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02 May 2024  |  Culture

Discovering traditional markets in France

The traditional markets of France offer a unique sensory experience where flavors, colors and scents mingle to create a vibrant and authentic atmosphere. From quaint village markets to bustling big city markets, each market has its own personality and charm. In this article, we invite you to explore the traditional markets of France, meeting local producers, artisans and passionate gastronomes who make the heart of French culture beat.

  • Provencal market of Aix en Provence

Immerse yourself in the heart of the markets in Provence in a pleasant atmosphere where the stalls are overflowing with fresh fruits and vegetables. Stroll through the stalls in the narrow streets to admire the juicy fruits and Provencal specialties. Let yourself be tempted by the tapenade, goat cheeses and homemade jams, while soaking up the warm atmosphere of Provence.

  • Red Children's Market - Paris

Here, the oldest market in Paris, nestled in the Marais district. This historic market founded in the 17th century is an essential meeting place for Parisians in search of exotic products and dishes.

  • Flower market - Nice

Admire the dazzling beauty of the Nice Flower Market, located on the famous Cours Saleya. This colorful market is a true floral paradise, where you can discover a profusion of fresh flowers, exotic plants and elegant floral arrangements. Stroll between the fragrant stalls, breathing in the sweet scent of roses, lilacs and orchids, while soaking up the captivating atmosphere of the French Riviera.

  • Forville Market - Cannes

Located in the old port of Cannes, the Fourvilles market is a must for food lovers. Open every day except Monday, this Tuesday offers a wide variety of Provençal products, including fresh fruits and vegetables, flowers, spices and cheeses.

  • Fish market - Marseille

Located in the Old Port of Marseille, the fish market is a spectacle not to be missed. Open every morning, this market offers a wide variety of fresh fish and seafood, directly off-loaded from local fishing boats.

  • Place du Capitole market - Toulouse

Nestled in the heart of the pink city, this colorful market is held every day except Monday. There you will find a multitude of stands offering local products such as cold meats, cheeses, fruits, vegetables, as well as artisanal products. The atmosphere is typically Toulouse, with musical entertainment and a warm atmosphere.

  • Floating market on the quays of Bordeaux

The Quais de Bordeaux floating market is an institution in the city. Every Sunday morning, around ten boats loaded with fresh produce and regional specialties moor along the quays, offering a wide variety of local products, such as fruits, vegetables, cheeses, cold meats, wines and seafood products. This is the ideal opportunity to discover the flavors of the region in a picturesque and lively setting.

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Amélie Roca

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