2021 MicroWorld at Martigues sailig club  on Berre lake.

Martigues, au coeur de la Provence

Martigues is in the heart of Provence, in the South-East of France, in the department of Bouches du Rhone. Also called Provençal Venice, it is an ideal place to stay for discovering the Provence-Alpes-Côte d´Azur region. Its strategic position places Martigues 50 minutes from Aix en Provence, 45 minutes from the heart of Marseille, less than 50 minutes from Arles.

By road

  • From AIX : A51 motorway until the junction for Fos-Martigues. Then take the A55 motorway, exit Fos-Martigues, Montpellier until Martigues. (45 kms)
  • From MARSEILLE – A55 motorway towards Fos Martigues. (37 kms)
  • From ARLES / NIMES – Take the N113 up to exit 9 Fos sur Mer, then N568 to Port de Bouc, finally A55 for 5 km to Martigues. (53 kms from Arles).
  • From SALON / ISTRES – From Salon, take the D16 to Istres and from there take the D5 to Martigues. (34 km)

Berre Lake

It is a vast body of water 20 kilometers long, 16.5 kilometers wide and 9.5 meters deep.