There's a huge choice of restaurants in the Avignon area. Avignon itself has plenty of options, but you'll find good Provençal places in many nearby towns – especially in Carpentras, Orange, St-Rémy and Vaison-la-Romaine.
Markets in Upper Provence
To appreciate Provence's seasonal bounty, visit its markets (www.marches-provence.com); most run from 8am to noon. In Nîmes, the covered food market operates daily; Avignon's Les Halles operates Tuesday to Sunday.
Monday Bédoin, Fontvieille
Sunday L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue (large)