Istres is a commune in southern France, some 60 km (38 mi) northwest of Marseille. It is in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region, in the Bouches-du-Rhône department, of which it is a subprefecture. Country France Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Department Bouches-du-Rhône Canton Istres Government  Mayor (2020–2026) François Bernardini Area1 113.73 km2 (43.91 sq mi) Population (2017-01-01) 43,133 Time zone UTC+01:00 (CET)  Summer (DST) UTC+02:00 (CEST) Location Istres is adjacent to the Étang de Berre lagoon (the largest in Europe) and […]