Office de Tourisme d'Istres

Istres - Tourist office

One of the first ever flying schools was founded in 1917 near Istres, which is now mainly known for its air base and its test flight centre, rather than the oval layout of the steeply sloped old town and its very Provençal charm.
The former fortified entrances were demolished before the French Revolution, but the elegant Porte d’Arles gateway was built in the 18th century. The castle has disappeared; however, the town centre has been patiently restored and has a rather 16th century character.
The church of Notre-Dame de Beauvoir hangs over the town; it is a mixture of styles (Romanesque, Renaissance and 19th century). From the belvedere on its left-hand side, there is a fine view of the town and its approaches.
Located in a 17th century mansion, the Musée du Vieil Istres (Istres Local History Museum), particularly devoted to archaeology, has collections concerning local customs and crafts. It has also a splendid collection of remarkably conserved trademarks painted on amphoras - the “labels” of Roman merchants.
No visit would be complete without climbing up onto the Castellan oppidum, a former Celto-Ligurian fortress, to have a view over the Olivier Lagoon

  • Pets allowed
  • Accessible for disabled
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Moteur
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Visuel
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Auditif
  • Marque Tourisme et Handicap : Mental
  • Ville fleurie : 4 fleurs
  • Marque Qualité Tourisme

Information provided by OT Istres

Nearby

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  3. Ranquet Bellevue

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  4. Les frous frous de Zoé

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Where to stay

La Suite 55
B&B

La Suite 55

Istres

La Suite 55 a été réalisée et aménagée dans le but de vous satisfaire. Cette chambre d'amour est située à Istres entre Martigues et Salon de Provence, vous pourrez passer une nuit d'exception dans un lieu romantique, exceptionnel et luxueux. En toutes saisons cette Suite climatisée dans…

l'Aglantale
Holiday rental

l'Aglantale

Istres

Gite adjoining the gîte 13G141 and an all-year rental, very pretty, in an an ancient farmhouse in the country, on the edge of the Étang de l'Olivier. Groundfloor : living-room (sofa bed for 1 pers.)/kitchen, microwave, TV. First floor : 1 bedroom (1 double bed). 1 bedroom (2 single beds).…

The House of Antoinette
B&B

The House of Antoinette

Istres

Lovely bed and breakfast with great dressing. Shower and wc in common.Beautiful terrace with a fountain. Access to the kitchen. Near the city centre.

Bed and breakfast in Trigance
B&B

Bed and breakfast in Trigance

Istres

Located in the heart of Provence, this beautiful suite of 65 m² with shower, will seduce you with its charm and its ideal location to visit Provence. 30 mn from Marseille, about 40 minutes from the Camargue, Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, 25 mn of the Blue Coast, Arles and the Alpilles, you will…

Ariane
Hotel

Ariane

Istres

Located at Istres, in the new residential Parc de Trigance, Ariane hotel * knew how to combine comfort and refined elegance.The rooms spacious and soundproofed, heated pool and its concorde lounge make the hotel Ariane the privileged place to stay for business travellers, athletes, artists and…

Sous Le Tilleul
Holiday rental

Sous Le Tilleul

Istres

"Venez vous ressourcer dans un écrin de verdure sous le soleil Provençal, vous pourrez profiter d'un spa privatif de 6 places (équipé d'aromathérapie, de luminothérapie, de 108 jets de massages, d'enceintes bluetooth...) à l'ombre d'un tilleul centenaire. La maison est composée d'un grand…

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…

Location BERNARD
Holiday rental

Location BERNARD

Istres

LA MAISON Nous vous proposons une maison de 60m2 avec sa piscine privée chauffée, entièrement clôturée et indépendante, pour 2 personnes. LES ÉQUIPEMENTS La location est climatisée, la décoration est soignée et les prestations sont de standing (cuisine équipée, tv 3D connectée,…

Résidence de vacances LES HEURES CLAIRES
Resort

Résidence de vacances LES HEURES CLAIRES

Istres

Nichés dans les pins, avec vue sur l'étang de Berre, le plus grand étang salé d'Europe avec ses 80 kms de littoral, 19 gîtes meublés pour 4/5 personnes accueillent toute l'année, particuliers, familles et groupes en pension complète, demi-pension ou location, en toute convivialité. 2…

Things to do

Sulauze
Mountains

Sulauze

Istres, Miramas

The Massif de Sulauze is a small massif of around 2,470 acres in size, situated between Etang de Berre lake and Plaine de la Crau. This massif comprises a low-altitude plateau (46 to 118 m) rising gently southeastwards before descending sharply to the banks of Etang de l’Olivier and Etang de…

The factory
Cultural place

The factory

Istres

The factory is a concert hall in 466 m2 with a capacity of 1400 people and it is also a cafe-music of 300 people. One of the missions of the factory is to promote the creation, by putting at the disposal of the musicians, rehearsals 55 studios from 12 to 26 m2 cabins.

Art Zoo Istres
Cultural place

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…

La suite...
Fashion / shopping

La suite...

Istres

Cette extension de l'OT vous accueille dans un espace moderne d'environ 40m² . Plus qu'une simple boutique souvenirs pour touristes, cet espace propose une sélection pointue de belles créations régionales

Nautic Club Miramas
Nautical leisure

Nautic Club Miramas

Saint Chamas

Le Nautic Club accueille des groupes pendant l'été (juillet et août) pour des stages de découverte, d'initiative et d'approfondissement, de un à 5jours. L'enseignement se fait sous forme de 1 à 2 séances par jour (le matin et/ou l'après midi. Le support peut être le dériveur Pico, la…

Chocolatier Yves Thuries
Greed, Greediness

Chocolatier Yves Thuries

Istres

Yves Thuriès est cuisinier-pâtissier-chocolatier, membre de l'Académie Culinaire de France, élu 2 fois Meilleur Ouvrier de France pâtissier-chocolatier-confiseur et glacier. Il est aussi membre de l'Académie Française du Chocolat et de la Confiserie " Fauteuil n° 6 ", depuis 1998,…

Escape Mind
Family recreation

Escape Mind

Istres

Escape Mind est un jeu d'évasion grandeur nature, par groupe de 2 à 6 joueurs, les participants se voient confier une mission. pour l'accomplir, ils devront faire preuve d'esprit d'équipe et de logique pour résoudre différentes énigmes. Ce jeu est adapté à tous les âges à partir de 12…

The Olivier Theatre
Cultural place

The Olivier Theatre

Istres

The Théâtre de L'olivier offers 574 places. Two rooms adjacent to the auditorium can accommodate exhibitions, rehearsals, meetings, conferences and the shows for young people. performances of theatre, dance, circus, music and young audiences are programmed, with as many appointments throughout…

Space 233
Cultural place

Space 233

Istres

The Space 233 is a cultural place of the city. Rehabilitated and developed in 2013 to improve the conditions of access, there is a Hall for performances, theatre performances, and of conferences.It allows for example to budding artists, amateurs or confirmed to occur before an audience.

Where to eat

Sébastien Table
Food guide restaurant

Sébastien Table

Istres

A page turns and Sébastien Richard leaves his piano he has held since 1998 Antoine Letan-Martin already head chef from may 2014 at the Table of Sebastian.Both worked for the Bib Gourmand Award awarded by the Michelin Guide.Antoine will continue to surprise you with gourmet cuisine based on local…

Inspirations

The 'OM'

The 'OM'

Lifestyle

The 'OM' is more than just a symbol, it's a way of life!

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