Discover Martigues

Martigues, Venice of Provence

During your visit to the Grand Canal, the 2-star hotel in Martigues, you will be ideally located in the town and on the Blue Coast. In fact, you will be staying just a few meters from the Caronte Canal, which connects the Mediterranean Sea and the Etang de Berre. Cross the Canal with the free maritime shuttle, and discover the typical markets of the region. For a dip in the culture of the Blue Coast, go to the fishing port of Carro with its many restaurants, its small museum and its boats.

By staying at the Le Grand Canal hotel, you will be less than an hour's drive from all the major cities of the Blue Coast: Marseille, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, etc.

The Blue Coast

The Blue Coast is known for its sandy beaches. One of the most beautiful is that of Verdon, located just 10 minutes by car from your hotel for business stays in Martigues. Martigues and the Blue Coast are full of wild and protected places where you can indulge in lazing around, walking or swimming.

For an atypical visit to the Blue Coast, we can recommend routes suitable for all levels or take the train, this railway line crosses the entire Blue Coast with its enchanting landscapes.

Berre lake

In just 15 minutes on foot, you will be on the banks of the Etang de Berre. This stretch of water welcomes your family picnics, your Sunday strolls, your lazy days or your desire for thrills. From the banks of the Etang de Berre, you can practice: water skiing, kite-surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and many other nautical activities.


In less than 30 minutes by car, you will be on the Old Port of Marseille, the most lively point of the city with its many traditional restaurants, its port and its fish market. During your visit to our atypical hotel in Martigues, go to Marseille and take the opportunity to visit the MuCEM, Notre-Dame de la Garde, the Panier district or even the Canebière.

Aix en Provence

Head to Aix-en-Provence city center, located less than 50 km from your aparthotel in Martigues. Stroll the cobbled streets of the city center between luxury stores and small shops offering local products, linger in a café on the Cours Mirabeau or indulge in lazing in one of the green parks of the common.


The pleasant town of Arles has a large number of vestiges from the Roman era. Those who are passionate about this era can visit Arles, which is just a 45-minute drive from your hotel in Martigues. The opportunity for you to discover the Ancient Theater, the Saint-Trophime Church and its cloister, the Alyscamps site and the Thermes de Constantin.


In just under an hour's drive, you will be in the city of Baux-de-Provence. This town is known worldwide for its Carrières de Lumières. This extraordinary site shelters an unprecedented show, of sound and light, allowing you to dive into the heart of works known by the greatest artists: Van Gogh, Dali, etc.