Highlights of Markets and Towns we will visit:
As quoted by Sandy Price in her book, The Flea Markets of France,
“Flea markets offer visitors a unique insight into the French Art De Vive”.
The objects for sale provide a glimpse of everyday life past and present. The markets we will visit will have a combination of old treasures, new textiles, clothing, crafts and many foods.
Jackdaw Brocante and Cuisine Tours will be shopping at some of the world’s most famous markets during our stay in Provence.
The following are markets we plan to visit on the next tour:
- Sanary-sur-Mer is located on the coast between Marseille and Toulon. This harbor town is perfect for strolling around and enjoying the Old Town’s cobbled, pedestrian’s backstreets after shopping at the weekly Wednesday market.
- L’ Isle-sur-La-Sorgue is known as the second largest antique market in Europe after Paris. The market coincides with the town’s lively weekly food market as the center of the town takes on a carnival feeling. La Sorgue is a great market for the collector as well as the everyday tourist.
- Aix-en-Provence hosts a modest size open air flea market in the place de Verdun, in front of the Palis de Justice. Aix is also known for their flower market held 3 days a week near L’Hotel de Ville.
- Nice is home to a daily Marche aux Fleurs (Flower Market) in Old Town. The charming market sells flowers, soaps, cheeses, herbs, and many vegetables. In addition to the flower market, Nice has an all day flea market along the Cours Saleya.