Markets are a social event as an opportunity to shop.
Markets provide the ingredients for Provence recipes.

Provence Markets, Village Market Days in the South of France

Provence village markets are held on certain days in each village in the South of France.  Market Days in Provence enhance the culinary vacation when the markets offer produce and cheeses not found in the village shops.  

See List of Market Villages Below

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Each of the larger villages in Provence hold a market day, some more than one.  
This is a day when vendors come from distant areas with fish meat wines and produce.
If you are in a small village, this is a good time to buy fresh fish and other ingredients not available in the village stores.
Wine, olive oil, cheese, and especially fish come in mobile vans from the wholesale markets in the larger cities to the festive village markets.

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In June the markets will provide the fresh ingredients for many traditional
Provence vegetable recipes which will include tomato, zucchini,  and eggplant.
June brings cherries, apricots, peaches to the markets.  The weekly village market will provide artisan Provence goat cheese and the jugs of Cotes du Rhone. Bring your own jugs to the olive oil mill and vineyard  and market for bulk wine and olive oil

Village Markets

Provence Markets in the South of France are held in each Village on certain days.
  • Tradition
Market Days in Provence are a tradition that becomes can add to the Culinary Vacation or Provence food tour.  
  • Vendors
Vendors with mobile display vans bring fish, produce, cheeses, and bulk wines and olive oils from the wholesale markets in Avignon and the larger cities to the villages to supply what might not be found in the small village shops.
The market is also a social event.
Culinary Vacation in Provence, the South of France
The market bring the fresh ingredients for traditional Provence recipes.
Fontvieille holds  its market days on Monday and Friday
Saint Remy-de-Provence holds its market on Wednesday in the center of the old city
Saint Martin de Crau has a Friday Market
Maussane Les Alpilles has a Thursday Market
Saint Remy's Wednesday Market
Aix-En-Provence holds ten Market days in various locations
Saints Maries de La Mer holds market days on Monday and Friday
Marseilles holds 25 different markets with an everyday market and fish market at the Old Port,
Eygalieres holds a Friday market
Ten markets in Aix-en-Provence
Four Markets in Arles: Wednesday and Saturday,
two of them once a month
Aurielle: Thursday Market
Cassis: Wednesday and Friday
Salon de Provence: six markets, every day but Thursday  
Provence Markets, Village Markets     Rated the Best by a Provence resident

Monday: Cavaillon, Fontvieille
Tuesday: Istres
Wednesday: Saint Remy, Mouries
Thursday: Bouc Bel Air, Aurielle, Maussane Les Alpilles
Friday: Tarascon, Istres, Cassis
Saturday: Arles, Apt
Sunday: Jouques, Plan de Orgon
Aurielle Village, Provence holds its market on Thursday

Provence Market, Villages

Markets   Rated the Best by local shoppers
Monday:

Cavaillon, Fontvieille
  • Tuesday:
Istres
  • Wednesday:
Saint Remy, Mouries
  • Thursday:
Bouc Bel Air, Aurielle, Maussane Les Alpilles
  • Friday:
Tarascon, Istres, Cassis
  • Saturday:
Arles, Apt
Sunday:
Jouques, Plan de Orgon
Wednesday Market: St. Remy
On Wednesday: St. Remy has its Market day in the middle of the old town,
This is a large Market and spreads over several streets and plazas.
Mouries holds a Wednesday Market,Wines and Olive oils come to the markets from the vineyards and mills around Mouries, St Remy, and Les Baux while honey and artisan cheeses come from local farmers
Fontvieille holds market days on Monday
Saint Remy's Wednesday Market
Provence Markets in the South of France are village markets held on certain days that is a tradition shopping and socializing when the markets bring fish, produce, and cheeses not found in the village shops.  Traveling vendors shop the wholesale markets in the large cities like Avignon and then bring the produce to the small village markets.   Artisan cheese makers are a popular stop at the village markets.
Village of Aurielle Provence holds a market on Thursday
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International flights serve Paris, Marseilles,  Local flights reach Nimes and Avignon.
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TGV Fast trains serve Avignon, Aix,  Nimes, and Marseilles from Paris.  Local trains serve Arles
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