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Top Choice Market in Aix-en-Provence

Morning Market

No spot in Aix revs up your taste buds more than the city’s premier food market, where trestle tables groan each morning under the weight of marinated olives, goat’s cheese, garlic, lavender, honey, peaches, melons,…
Top Choice Market in Carpentras

Friday Market

If you do nothing else in Carpentras, make sure you find time to visit the fabulous Friday market, when several hundred stalls fill Rue d’Inguimbert, ave Jean Jaurès and many side streets. It's an institution, and a…
Top Choice Market in Antibes & Juan-les-Pins

Marché Provençal

A wonderful – and as its name hints, very Provençal – local market selling fruit, vegetables, meat, cheese and local products like tapenade (olive spread), all housed under a wonderful cast-iron roof.
Top Choice Gifts & Souvenirs in Marseille

Maison de la Boule

Pick up your very own travelling set of handmade boules (complete with matching carry bag), plus plenty of other souvenirs relating to France’s iconic game. There’s also a little museum exploring the history of the …
Top Choice Chocolate in St-Rémy-de-Provence

Joël Durand

Among France’s top chocolatiers, using Provençal herbs and plants – lavender, rosemary, violet and thyme – with unexpected flavours such as Earl Grey.
Cheese in Cannes

Fromagerie Ceneri

With cowbells strung from the wooden ceiling, and a stunning array of cheeses, this is the only place to shop for dairy products in Cannes. A master fromager-affineur (cheesemonger and ripener) in business since 196…
Food in Aix-en-Provence

La Maison du Roy René

This calissonnier specialises in Aix’s sweetest treat: small, diamond-shaped chewy calissons, wrapped in a communion wafer and glazed with icing sugar. They were first baked for King René’s wedding banquet in 1473; …
Wine in Nice

Cave de la Tour

Since 1947, locals have been trusting this atmospheric cave (wine seller) to find the best wines from across the Alpes Maritimes and Var. It’s a ramshackle kind of place, with upturned wine barrels and blackboard si…
Antiques in L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue

Antiques Villages

If your manor house needs that perfect Louis XV chandelier, look no further. The former mills and factories along L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue's main road contain seven fascinating-to-explore antiques villages with 300-plus…
Homewares in Marseille

Maison Empereur

If you only have time to visit one store in Marseille, make it this one. Run by the same family since 1827, France’s oldest hardware store remains a one-stop shop for beautifully made homeware items including Opinel…