Things to do in Martigues

New to Martigues? Here are the best things to do while you're there.

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Start with the Top Sights in Martigues

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


⭐️ 4.4 (2597)

musée Ziem

⭐️ 4.3 (174)

Miroir aux oiseaux

⭐️ 4.5 (46)

Petit Musée de Carro

⭐️ 4.5 (17)

Plage de Shirinyan

⭐️ 4.0 (2)


⭐️ 4.0 (1)

The top affordable restaurants in Martigues

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

Guénat's - Restaurant Martigues

⭐️ 4.6 (1384)

Price Range: $$

Les Terrasses

⭐️ 4.3 (1233)

Price Range: $$

Le Gusto

⭐️ 4.4 (943)

Price Range: $$

Ristorante Del Arte Martigues

⭐️ 4.1 (879)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Chez Francine - Restaurant Martigues

⭐️ 4.3 (841)

Price Range: $$

Côte et Mer - Restaurant Carro

⭐️ 4.3 (683)

Price Range: $$

Le Quai des Pirates - Restaurant et magasin de fruits de mer et coquillages Martigues

⭐️ 4.1 (680)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Pascal

⭐️ 4.4 (655)

Price Range: $$

Le Garage

⭐️ 4.6 (639)

Price Range: $$

A la Bonne Franquette

⭐️ 4.3 (623)

Price Range: $$

La Pignata

⭐️ 4.6 (530)

Price Range: $$

Checkout these incredible local experiences in Martigues

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

Sailing Trip on a Catamaran in Marseille Bay

Sailing catamaran in Marseille Harbor from Mucem

Snorkeling and swimming in Cap Rousset Marine Reserve

Textile... secrets d' atelier

Beachfront Meditation & Sophistication Session

End your night in some of the best bars in Martigues

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

Guénat's - Restaurant Martigues

⭐️ 4.6 (1417)

Price Range: $$

Les Terrasses

⭐️ 4.3 (1265)

Price Range: $$

PUB EVAN’S Mr Fabre Joël

⭐️ 4.3 (362)

Price Range: $$

Accadémia Caffé

⭐️ 4.3 (336)

Price Range: $$

Le Reverdigo

⭐️ 4.4 (318)

Price Range: $$

La Grange Martigues

⭐️ 4.4 (265)

Price Range: $$

Restaurant Brasserie les Calens

⭐️ 4.4 (262)

Price Range: $$

Brasserie Tabac Restaurant Le Diplomate

⭐️ 4.1 (244)

Price Range: $$

My Beers Martigues

⭐️ 4.5 (166)

Price Range: $$


⭐️ 4.6 (145)

Evans irish bar

⭐️ 4.3 (130)

Price Range: $$

Pick from the best places to stay in Martigues

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

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Check out these bookable attractions in Martigues

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

Admission to Mucem

Admission to Château d'If with Audio Guide

City Tour on a Hop-on Hop-off Bus

Marseille Soap Museum Admission and Workshop

Guided Tour of the Noailles Neighborhood

Admission to the Mx Experience and Shop

Calanques National Park Hiking Tour

Marseille Historic District Tour

Self-guided Audio Walking Tour of Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence City Pass

Frequently asked questions:

  1. Visit the salt marshes of Étang de l'Olivier and discover the ecological diversity of the area.
  2. Walk along the Mistral Canal and explore the rich cultural history of the town.
  3. Explore the vibrant market of Les Halles and sample some the the best local and regional food the region has to offer.

Martigues is a great choice for a holiday destination at any time of the year, with something to offer all kinds of travelers. If you prefer milder weather and want to enjoy life in a peaceful Mediterranean atmosphere then spring and autumn are ideal. On the other hand, if you like heat and want to soak up some sunshine then summer is great for swimming, beaches and outdoor activities.

Martigues is filled with several attractions and activities, making three to four days an ideal length of visit. A day spent exploring the beaches and boat trips, and another filled with historical sites such as the Clock Tower, Saint-Pierre-et-Saint-Paul, and the Fort de Bouc, is all one needs to have an unforgettable time. As for the evening, Martigues’ nightlife, with its lively bars and terraces, is a great way to cap off a day.

Martigues is best explored on foot or by bicycle. There is also a variety of public transportation including buses, trams and shuttles that can take visitors to the city's sites and attractions. For those travelling further afield, car rental is also an option.

Martigues is an ideal destination for family trips with the kids. One exciting activity to try is a visit to the Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau. Here, kids can admire the diversity of bird species while walking around the lush wetlands and pathways. Don't forget to hop on the coastal train, a vintage train from the 1920s, for a spectacular journey along the Calanques de la Baume. When the kids get hungry, there are plenty of child-friendly eateries nearby offering traditional French snacks.

We've actually curated a complete list of the best bars in Martigues. To start off we'd have to mention PUB EVAN’S Mr Fabre Joël, Evans irish bar, Pub Provençal-La Canolle. Check out our page on the best bars in Martigues.

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