The French-Italian Riviera markets are simply great with all the benefits of Mediterranean and the traditions of Provence.

Markets are a part of the life of the villages and towns. They are picturesque, full of life and movement, and a place to see and meet people; and markets are excellent for a variety of items you won’t find in normal shops and boutiques.

Intro

Types of Markets in France

Here are the main categories of markets. There are, however, variations in the names as well as mixtures of different types of markets (such as a Foire antiquités brocante).

Marché

The standard market is mainly for food. But then it’s very very good food! The markets are attended by the people who make the food, grow it, catch it, cure it, bake it, bottle it or otherwise have a passion for it. Cheeses and dairy products are fresh. There are meats and poultry and an endless variety of sausages. Olives and honey are locally produced.

Vegetables are from the local gardens, and herbs and spices are both exotic and local. Lunch choices in the market are cheaper and more varied than in the restaurants, and it can be more fun, shopping for it as well as eating it. Try some fresh olive bread or walnut bread.

Foire

This is the clothing market, with mainly new clothes, and usually at bargain prices.

Brocante (Flea Market)

Also called Foire à la Brocante. The brocante is where you look for old, interesting things, and things you don’t need. Items here might be junk someone is effectively throwing out, or the treasures discovered in the attic of a hundred-year-old house. There can be furniture or collectionables offered by experts, or individuals selling personal items for a few euros.

Antiquités (Antique Market)

Also called Salons des Antiquaires and Salon Antiquités Brocante. This type of market specializes in antiques and old furniture.

Artisanat

Hand-made items, mainly arts and crafts.

Eastern French Riviera

Markets in the Eastern French Riviera – Alpes-Maritimes department.

The list of cities and towns in alphabetical order: Antibes, Biot, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Cannes, Grasse, Golf Juan, Juan-les-Pins, Mandelieu, Menton, Nice, St-Laurent-du-Var, Sophia-Antipolis, Valbone, Vallauris and Vence.

Antibes

Marché Provençal (the main market with fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, small goods as olive oils, tapenades, soaps, etc.) – Cours Massena – 06:00-13:00 every day except Monday. On the High Season (June-August) it is held every day. On the High Season there also are artisans selling paintings & crafts (Tue., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.)

Clothes market – place Amiral Barnaud – Tuesday and Saturday mornings

Clothes market – La Fontonne – Wednesday mornings

Clothes market – Les Semboules – Wednesdays 06.30-14:00

Clothes market – In the carpark on rue Lacan – Thursday mornings

Fleamarket – place Audiberti and boulevard d’Aiguillon – Thursdays 07:00-18:00

Night Market (from 01 July to 31 August) – boulevard d’Aiguillon – every day 18.30-01:00

Fleamarket – place Nationale – Saturdays, All day long

Biot

Flowers, clothes, paintings, food and more – rue St Sébastien – Tuesdays 09:00-12.30

Cagnes-sur-Mer

Fruit, vegetables – Cité marchande – Every day except Mondays 07:00-13:00 / fish sold every day except Monday 15.30-19:00

Clothes market – Cros de Cagnes, avenue des Oliviers – Tuesday & Thursdays 08:00-12.30

Clothes & food – parking de la Villette in centre ville – Wednesday 08:00-12.30

Clothes market – boulevard Kennedy (hippodrome) – Fridays 08:00-12.30

Cannes

Fruits & vegetables – Forville / La Bocca place de la Poste – Every day 07:00-13:00, except Monday

Fruits, vegetables and clothes – Gambetta – Every day 07:00-13:00, except Monday

Antiques – Forville – Mondays 08:00-18:00

Flea market – La Bocca place de la Poste – Thursdays 08:00-12:00

Clothes market – La Bocca place de la Poste – Saturdays 08:00-12.30

Flea market – Allée de la Liberté – 08:00-18:00 on Saturdays and first and third Sunday of the month

Grasse

Flowers all week long; Fruits and vegetables on the weekends – place aux Aires – Every morning except Mondays

