Markets, Antiques and Brocantes Markets

Europe 2008 San RemyMarket day in St. Remy de Provence


One of be best things to do while in Provence is to attend the local farmers markets.  I have been to many of the markets in the Vaucluse, Luberon and the Bouches du Rhone regions.  While the vendors vary, you will see that many of the same vendors will attend several markets.  For the locals, this is good as they can count on getting what they want from various markets.  Here is a list of the markets I like best.  After all, this is my website.  Try to arrive around 8:00am if you want a decent parking spot. My favorite markets are Les Halles in Avignon, Lourmarin, St. Remy de Provence, L’Isle sur Sorgue and Fontvieille.  You can get a daily market in larger cities such as Nice, Cannes, Grasse, Avignon at Les Halles, and Cagnes sur Mer.  I prefer the smaller village and country markets.

Monday – Cavaillon, Fontvieille

Tuesday – Gordes, Apt (April-September), Aix en Provence, Vence (Cote d’ Azur)

Wednesday – St. Remy de Provence, Arles

Thursday – Aix en Provence, L’Isle sur Sorgue, Roussillon

Friday – Bonnieux, Chateauneuf du Pape, Lourmarin, Fontvieille

Saturday – Apt (marche Classe), Arles, Aix en Provence, Uzes

Here is a link to Les Halles in Avignon:

I found this great site that has all of the antique and brocante markets within France.  You click on the region, and they come up.  It is mostly in French, but you can figure it out.  Region 84= Vauclulse, 13=Bouche-du-Rhone, 30=Gard, 83=Var.