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Rond-point de l'Hôtel de ville
13500 Martigues
04 42 42 31 10
https://www.martigues-tourisme.com/
info@martigues-tourisme.com
Beach at La Saulce
Beach at La Saulce
Beach at La Saulce
Beach at La Saulce

Beach at La Saulce

"Plage de la Saulce" is situated at the end of the "Sentier du Littoral" signposted footpath which runs all the way along the pretty Côte Bleue coast. This charming beach of golden sand is attended by a lifeguard in summer and fully fitted out with toilets, showers, bars and restaurants...
La Saulce would come from the Provençal "Sau" (pronounced "Saou") which designates salt. An ancient spring of salt water flowing there gave it this name. It was known to shepherds because their sheep refused to drink its water.

In 1832, it was at La Saulce that the Duchess of Berry landed. Her project was to raise Marseilles against Louis Philippe and to have her son, the Count of Chambord, proclaimed King of France.

Above the cove, the small Chapel of Sainte Croix seems to watch over swimmers. Built in memory of Saint Mary Magdalene who landed here, according to tradition, with the first Christians expelled from Palestine, this small chapel houses within it a fragment of the true cross of Christ.

The beach is supervised:
- In June: 3,4,5,10 and 11. Then from 17 to 30 from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- From July 1 to September 3 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guide dogs are accepted.

Showers are not accessible during drought restrictions.

Technical information

13500 Martigues
Lat : 43.331609Lng : 5.070727
0 m
29 d

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Phone : 04 42 42 31 10

Email : info@martigues-tourisme.com

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Office de Tourisme et des Loisirs de Martigues - 22/08/2023
http://www.martigues-tourisme.com
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Price(s)

Free entry but parking fee is compulsory.