Located on the "Côte Bleue"
and enriched by a coastline of 22 km preserved on the edge of the Mediterranean
, Martigues is a town of canals, docks and bridges, built on the water, which is where its nickname of "Provençal Venice " comes from.
In terms of the sea, it offers all the delights of a seaside and water resort
, a small Provençal village with a rich heritage (museums, crafts, seafood gastronomy), and marine landscapes of a rare beauty (regional marine park of the Côte Bleue, rocky inlets, cirques, and fine sandy beaches, etc.). The traditional little fishing port of Carro
with 11km of pine forest
overlooking the Mediterranean, is attached to the town of Martigues. The return of the fishermen and the auction, in the port market, is a moment to discover (fish market, every day from 8:30 to 12:00).
The beach of Carro, located near to the port, welcomes families and often numerous surfers (when the waves allow it). It is also an excellent diving spot, like lots of areas of the Côte Bleue, with the underwater quarry of Baou Tailla which allows for shore diving. The charming Provençal port of Carro
is near to the famous seaside resorts of Carry le Rouet
(13km) and Sausset les Pins
(8km), less than half an hour from the airport of Marseille-Marignane.Beach: monitoring station open in July-August, beach equipped with a water access ramp for people with reduced mobility.