A LIST OF MARKET DAYS IN PROVENCE

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Every day is market day in provence! There are small and large markets in just about every single town or village here in the South of France. Some are only present during the warmer months, and some go all year round. I’ve included here an extensive list of the markets days in Provence. I haven’t included markets that are quite small (such as just a few stands) although they are important to patronise as well. Half of the joy of these is wandering into them by chance.

You may find this list confusing if you’re just visiting, as these towns are located all around the Provence area (not including the Côte d’Azure). I’ve included some indication of the smaller towns’ general areas. I’ve also marked a star next to some of my favourites. If you’d like a shorter list, then check out the Best Markets in Provence.

LOCATION OF THE MARKETS

In villages, the location of the market will be obvious as they’ll either be in the town centre or on a main road outside of town. Popular with locals, you shouldn’t have any trouble finding them if you follow the people striding in a certain direction with confidence while carrying baskets. For larger towns, you may need to ask at the local Tourist office as places such as Aix en Provence have multiple smaller markets at once around town.

FOODIE MARKET TOURS

I used to make stuffed Provencal tomatoes in the markets and now offer private tours of the ones where I used to work. If you’d like to book a tour to taste local specialities and find out more about Provencal lifestyle, see Market Tours with Curious.

MONDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Bedoin* (close to Mt Ventoux)
  • Bollene (north of Orange)
  • Cadenet (Luberon)
  • Cavaillon (Home of melons. Good prices. Town not very charming.)
  • St-Didier (I haven’t been yet but hear very good things)
  • Fontvieille* (smaller market, Alpilles region)
  • Saintes Maries de la Mer (Camargue)
  • La Motte Chalancon (Drome)
  • Ales (Languedoc)
  • Nimes (Languedoc)
  • Forcalquier* (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Guillestre (Haute-Alpes)

TUESDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Avignon (La Triade)
  • Gordes* (Luberon, only in summer)
  • La Tour D’Aigues
  • Vaison-le-Romaine*
  • Aix en Provence*
  • Aubagne
  • Cabannes (Alpilles)
  • Eyguières (Alpilles)
  • Raphele les Arles
  • Rognonas
  • Tarascon
  • Salles sous Bois (Drome)
  • Saint Paul Les 3 Chateau
  • Grignan (Drome)
  • Aigues-Mortes (Camargue)
  • Le-Grau-du Roi (Camargue)
  • Nimes (Languedoc/Occitanie)
  • Roquemaure (north of Avignon)
  • Saint-Jean-du-Gard
  • Banon (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Oraison (Hautes-Alpes)

WEDNESDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Avignon (Eglise Jean XXIII – La Rocade)
  • Jonquieres (north of Châteauneuf-du-Pape)
  • Malaucene
  • Sault (Lavender town, close to Mt Ventoux) See: Lavender in Provence
  • Valreas (Drome)
  • Aix-en-Provence*
  • Arles* (this is smaller than the immense Saturday Arles market)
  • Gardanne
  • Meyrargues (north of Aix en Provence)
  • Orgon (Just south of Cavaillon)
  • Port St Louis du Rhone (Camargue)
  • Salon de Provence
  • Saint Remy de Provence* (Alpilles)
  • Aigues-Mortes (Camargue)
  • Bagnols-sur-Cèze (Languedoc)
  • Collias (close to Pont du Gard Roman aqueduct in Langudoc/Occitanie)
  • Goudargues (Gard department)
  • Nimes (Langudoc/Occitanie)
  • Vauvert (Languedoc)
  • Digne-les-Bains (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Riez* (close to Verdon)
  • Gap (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Embrun (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Buis-les-Baronnies (Drome)

THURSDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Avignon (HLM- St Jean)
  • L’Isle sur la Sorgue* (this is smaller than the very large Sunday market)
  • Le Pontet
  • Goult* (Luberon, in summer)
  • Roussillon (Luberon, small but charming market in summer)
  • Orange
  • Aix en Provence*
  • Aubagne
  • La Roque d’Antheron (Luberon)
  • Maillane (Alpilles)
  • Maussane-les-Alpilles*
  • Miramas
  • Senas* (very good produce)
  • Anduze
  • Beaucaire (Occitanie)
  • Le-Grau-du-Roi (Camargue)
  • St Gilles (Camargue)
  • Villneuve-les-Avignon
  • Gréoux-les-Bains
  • Laraine-Montéglin
  • Vallouise
  • Veynes
  • Nyons (Drome)

FRIDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Avignon (Monclar et Pont des deux eaux)
  • Bonnieux* (Luberon)
  • Carpentras* (close to Mt Ventoux)
  • Lourmarin* (Luberon)
  • Aix-en-Provence*
  • Eguilles (close to Aix)
  • Eygalières* (Alpilles)
  • Fontvieille (Alpilles)
  • Gardanne (South of Aix)
  • Lambesc* (close to Aix)
  • Mallemort
  • Saintes Maries de la Mer (Camargue)
  • St-Martin de Crau
  • Barjac
  • Bellegarde
  • Nimes (Occitanie)
  • Saint-Quentin-La-Poterie (Occitanie)
  • Moustiers (Verdon)
  • Pierrelatte (Drome)

SATURDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Apt* (Luberon)
  • Avignon (Flower market Place des Carmes)
  • Le Thor* (Luberon)
  • Pernes-Les-Fontaines* (Luberon)
  • Ste-Cecile-les-Vignes (north of Orange)
  • Aix en Provence*
  • Sénas* (Farmer’s market)
  • Arles* (Camargue)
  • Aubagne
  • Miramas
  • Peyrolles
  • Plan-de-Cuques
  • Venelles
  • Verquieres
  • La Grand-Comb
  • Le Vigan
  • Pont-St-Esprit
  • Sommières
  • Uzès* (Languedoc/Occitanie)
  • Donzere
  • Mollans-sur-Ouveze
  • Digne les Bains
  • Riez*
  • Manosque (Close to Gorges du Verdon)
  • Sisteron
  • Gap (Hautes-Alpes)

SUNDAY MARKETS IN PROVENCE

  • Avignon
  • Isle sur la Sorgue*
  • Saint-Christol-d’Albion (North of Luberon)
  • Saint-Saturnin-les-Avignon
  • Sorgues
  • Aix en Provence
  • Coustellet* (Luberon farmer’s market, great produce)
  • Aubagne
  • Chateaurenard (Alpilles)
  • Gardanne (South of Aix)
  • Jouques (north of Aix)
  • Mas Blanc des Alpilles
  • Pelissanne* (Pays Aixois- close to Aix en Provence)
  • Saint-Etienne-du-Grès (Alpilles)
  • Aigues-Mortes (Camargue)
  • Beaucaire (Languedoc/Occitanie)
  • Laudun-L’Ardoise (Occitanie)
  • Rochefort-du-Gard (West of Avignon)
  • St-Gilles (Camargue)
  • Reillane (Hautes-Alpes)
  • Sederon (Drome)

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