The big market Textile, handicraft, antique Unpacking

Aix en Provence - Farmer's market - In January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December - Dates and program to be confirmed

The city's big market is a real institution in Provence. It's the ultimate must-visit for locals and tourists. It's a place to meet up and get together which keeps the age-old trading tradition alive and has now become an essential way of life.

The food market (subject to season) is your chance to experience and stock up on fruit and vegetables. There's also local produce such as Calisson d'Aix, Cavaillon melon, goat's cheese, Carpentras strawberries, soap, lavender honey, syrups, jam, olives, olive oils and great wine from Provence's vineyards.

There are also countless artisans selling a wide range of tablecloths, embroidery and fabric by the metre. Provencal earthenware and pottery takes pride of place with plates, dishes and other kitchen utensils.

Last but not least, antique and second-hand dealers bring you unusual objects and accessories worthy of a cabinet of curiosities.

▶ Second-hand dealers can be found on Place des Combattants d'Afrique du Nord and at the top of Avenue Victor Hugo.
▶ Artisans can be found on Espace Cezanne.
▶ Textiles are on Cours Mirabeau.
⚠ Textile traders move from Cours Mirabeau to Allées Provençales over Christmas ⚠
▶ The food market runs from Place Jeanne d'Arc to the top of Cours Sextius.

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence city hall

    Hôtel de Ville
    Place De l'Hôtel de Ville

    13616 Aix en Provence

  • Lieux

    Cours Mirabeau, Cezanne's area in front of the Tourist Office and the Combatants of North Africa's Plaza and the top of the Avenue Victor Hugo.
    13100 Aix en Provence

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 90 00
  • Fax

    04 42 25 94 92

  • Website

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Where to stay

La Sauveté
B&B

La Sauveté

Aix en Provence

Located at 2,5km from Aix city center, this provençal house has a shady garden with terrace and a Spa (free no extra !). Fabienne et Christian welcome you in their fig tree room, comfortable, quiet and peaceful.

Le Prieuré
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Le Prieuré

Aix en Provence

Quiet hotel near the city center (2km) with cosy rooms. Free parking.

Lodge N°3 Le Verger
Holiday rental

Lodge N°3 Le Verger

Le Tholonet

Villa de luxe, 3 chambres avec piscine privée.

Château de la Pioline
Hotel

Château de la Pioline

Aix en Provence

Our hotel is surrounded by a green and shaded park of 4 acres, with a free private car-park, a 24/24 reception desk and concierge. The Castle building dates back of 16th century and has been fully renovated in 2011 and propose a full respect of the historic place but blended with a contemporary…

Les Piboules
B&B

Les Piboules

Aix en Provence

Située à 5 minutes du centre-ville d'Aix-en-Provence et à 15 minutes de la gare Aix-en-Provence TGV, la chambre d'hôtes les Piboules propose une prestation haut de gamme. Entièrement équipé, l'hébergement dispose d'un lit double (2 personnes) et tout le confort nécessaire pour passer un…

Le pey blanc
B&B

Le pey blanc

Aix en Provence

Villa au calme sans vis-à-vis, située sur une colline avec vue dominante sur la campagne aixoise et alentours. Grand parc arboré et clôturé de plus d'un hectare, composé sur sa partie haute d'une pinède et en contrebas d'arbres fruitiers. Piscine privative à libre disposition de début…

Mas des Ecureuils
Hotel

Mas des Ecureuils

Aix en Provence

The "Mas des Ecureuils" is situated between the center of aix and the business park of the milles, in a tipically wooded area of Provence. You can enjoy the swimming-pool, the hammam and the gastronomic restaurant (service on the terrace in summer).

Au Basilic
Holiday rental

Au Basilic

Aix en Provence

A proximité du cours Mirabeau et à 5 mn de la gare routière, appartement de 56 m² situé au 1er étage d'une grande résidence. Salon/séjour avec 1 canapé convertible/1 pers. Cuisine indépendante équipée (LL, MO). 1 grande chambre avec 1 lit/2 pers. Salle de bain avec WC. Loggia vitrée…

Jardin De Marie
B&B

Jardin De Marie

Aix en Provence

The guest house "Le Jardin de Marie" is situated in the Mazarin district, right in the heart of the enchanting town of Aix en Provence well-known and appreciated worldwide for its cultural activities, its shaded streets, its plane-trees and its fountains. The Mediterranean coast and some of the…

Things to do

Arc walk
Landscape

Arc walk

Aix en Provence

A walk along the banks of the Arc which flows to the south of the city. The walk follows the meanders of the river and includes play areas for children, a fitness trail, and meadows shaded by large trees near the water. It covers an area of 100,000m2. History: The municipality purchased the…

Les Gazelles
Cultural place

Les Gazelles

Aix en Provence

Théâtre Les Gazelles hosts an all-round schedule and free year-round workshops for students and beginners who want to experience the joys of acting and the stage and/or experienced visitors who want to expand their knowledge and stage work. Weekly workshops are available and run by theatre…

My Little Bijou
Craftsman

My Little Bijou

Aix en Provence

A creator of jewellery for 8 years and recently established at the heart of Aix-en-Provence, the creator of my Little Bijou offers a selection of unique and trendy jewellery which blends different universes (Preppy, Rock, Girly). The materials used are high quality and precious (gold plated,…

