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Country  France
Area  46,471
Region  Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur
Mayor  Gaby Charroux

Martigues (Occitan: in classical norm, Lou Martegue in Mistralian norm) is a commune northwest of Marseille. It is part of the Bouches-du-Rhone department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur region on the eastern end of the Canal de Caronte.


Map of Martigues

A direct translation from the Martigues Tourisme Website reveals the following about Martigues:

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Nicknamed the "Provencale Venice", Martigues is a point of passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Martigues (now Etang de Berre), close to the Cote dAzur. The charm of its canals, its docks and bridges made it "The Venice of Provence". Martigues possesses also its cooperative winery "La Venise provencale": Coteaux dAix en Provence, rose, red and white wines, fruit juices and natural oils in the region. Main varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette.

Martigues venitienne 2013


Gaby Charroux, deputy Mayor of the City of Martigues was born June 25, 1942 in Alger. On 29 May 2009 he succeeded Paul Lombard, Mayor resigned, and has since committed to continue the work for the future of Martigues. For him, being elected is "work, work, again and again" in order to improve the lives of the governed and to serve the general interest.



The Gare de Martigues railway station is served by regional trains between Miramas and Marseille.



Martigues in the past, History of Martigues

Martigues was founded by Ramon Berenguer IV, count of Provence in 1232 on the likely site of the Roman camp Maritima Avaticorum.


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