Things to do in Istres

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Start with the Top Sights in Istres

If you're in Istres to see the sights, you can't miss any of these.


⭐️ 4.5 (3532)

La Romaniquette

⭐️ 4.2 (1010)

La plage du Ranquet

⭐️ 4.2 (488)

Port of Olivier

⭐️ 4.2 (295)

Beach of Romaniquette

⭐️ 4.1 (294)

Art Zoo

⭐️ 4.4 (214)

Istres, vista panoramica del Étang de Berre

⭐️ 4.5 (47)

GR 2013 istres

⭐️ 4.7 (18)

The top affordable restaurants in Istres

Discover a variety of budget-friendly dining options in Istres city, offering delicious cuisine without breaking the bank.


⭐️ 4.2 (1270)

Price Range: $$

La Table Marocaine

⭐️ 4.4 (1216)

Price Range: $$

Oncle Scott's Istres (Espace Diner)

⭐️ 4 (1085)

Price Range: $$

Hippopotamus Steakhouse

⭐️ 3.9 (828)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.4 (593)

Price Range: $$

O Bout d'Istres

⭐️ 4.5 (515)

Price Range: $$

Le Sérac

⭐️ 3.5 (512)

Price Range: $$

Pinçée de Sel

⭐️ 3.9 (396)

Price Range: $$

L' atelier restaurant

⭐️ 4.4 (347)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.5 (341)

Price Range: $$

Côté Et Nake Sushi

⭐️ 4.5 (335)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Istres

These are curated, high quality experiences in Istres hosted by locals!

No Diet Club - Unique food tour in Marseille !

Slow Food- Cook like a Provençal chef

Cooking and Pastry classes

Brunch to the taste of ancient Rome

Mouriès Visit of our organic olive grove

Discover Arles through the eyes of Van Gogh

Textile... secrets d' atelier

Discovery hike in the Alpilles with locals

Snorkeling and swimming in Cap Rousset Marine Reserve

Huche Life & Sacred Bees Immersion

End your night in some of the best bars in Istres

Discover the most vibrant nightlife scenes in Istres, curated exclusively for you.

Hippopotamus Steakhouse

⭐️ 3.9 (843)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Transhumance

⭐️ 4.1 (658)

Price Range: $$

Pub de l'Europe

⭐️ 4.1 (330)

Price Range: $$

Le 3.14

⭐️ 4.1 (184)

Le Dôme - Restaurant Pizzeria à Istres

⭐️ 4.8 (147)

L'Ystro bar à Vape

⭐️ 4.9 (134)

V and B Istres Forum des Carmes

⭐️ 4.6 (127)

Le Lapsuce Istres

⭐️ 4.8 (92)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.7 (75)

Price Range: $$

Café de L'Univers

⭐️ 4.6 (41)

Bar De La Gare

⭐️ 4.7 (36)

Pick from the best places to stay in Istres

If you're looking for some of the best hotels in Istres you've come to the right place.

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Check out these bookable attractions in Istres

These are some of the best tours, museums, and activities in Istres.

4x4 Camargue Natural Park Safari from Arles

Four-hour Tour of Provence Highlights

Half-day Sightseeing Trip

Les Baux-de-Provence Private Wine Tour

Private City Guided Tour

Full-day Guided Regional Tour

Private Van Gogh Tour in Provence with an Expert

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  1. Hike in the Sainte-Baume National Park: The Sainte-Baume National Park offers breathtaking views of eastern Provence with its grand pine forests, breathtaking limestone hills and picturesque villages.
  2. Explore the Museums of Istres: Art lovers will be in heaven with Istres’ collection of museums. Learn about the city’s storied past at the Natural History Museum, or visit the Museum of Modern Art for a taste of modern culture.
  3. Enjoy the Nightlife of Istres: From lively bars to candle-lit restaurants, Istres is a great destination for those looking for an evening out in the city. Don't forget to make a few visits to the local wineries and take a taste of Provence's best.

The best time to visit Istres is during the summer months when the weather is generally warm and sunny. During this time visitors can take advantage of the nearby beaches, bustling markets and numerous festivals that take place throughout the season. Additionally, fall and spring are also good seasons to visit Istres, as mild temperatures and plenty of sunny days make for the perfect getaway.

Istres is a great destination for a short visit; two or three days is enough to explore the city and sample its unique culture. With modern attractions, including churches, ruins and interesting museums, Istres is the perfect place to spend a few days of relaxation and culture. The many eateries and cafes provide the opportunity to enjoy local cuisine, while the warm weather makes it a great place to spend a summer's day.

Istres is a great city for getting around. There is an extensive bus network connecting the city center with the surrounding suburbs. City bike rental services are also available, with many bike paths offering a convenient way of getting around. For further traveling, there are a number of reliable taxi services operating in Istres.

Take your kids to one of the many beaches in Istres where you can sunbathe, swim and explore the rock pools. Drive around in a dune buggy which are commonly used to explore the wide open expanses of the city. Visit the nearby town of Port de Bouc where you can combine sightseeing with a fun boat ride on the canal.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Istres. To start off we'd have to mention Pub de l'Europe, Le 3.14, bar a jeux le 180. Check out our page on the best bars in Istres.

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