Martigues on the Côte Bleue

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Martigues (Occitan: Lo Martegue in classical norm, Lou Martegue in Mistralian norm) is a commune northwest of Marseille. It is part of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region on the eastern end of the Canal de Caronte.

The Gare de Martigues railway station is served by regional trains between Miramas and Marseille. The nearest airport is Marseille Provence Airport (MRS), which is 14.52 km (9 miles) away. CroisiEurope runs river cruises between Martigues (dock near Avenue Louis Sammut, behind City Hall) and either Lyon or Chalon-sur-Saône.

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

Nicknamed the “Provençale Venice”, Martigues is a point of passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Martigues (now Etang de Berre), close to the Côte d’Azur. The charm of its canals, its docks and bridges made it “The Venice of Provence”. Martigues possesses also its cooperative winery “La Venise provençale”: Coteaux d’Aix en Provence, rosé, red and white wines, fruit juices and natural oils in the region. Main varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette.

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