The big market Textile, handicraft, antique Unpacking
Aix-en-Provence - Weekly market - All year round, every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday between 8.30 am and 1 pm. - Free
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 en Afrique du Nord and at the top of Avenue Victor Hugo.
- Artisans are located in rue Thiers and Place Verdun and at the top of Cours Mirabeau.
- Textiles are on Cours Mirabeau.
Information provided by OT Aix en Provence
Cours Mirabeau (textile), place des Combattants d'Afrique du Nord (brocante), haut de l'avenue Victor Hugo (brocante), rue Thiers et Place Forbin (artisanat)
Aix-en-Provence city hall
- 04 42 91 90 00
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