Locbateau
Nautical leisure

Locbateau

Aix en Provence

Locbateau propose des balades en bateau privé avec skipper dans les iles et les calanques. Le départ peut se faire à partir du rond-point de la rotonde pour les personnes non véhiculées. Le bateau est équipé d'une glacière électrique et d'une sono bluetooth et il y a également la…

Cezanne cinema
Cultural place

Cezanne cinema

Aix en Provence

Cinéma Le Cézanne provides 1539 seats and 9 screens for the general public. Disabled facilities: all screens have induction loops for the hard of hearing and 3 screens (n° 3, 4 et 5) have wheelchair access via the lift. Films in French (VF) and original version (VO). Special screenings for…

Cinéma Le Mazarin
Cultural place

Cinéma Le Mazarin

Aix en Provence

Art cinema with 3 screens. Foreign movies are all shown in original version with french subtitles.

Cezanne's studio
Cultural place

Cezanne's studio

Aix en Provence

Atelier des Lauves is a real place of memories, where Cezanne has left his mark. On 1st September 1902, Cezanne gradually settled into his large country studio. He worked there every day during the last four years of his life. All of Cézanne's admirers are well aware that this is where you can…

L'atelier du siège et du rideau
Craftsman

L'atelier du siège et du rideau

Aix en Provence

Sophie Gabriel has been working with fabric since she was six. She graduated top of her class year from IICC in Haute Couture and fashion design. Using leather, voile, canvas and woollens, she enjoys blending materials and working on shapes.

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque
Cultural place

Granet XXe, collection Jean Planque

Aix en Provence

The modern art collection at the Granet Museum was considerably expanded in 2010 when the Jean and Suzanne Planque Foundation made a 15-year donation of the Jean Planque collection, named after the Swiss painter and collector, who died in 1998. The collection includes some 300 paintings, drawings…

Where to eat

Chez Féraud
Table 13

Chez Féraud

Aix en Provence

A fountain, an olive tree and a bower in the heart of historic Aix - Pagnol is everywhere here, from the prose to the plate. The Férauds are old-fashioned-style cooks and masters in the art of rustling up sea bass and lamb grills on the vine shoot fire, in a decor instilled with eternal…

Restaurant Les Inséparables
Food guide restaurant

Restaurant Les Inséparables

Aix en Provence

Christophe (Chef de cuisine/co-gérant) et Mathias (second de cuisine/associé) mettrons tout en oeuvre pour régaler autant vos papilles que vos yeux avec une cuisine gastronomique de produits frais. Mathieu (Responsable de salle/co-gérant) quant à lui sera là pour vous accueillir et tout…

Café Le Verdun
Food guide restaurant

Café Le Verdun

Aix en Provence

Traditional brasserie food with a Provençal flavour: Monkfish stew ("bourride"), meat stew, aioli, red mullet fillet with tapenade, leg of lamb, steak tartare.

Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet
Cuisine de Provence

Le Bar 1924 - Le Pigonnet

Aix en Provence

The new Bar and Bistrot located in the Le Pigonnet hotel offers a cosy and intimate atmosphere, as well as a cognac and cigar lounge. Just step in and sample the cocktails and fine wines in a welcoming setting, with the Chef's generous dishes and conviviality and a menu which changes daily.…

Naruto
Food guide restaurant

Naruto

Aix en Provence

Naruto restaurant serves many sushis, tempuras and yakitoris, prepared with care by our Japanese chef. You will also find okonomiyaki, donburi and ramen, and many original home-made desserts.

Côté Cour
Food guide restaurant

Côté Cour

Aix en Provence

Hidden away on a lush terrace behind Cours Mirabeau, this voluptuous eatery, set in Baroque, modern surroundings, sets a fitting scene for the explosive and creative cuisine of Ronan Kernen. This young, Brittany-born chef, revealed by the Top Chef TV show, has an impressive CV, featuring many…

Mickaël Féval
Food guide restaurant

Mickaël Féval

Aix en Provence

Nouveau décor "très chic" pour nouveau départ : formé aux plus grandes maisons françaises (Loiseau, Oger, Plaza Athénée...), Mickaël Féval, 40 ans, a repris l'ancien repaire gourmand du chef étoilé Pierre Reboul, parti pour d'autres aventures. Le chef a vite trouvé ses marques : son…

Le Poivre d'Ane
Food guide restaurant

Le Poivre d'Ane

Aix en Provence

On Place des Cardeurs at the heart of the old town, in a dynamic and warm decor with a 1970s feel, the Le Poivre d'Ane restaurant provides diners with an inventive, daring cuisine. A lovely terrace bordered with bamboo awaits you in fine weather so you can make the most of the long summer evenings.

Pointe Noire
Food guide restaurant

Pointe Noire

Aix en Provence

Le Bar A Mets is a modern and social setting that has a brasserie, wine and tapas bar feel. The Mazzia brothers wanted to open a bar with local roots and direct links with local producers and artisans. Pointe-Noire, in tribute to their native town in the Congo, is a minimalist monochrome…

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