Martigues, the Venice of Provence

Martigues is an ideal base for exploring the Côte Bleue, but also the Provence, the Côte d'Azur and the Camargue

This pleasant town of Bouches-du-Rhône offers you a whole range of activities, visits and unmissable addresses: the Fishing Port of Carro or the Caronte Canal. 

We advise you to take the free maritime shuttle which will allow you to reach the three city centers of Martigues: Jonquières, Ferrières and the Island. You can easily discover their market and their uniqueness.

The Blue Coast and its beaches

Between Marseille and the Étang de Berre lies the Côte Bleue. Between picturesque ports, wild coves, green nature, turquoise water and coves, the Blue Coast looks like paradise.

We suggest you discover these few calanques: La Vesse, Niolon, Méjean or even La Redonne. But it is above all for its beaches that the Côte Bleue is known. In a few minutes' drive, you will be on the most beautiful Mediterranean beaches such as Plage du Verdon, Plage de Sainte Croix, Plage de La Saulce and Plage de Bonnieu.

Lazing around, swimming, sunbathing and water activities will be on the agenda for your days on the Blue Coast.

Berre Pond

In less than 10 minutes of walking, you will be on the Étang de Berre. This vast expanse of water near the Mediterranean Sea offers no less than 14 beaches

You will also enjoy trying one of the many water activities offered on the Étang de Berre: boat trips, paddle, windsurfing, water skiing, etc. 

Marseille, the Phocaean City

Thirty minutes by road are necessary to reach the Cité Phocéenne. Take advantage of your getaway to our boutique hotel in Martigues to explore Marseille and all its wonders: Old Port, MuCEM, Le Panier district, Notre-Dame de la Garde Basilica, seafood restaurants , Provençal market, the Grotte Cosquer, the Frioul islands, the Cité Radieuse, and many others.

Aix-en-Provence, the City of a Thousand Fountains

At 40 kilometers from the Clair Hôtel is the one nicknamed the City of a Thousand Fountains, Aix en Provence. Stroll through this charming town with its sweet scents of Provence. You will discover the Cours Mirabeau, the old town, the Jourdan park, the Atelier de Cézanne, the Vasarely Foundation, the Mémorial des Milles, or even the Rotonde fountain. 

Arles, largest city in France

Thanks to its surface area, Arles is the largest city in France. Gateway to the Camargue, Arles will amaze you with its monuments and its treasures. We advise you to visit the Arena, the Ancient Theater, the Alyscamps, the cryptoporticus, the Saint-Trophime church and cloister, the thermal baths of Constantine and many others. 

Take advantage of this to go to the Camargue and discover the Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer, the Pont de Gau Ornithological Park, but also the Marais du Vigueirat Nature Reserve

Les Baux-de-Provence and the Carrières de Lumières

To truly immerse yourself in the Provençal culture, we invite you to meet at Baux-de-Provence. This typical village is located an hour's drive from your vacation spot. You will discover a colorful market, cobbled streets and sweet scents.

The real must-see in Baux-de-Provence is none other than the Carrières de Lumières which offer immersive exhibitions of light and sound, in the heart of a protected natural site.  

The many events

Martigues, and more broadly, the Côte Bleue, are punctuated by numerous festive events, which bring together locals and travelers, time of an evening or a few days. Martigues lights up with these meetings: night market, La Milonga du Miroir aux oiseaux, the Fishing Championship, Martigues Illuminated, Strolls at the Mirror, the Kite Festival, and many more 'others.