collection of marks painted on amphorae in the world, to climb up…

Fashion agency
Fashion

Fashion agency

Istres

Fashion Agency est un concept store alliant mode et beauté. Salon de coiffure mixte, boutique de prêt-à-porter féminin, conseils relooking… Sandy met son savoir-faire et son expertise à votre disposition. elle vous propose de découvrir son univers mode et beauté. Côté boutique : Sandy…

Strange Christmas visits
Guided tour

Strange Christmas visits

Istres

The Tourist Office of Istres in collaboration with the association of the inhabitants of the old Istres offer a surprise from the ancient Center visit.On this occasion, you can rediscover the Provençal traditions of Christmas as the 13 desserts, cacho fio... and can be cross Santa or one of his…

Art Zoo Istres
Lieu culturel

Art Zoo Istres

Istres

An extraordinary world where art made you an unusual adventure. Take the paths of the Park and get to know these twelve animals out of the ordinary: Safa giraffe, Ibérico Taurus or even though Michka the bear!The desks already bring you lots of information but you can delve deeper in experience…

GR2013: Du Ranquet to clear hours
Walk

GR2013: Du Ranquet to clear hours

Istres

This route runs along the sea of Leo by the coastal path to then reach Istres and discover the pond of the Olivier. Beaches, coves, cafes, restaurants and small ports will scroll over the trail.

L'Originale
Souvenirs

L'Originale

Istres

Situé à Istres, L'Originale est un magasin de décoration et de cadeaux dans lequel vous trouverez de quoi ravir petits et grands. Miroirs, cadres, tableaux, rideaux ou coussins, retrouvez un grand choix d'articles pour décorer l'intérieur de votre maison ou pour offrir. Pour une naissance,…

Istres : D'un beau regard à l'autre
Walk

Istres : D'un beau regard à l'autre

Istres

Ce parcours familial vous fera traverser, au fil des panoramas, de nombreuses ambiances ! Des sentiers au bord de l'eau ou sous les pins, aux chemins surplombants l'Etang de Berre et leurs belvédères, laissez vos yeux se perdre ! Retrouvez le long de votre chemin de multiples arrêts possibles…

Istres : les jardins de l'Etang
Walk

Istres : les jardins de l'Etang

Istres

A stone's throw from the city centre, this route you trained, in the middle of the wild Mediterranean flora or mastered, on the history of Istres. Dominate the pond of the Olivier from the Hill of the Castellan and admire the highest jet of water from France, 50 m! Since the Gallic the Castellan…

Where to eat

Sébastien Table
Food guide restaurant

Sébastien Table

Istres

Une perle au coeur du vieil Istres. Sébastien Richard vient de passer la main à son fidèle second Antoine Letan-Martin qui poursuit dans la même veine une jolie partition à la tendance végétale. Dans la jolie maison ancienne, sous le cocon des voûtes de pierre ou dans la cour à l'ombre…

Inspirations

Art de vivre

The Cagole

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Tradition

Christmas in Provence and 'Santon' Figurines

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Terroir

The "Navette"

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