The Côte Bleue

  • Etang de Berre

    Etang de Berre

    © Office de Tourisme de Istres

  • Arène Le Palio

    Arène Le Palio

    © Iviau

  • Jeudi Etoilé Istres

    Jeudi Etoilé Istres

    © Office de Tourisme de Istres

  • Portail d'Arles

    Portail d'Arles

    © Plepicouche

  • Martigues

    Martigues

The Côte Bleue

From the Gulf of Fos to the West of Marseille, the Côte Bleue offers wild landscapes. Its name comes from the color of the water, whose tints range from turquoise to deep blue. Coves, creeks and pine forests can be found for over 22 kilometers. A unique panorama enhanced by important fauna and flora. 

You will be amazed by Istres innovative, cultural, flowery: a true land of contrasts. The city enjoys a varied heritage, which is both architectural and natural. In a green environment, many cultural building rise. Culture is also the focus in this vibrant city which organizes every year many events.

Going down the coast, you will arrive in Martigues which is rich in archaeological sites. The quartier de l'île, also called Provençale Venice will charm you with its canals. Its light, soft and pleasant, attracts every year many artists who draw inspiration from its aura. 

The Côte Bleue frames the coastline and allows you to discover Provence, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the tranquility of the sites. For a complete change of scenery, do not miss the Carro fishing port of the Couronne creeks, two picturesque sites, just like their region. 

 

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