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Martigues (Occitan: Lo Martegue in classical norm, Lou Martegue in Mistralian norm) is a commune northwest of Marseille. It is part of the Bouches-du-Rhône department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region on the eastern end of the Canal de Caronte. A direct translation from the Martigues Tourisme Website reveals the following about Martigues: Nicknamed the "Provençale Venice", Martigues is a point of passage between the Mediterranean Sea and the Sea of Martigues (now Etang de Berre), close to the Côte 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 provençale": Coteaux d'Aix en Provence, rosé, red and white wines, fruit juices and natural oils in the region. Main varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault, Carignan, Clairette.

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Facts and Stats for Martigues*

  • Pollution Statistics in Martigues

    Know the pollution level of Martigues before you plan your visit.

    • Air Pollution 57.76 (Moderate)
    • Water Pollution 42.86 (Moderate)
    • Noise and Light Pollution 64.29 (High)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 85.71 (Very High)
    • Drinking Water Pollution and Inaccessibility 29.76 (Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 70 (High)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 53 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 54.76 (Moderate)
  • Martigues: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Martigues for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Martigues.

    • Burglary and Theft 57.29 (Moderate)
    • Mugging and Robbery 61.81 (High)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 65.63 (High)
    • Corruption and Bribery 66.9 (High)
    • Car Stealing 58.33 (Moderate)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 66.9 (High)
    • Attacks 59.86 (Moderate)
    • Drug offense 75.36 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 53.82 (Moderate)
    • Safety walking alone during night 29.17 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 62.5 (High)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 35.92 (Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 72.18 (High)
  • Living in Martigues - Quality of Life

    Quality of Life Index of Martigues is 147.08 (High)

    • Safety Index 37.1 (Low)
    • Climate Index 92.7 (Very High)
    • Pollution Index 64.16 (High)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 30.4 (Low)
    • Cost of Living Index 64.83 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 85.85 (Very High)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 9.11 (Moderate)
    • Purchasing Power Index 92.14 (Moderate)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Martigues

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Martigues

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.18 USD
    • International Movie per seat 11.65 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 31.44 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 106.79 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 119.2 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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