Martigues

Dating to the 13C, this seaside town is known as the "Venice of Provence", for its beautiful canals, as well as fine local wine.

Martigues is a commune northwest of Marseille. It is part of the Bouches-du-Rhone department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur region on the eastern end of the Canal de Caronte. 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 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 provencale": Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, rose, red and white wines, fruit juices and natural oils in the region.
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