|Cinema, international release, 1 seat||$13.49|
|Pack of cigarettes||$9.36|
|Imported beer at restaurant||$3.90|
|One-way ticket (local transport)||$2.03|
|Apartment (1 bedroom) outside of centre||$559.32|
|Local draught beer||$5.42|
Martigues is one of the most stunning communes in France and is the perfect French Riviera on the shores of the Mediterranean. Great views of the picturesque landscape and the Mediterranean Sea along with a lot more would surely make you feel mesmerized and thrilled and you would find yourself caught in a real fix about what to see and visit first. The historic town dates back to the 13th century when it was built by Roman Berenguer IV. You need not worry about transport arrangements as cheap flights to Martigues are available readily and can be booked in advance for a comfortable and hassle-free trip.
The main attraction in Martigues is the archaeological sites that are scattered all over the beautiful commune. The history of the sites dates back to the Roman era when most of France was under Caesarian control. A visit to these sites can take you back to thousands of years within the blink of an eye.
The Church of St. Genies and the Chapel of Annunciation, both of which were built in the 17th century, offer a detailed look at the religious traits prevalent in medieval France. There are many artifacts inside the churches that are worth exploring by visitors. The painted ceiling, gilded altarpiece and carved panels – all remind of the glorious France of the middle ages.
There is a park by the name of Figuerolles which offers a range of attractions including a petting zoo, mountain bike trails, different walking routes, pony rides for children, all tree climbing levels, a train journey by the pond edge etc. If you are fond of water sports, you should book cheap flights to Martigues because a 20 minute-drive by bus or car can take you to the sandy beaches of the Holy Cross and Crown on the Blue Coast where you can practice windsurfing, sailing, boating etc. You can find a number of luxurious seaside resorts and hotels in Martigues so that accommodation won’t be a problem if yours is not a pre planned tour. If you want to spend some days in a classic French Riviera, Martigues should be your choice.