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Martigues is a town on the Mediterranean Sea in the southeast part of France. Martigues is located on the Canal de Caronte which links Etang de Berre, lake, with the Mediterranean. Martigues is sometimes called Provencal Venice due to its abundance of bridges and canals. Car hire in Martigues is a comfortable travel choice.
Martigues historic centre is made up of three parts, L'Isle, Ferrieres and Jonquieres. Ferrieres offers a lakeside park and beach. Jonquieres contains most of Martigues shops and markets in its warren like streets. Rue Lamartine is the heart of the shopping precinct. There are lots of restaurants and al fresco cafés in this precinct.
Restaurants in Martigues offer delicious seafood and Provencal cuisine. Sainte Louise d'Anjou Church, Cathedrale de la Madeline and Musee Ziem are all an easy walk from the central Martigues hotels. Car rental in Martigues is the best way of reaching Aix-en-Provence, Marseille, Chaine de l'Estaque hills and Camargue.
Driving across the roads of Camargue Nature Park in a car hire in Martigues offers the chance of seeing eclectic wildlife that includes eagles, harriers, black bulls and white horses. Other things to see in the park include salt marshes, rice paddies and Musee Camarguais. The museum, housed in an old sheep barn, depicts the districts history.
The low lying Chaine de l'Estaque offers trekking paths. Aix-en-Provences old quarter (Vieille Ville) is full of tourist draws, which include the 14th century Tourreluquo tower, Cours Mirabeau, Thermes Sextius hot water baths and numerous ornate fountains. Cheap car hire in Martigues is available online.