Martigues hotels place you in a seaside resort in the south of France, about 30 kilometres from Marseille. The commune is sometimes called the Venice of Provence, as its modernist architecture is reflected in deep-blue carriageways of water.
What will I discover here?
This coastal city is a secret sanctuary for business travellers in southern France. As you wander around its many 'quartiers', each with their own individual character, you will see that it really does deserve the appellation of 'Venice of Provence' – there is something intriguing and unexpected around every corner.
What can I expect from business life?
Martigues is home to the Club des Enterprises, a centre for Provence's business community of entrepreneurs to meet, network and hold events. The centre encompasses sector hubs such as 'Aviation', whose leaders organise the most productive activities for members. There are also luxury restaurants and cafés at the centre, which has its own newspaper and classifieds list. Events range from hub-specific talks, lectures and roundtables held at the centre's facilities to more generalised lectures, exhibitions and training in business skills and contemporary issues. There is a strong business community here and networking events are well attended, while sports clubs and organised events help to develop informal relationships between members. The members' directory is an impressive array of the region's small and mid-sized enterprises, making this an essential resource for any executive seeking to break into the local market here.
What else can I do from my hotel in Martigues?
If the radiant beaches of southern France don't tempt you, Martigues hotels are also surrounded by several hiking trails that allow visitors to explore lush countryside. Drink in the incredible views from the Coastal Path or challenge yourself on the Fitness Trail. The Botany Loop showcases the diversity of flora in the region, including stunning flower displays in summer. A beachfront fossil display includes impressive shellfish plus shark and crocodile teeth. The Zeim Museum is bursting with the beautiful paintings of Felix Zeim, 19th-century landscape painter of the Marseilles school. Contemporary exhibitions are regularly showcased here too. You will find treasures that tell the story of film at Martigues' Film Museum, just around the corner. If you fancy some more culture, the Salins Theatre has over 45 shows each season, including music, dance, circus and comedy for children and adults.