During the heat of summer in Aix-en-Provence, there is no shortage of adventures and escapades to embark on. Whether you’re traveling with family or a lover, there’s nothing like getting lost in the small cobblestone alleyways and discovering this charming city. Locals welcome visitors who wander into the heart of the beautiful daily markets. Here, every traveler will find happiness - whether you’re hungry for fresh fish, searching for vibrant flowers, savoring seasonal fruits and vegetables or are looking to find the perfect hand-made gift.
The traditional market: a feast for the eyes and the mouth
It's no surprise this market attracts hundreds of people each day. Also known as the food market, Aix natives flock to this spot for the best gourmet products. The artisanal sellers with their charming accents and cheerful demeanors make this market a real Provence experience. It's such a treat to leave with a basket full of seasonal produce - often quirky in shape but excellent in taste.
The flower market: a morning marvel
As you approach this market, you’ll be astounded by the variety of colors you see in Aix’s most picturesque flower market. The streets are lined with an array of blooming bouquets, while all your favorite flowers invite you to take in their sweet and herbaceous scents. Treat yourself to a bouquet or two while you inhale the floral scented-air and chat with local farmers – and listen closely, as Aix’s flower growers have the best-kept secrets to keep your blooms flourishing.
The textile market: delightful materials at your fingertips
A wide range of colors, prints and materials make this market a must-see in Aix-en-Provence. Here, there is something for everyone and every budget: it's up to you to find a bargain! Dare to touch the delicate linen of an ecru tablecloth, examine the finishes of a light cotton dress and enjoy the sweetness of a sunny morning spent at this pleasant market.
Cours Mirabeau: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The fish market: the freshest daily catch
When we’re tasked with preparing a feast for the whole family, this is our favorite place to visit to gather fresh ingredients. Every day, the fishmongers set up stalls displaying the freshest fish and divine seafood. Don’t hesitate to ask the experts at your fingertips for cooking instructions before heading to the kitchen!
Place Richelme: every day
The craft market: a myriad of artisanal creators to discover
There’s something for everyone at the craft market, where passionate artisans display unique creations. Those who love authentic and local pieces will revel in all this market has to offer. Tourists will be eager to discover delightfully hand-made items during their family holidays. You must not leave Provence without a little something from this quaint market – trust us.
Espace Cézanne: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
The flea market: a must for bargain hunters from all over the world
If you’ve ever dreamed of finding a first edition copy of classic French literature, consider this flea market your dream come true. Take an afternoon to discover this market and peruse items you never thought you’d find. The friendly atmosphere and vibrant enthusiasm will keep you coming back for more.