Markets

At the daily food market, trestle tables groan each morning under the weight of marinated olives, goat's cheese, garlic, lavender, honey, peaches, melons, cherries and a bounty of other sun-kissed fruit, veggies and seasonal food. Plane trees provide ample shade on the atmospheric T-shaped square, endowed with a couple of corner cafes where Aixois catch up on the gossip over un café once their shopping is done.

Flower markets fill place des Prêcheurs (Sunday morning) and place de l’Hôtel de Ville (Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings).

The flea market has quirky vintage items three mornings a week.