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.

  • Free

Information provided by OT Aix en Provence

  • Address

    Cours Mirabeau (textile), place des Combattants d'Afrique du Nord (brocante), haut de l'avenue Victor Hugo (brocante), rue Thiers et Place Forbin (artisanat)
    13090 Aix-en-Provence

  • Organiser

    Aix-en-Provence city hall

  • Phone

    • 04 42 91 90 00
  • Website

Where to stay

Aparthotel Adagio
Hotel

Aparthotel Adagio

Aix-en-Provence

The beautiful residence which combines style and comfort has a privilege location in the heart of the city. Pierre & Vacances City is situated nearby the great fountain "la Rotonde" and the famous Cours Mirabeau. At your disposal : laundrette, indoor car park on charge. Bar and restaurant close by.

Hôtel La Caravelle
Hotel

Hôtel La Caravelle

Aix-en-Provence

In Aix town centre welcome to the 2-star La Caravelle Hotel in the Mazarin district, a step or two away from the historic town centre, from Cours Mirabeau, the Granet Museum and the Caumont Art Centre. Our charm-filled hotel with its pure and simple decoration has 30 rooms and a light-filled…

Villa des Félibres
B&B

Villa des Félibres

Aix-en-Provence

A charming, top-quality guest house in a very quiet district, within walking distance of Aix town centre, with a pool, garage and garden. In Aix-en-Provence, this guest house with a swimming pool is near the town centre. It is ideal for cultural activities, evenings out, shopping trips in Les…

La Mule noire
Holiday rental

La Mule noire

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Le Prieuré
Hotel

Le Prieuré

Aix-en-Provence

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

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962
Holiday rental

La Maison de Sylvianne - N° 170962

Aix-en-Provence

In the countryside of Aix-en-Provence, face to fields, but only 5km from the city center, in a quiet environment, the House of Sylvianne is an architect's house with private pool and garden. The gite is adjacent to the owner's house. Qualitative Provencal decoration. On one level, the gîte opens…

City résidence Aix-en-Provence
Hotel

City résidence Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

In a residential area, 20 minutes walk from the city center, City Residence is pleased to welcome you in a quiet and comfortable friendly space in the heart of the Provence. You can take the advantage of an apartment completely furnished and equipped for you business or touristic stays with…

Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium
Hotel

Appart'hôtel Odalys Atrium

Aix-en-Provence

Located in an important and dynamic part of the town, near the conference centre and the pedestrian streets of the town centre, this residence welcomes you to its charming and typical Provencal surroundings. A large lobby, breakfast room, meeting room and solarium are here to satisfy the…

Les Hauts Pinchinats
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Les Hauts Pinchinats

Aix-en-Provence

A green and peaceful setting in the Hauts Pinchinats valley near Aix. Fine decoration. Very comfortable gite in a pine forest of 300 sq.m. Groundfloor : living-room/kitchen (microwave, washing-machine, TV/Satellite channels, DVD; Wi-Fi). Shower-room/toilet. 1st floor : 1 bedroom with a double bed…

Things to do

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Aix-en-Provence

Fashion accessories and jewelry

Les Vignerons d'Aix-en-Provence
Craftsman / producer

Les Vignerons d'Aix-en-Provence

Aix-en-Provence

A few kilometers from the Cours Mirabeau , the Granet Vignerons’ cooperative cellar is located in the Aix-en-Provence district, close to François Marius Granet mansion.

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.

La patte blanche
Craftsman / producer

La patte blanche

Aix-en-Provence

La boutique située dans le centre historique d'Aix-en-Provence propose des savons de Marseille cuit au chaudron et des savons d'Alep. La patte blanche est une entreprise marseillaise fondée en 1949 qui fabrique encore ses savons avec authenticité et "à l'ancienne". Le savon de Marseille…

Oppidum d'Entremont
Cultural place

Oppidum d'Entremont

Aix-en-Provence

Entremont is a Gallic village dating from the 2nd century BC. The site has been excavated since 1946. Remains of ramparts, housing, workshops, a room displaying the heads of enemies (a Celtic custom), statues and a wide range of objects have been found here. The oppidum (Roman settlement) is in a…

Natural History Museum
Cultural place

Natural History Museum

Aix-en-Provence

Saint-Mitre Park has housed the museum's administrative and educational departments since April 2014 but the collections are no longer on show as there are no exhibition galleries. They are studied and stored in another site before they are put back on public display. The Museum still has much to…

Aquae Maltae - Brasserie de Provence
Craftsman / producer

Aquae Maltae - Brasserie de Provence

Aix-en-Provence

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Rue Piétonne
Cultural place

Rue Piétonne

Aix-en-Provence

Rue Piétonne is a unique and authentic site including:

Yellow Studio
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Yellow Studio

Aix-en-Provence

Photographer

Where to eat

Licandro Le Bistro
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Licandro Le Bistro

Aix-en-Provence

Le Bistro Latin restaurant has been serving traditional Provençal cuisine for more than 20 years. Come and relax in a quiet, romantic atmosphere, in the heart of the old city, less than 2 minutes from the Rotonde fountain. Discover dishes such as slow-cooked vegetables with Pistou sauce,…

Le grenier de grand-mère
Cuisine de Provence

Le grenier de grand-mère

Aix-en-Provence

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Croquemitoufle
Cuisine de Provence

Croquemitoufle

Aix-en-Provence

Fresh produce and friendly atmosphere. Croquemitoufle's menus change daily, service is fast and you can tuck into super fresh salads and homemade tarts. There's a change of pace in the afternoon as it turns into a friendly tea room. Perfect for a break.

Nooï
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Nooï

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Des pâtes mais pas que ! Avec ses douzaines de sauces et ses nombreux topping, Nooï propose une multitude d'assortiment pour des repas toujours surprenants! Avec ses desserts, Nooï vous offre encore plus de douceurs. Tiramisu, Pana Cotta, Cupcakes ou encore Brownie, Cookie, Donuts, ne…

La Rotonde
Food guide restaurant

La Rotonde

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Le Marché

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La Boca Loca

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Le Petit Verdot
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Le Petit Verdot

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