Golfe Juan

Clothes market – avenue Aimé Berger – Fridays 08.30-12.30

Juan-les-Pins

Night Market (from 01 July to 31 August) – promenade du Soleil – every day 06:00-13:00

Clothes market – pont Dulys – Friday mornings

Mandelieu

Food and clothes market – Place du Marché (centre ville) – Wednesday and Friday mornings

Menton

Food market Les Halles – every morning Marché du Carei – every morning on Tuesdays Marché du Vieux Port – Saturday mornings

Fleamarket – Place aux Herbes – Friday mornings

Fleamarket – Esplanade Palméro – the second Sunday of every month

Nice

Fleamarket – Cours Saleya – on Mondays 07:00-18:00

Flower market – Cours Saleya – every day 06:00-17:00, except Monday and Sunday

Food market – Cours Saleya/Libération/Ray/St Roch/L’Ariane – every day 06:00-13:00, except Mondays

Fish market – place St François – every day 06:00-12.30, except Mondays

Clothes market – place de l’Ariane – Tuesdays and Fridays 7.30-13.30

Clothes market – blvd Paul Montel – Tuesdays and Saturdays 07.30-13.30

Fleamarket – place Robilante – Tuesdays and Saturdays 10:00-18:00

Clothes market – Ray – Wednesdays and Fridays 07.30-13.30

Clothes market – Marché St Roch at 150 route de Turin – Wednesdays and Saturdays 06.30-13.30

Antiques – place du Palais de Justice – First and third Saturday of every month

Artists market – place du Palais de Justice – Second Saturday of every month

Postcards/old records/books – place du Palais de Justice – Fourth Saturday of every month

Clothes market – Nice Village at 273 route de Grenoble – Sundays 07.30-05.30

St-Laurent-du-Var

Agrobiologique – near Cap 3000 – Tuesday and Friday mornings

Clothes, fruit, vegetables – boulevard Pompidou – every Sunday 08.30-13:00

Sophia-Antipolis

Food and miscellaneous goods – place Mejane, Garbejaire – Tuesdays 16:00-17:00

Valbonne

Fruits, vegetables, clothes – place des Arcades – every Friday 08.30-13.30

Vallauris

Fruits and vegetables – place de l’Homme aux Moutons – Every day except Monday

Clothes market – avenue de Cannes – Wednesday and Sunday at morning

Vence

Food and flowers – place du Grand Jardin – Every morning except Mondays 09:00-13:00

Clothes market – place Clemenceau – Tuesdays and Fridays 09:00-13:00

Fleamarket – place du Grand Jardin – Wednesday mornings

Monaco

Monaco Monte-Carlo

Le Nouveau Marché de la Condamine

In the covered market you will find fish, seafood, meat, poultry, bread, baked goods, as well as Monaco and regional specialities. And in an open-air market – fruits, vegetables and flowers.

Market of Condamine is located on the Place d’Armes, close to the shopping district of la Condamine and Port Hercule. Open hours: Monday to Saturday 07:00-15:00 Sunday: 07:00-14:00

Western French Riviera

Markets in the Western French Riviera – Var department.

The list of cities and towns in alphabetical order: Bandol, Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël, Sanary-sur-Mer, Toulon.

Bandol

Saint-Tropez

La Grande Braderie de Saint-Tropez – the ultimate event for the shopping lovers – last week-end of October at the Port area, Les Lices and everywhere else in town.

Food, clothes & bric-a-brac – place des Lices – Tuesdays and Saturdays 08:00-13:00

Fish Market – Marché aux poissons – Place aux Herbes – Every day 08:00-13:00

Saint-Raphaël

Sanary-sur-Mer

Toulon

Liguria, IT

Liguria, the Italian Riviera

Fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, seafood, spices, little things like olive oil, tapenades, sun-dried tomatoes, seasonal treats and truffles, also clothings and even household supplies are available in the ligurian markets in the cities and towns of the Italian Riviera.

Ventimiglia (Vintimille)

Fridays early morning till 16:00,

Bordighera

Thursday mornings

San Remo

Every Tuesday and Saturday at morning

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