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Tourism and travel guide

Located on a vast plain south of the Alpilles massif, Saint-Martin-de-Crau is a popular tourist destination in Provence.

With its cafés, squares and stores, the town centre of Saint-Martin-de-Crau is pleasant. You can contemplate the treasures of a church, browse the rooms of a museum, uncover hidden fountains… Would you like to find a bakery, supermarket, restaurant, café or cash machine near your vacation resort? This town offers you on the spot the expected amenities for a vacation as a couple, with family or friends.

In this charming town of the Bouches-du-Rhône, nature is always close by. Numerous itineraries run through this unspoiled area of the Alpilles. You can also try your hand at many other activities in the Bouches-du-Rhône. Have you ever tried climbing? Would you like to take advantage of your vacation to try your hand at horse riding?

In Saint-Martin-de-Crau, as everywhere in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur, the local gastronomic tradition is a tourist attraction. The terroir of the Alpilles invites you to savory gourmet visits, to meet the know-how of local producers. A market is held in the town every Friday morning.

Would you like to make the most of your stay in southeastern France to discover a historical heritage? You will appreciate the monuments of Saint-Martin-de-Crau (the church of Saint-Martin-de-Crau, the Grande Halle, the Fountain moussue…). Churches, chapels, museums, castles, monasteries and abbeys await you in the Alpilles. Medieval villages can also be visited. You could visit, for example, the Montmajour Abbey near Arles.

Are you planning to find accommodation near Saint-Martin-de-Crau? You wish to stay during your stay near Saint-Martin-de-Crau? You can prepare your vacation by choosing accommodation that suits you.

The local Tourist Office will inform you about activities to try and monuments.

Etang des Aulnes

On the Crau plain, the natural site of the Étang des Aulnes is a haven for numerous bird species. This departmental park has been designed to facilitate observation of the flora and fauna characteristic of this unique area, between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alpilles. L’Étang des Aulnes awaits you just a few kilometers south of Saint-Martin-de-Crau.

Read more: Etang des Aulnes

The Alpilles

Last relief before the Rhône and the Camargue, the Alpilles massif is home to an exceptional biodiversity. Between scrubland and wetlands (canals, temporary pools…), men have shaped this grandiose territory, both austere and generous. The Alpilles can often be discovered on foot, by bike or on horseback.

The Alpilles are home to preserved villages and a unique heritage, which have lived for millennia from the production of wine and olive oil . Daudet’s mill in Fontvieille, the castle of Les Baux, the Gallo-Roman town of Glanum, the art galleries of Saint-Rémy, the Ecomuseum of La Crau, many visits are proposed to you in the Alpilles.

Monuments and Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône department

The Museums in the Bouches-du-Rhône department are home to numerous collections. For example, we can mention the Salon and La Crau Museum in Salon-de-Provence, the Granet museum in Aix-en-Provence, the Louis Jou Museum in Les Baux-de-Provence… You can also visit, a few kilometers away, the city of Arles and its many monuments and ancient remains like the the Arles amphitheater.

Visiting Saint-Martin-de-Crau: practical information

Would you like to stay in Saint-Martin-de-Crau? The Maison du Tourisme provides practical information on activities, accommodation and must-see tourist sites:

  • Website:
  • Address: Avenue de la République 13310 Saint Martin de Crau
  • Phone number: (+33) 04 90 47 98 40

Looking for tourist accommodation in Saint-Martin-de-Crau? You can book a hotel room, find a bed and breakfast or holiday rental, or reserve a pitch or mobile home at a campsite.