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Take part in the many local festivities (« sardinades », the festival of world cultures in Martigues, feria of Arles and Istres, « manades » of the Camargue, the night markets), discover the craft of soap makers and « santonniers », go meet the Provençal artists in the museums of Mucem in Marseille, of Nostradamus in Salon, of Ziem in Istres, of Van Gogh in Arles, ...
Visit Arles and Saint Rémy de Provence, the Roman cities, Salon and the Baux de Provence, the Middle-Age ones, Martigues the Venice of Provence, Marseille the Greek, Saint Blaise the Phocaean or Avignon the Catholic. Without forgetting the zoo and the castle of La Barben.
Discover the markets of Istres and Martigues, taste the delicious wines of the Côteaux d'Aix en Provence, eat the famous small Provençal dishes such as bouillabaisse, aioli, ratatouille, pesto and crack in front of the ice creams of Miramas le Vieux , calissons, fougasse and navette (provencal cake).
Linger in front of the magnificent landscapes of the creeks of the Côte Bleue, the Alpilles, the Camargue, the preserved natural areas of Saint Chamas in Martigues, the Estaque massif and savor the beautiful blue sky and the light of this corner of France.
The Faron cable car is unique in the south of France. It allows Toulon and many tourists to access the foot of the mountain at the summit at about 584 meters altitude: Mount Faron. With an exceptional view over the harbor of Toulon, you can discover a memorial dedicated to the landing of Provence and the events of the summer of 1944, a zoo called the Fauverie du Faron and various hiking trails and two restaurants including a panoramic.
A gigantic 700-meter deep gorge carved by water and time in the limestone of the platforms of the Provence. The Gorges du Verdon are one of the main tourist sites in the Var, France and even Europe. This unique and spectacular natural wonder can be discovered from the heights by following the ledge road that offers sublime and breathtaking views. Or follow the bed of the river and canoe down the aquamarine waters of these magnificent Gorges in the Verdon.
The beaches of Martigues offer all kinds of water activities: Stand-up Paddle, flyboard, fishing, surfing, sailing, canoeing, towed buoy, jet-ski, scuba diving, pedal boat, windsurfing or rental of nautical equipment throughout the year.
From June to August, Snorkeling with surface guided tours by a guide employed at the Côte Bleue Marine Park from Martigues and Carry-le-Rouet also offers summer water activities in the periods from June to September: Rental single or two-seater kayak, giant paddle rental, towed buoy tower, wakeboard or jet-ski.