The marchés in France are generally open air markets, a place to shop for your fresh groceries.
We prefer to buy meat, fish and produce there rather than in the supermarkets. The marchés are fabulous, free entertainment, good for shopping and for people watching. Sit in one of the cafés next to a market and while away the morning. The Provence and The Côte d'azur has probably the best markets in France. Most open air markets are farmers markets, a retail market where you can buy vegetables, fruits, cheeses, meat and poultry, sausages, spices, candied fruits, nougat and flowers. The larger Marché Provençal offers all of the farmers markets' products plus clothing, shoes, linens, pottery and many other useful and not so useful Provence knickknacks.
In Saint-Tropez, on the Place des Lices : Tuesday ane Saturday mornings.
In Saint-Tropez, just behind the Tourism Office : Every morning, just behind the Tourism Office, beyond the "Porte de la Poissonnerie", the arch which leads to the old part of the town, fishermen and their wives, look after their stalls where they sell: sea dace, red mullet, scorpion fish, squid, moray and other local fish.
In Port-Grimaud, the Provencal Market : Thursday and Sunday mornings.
The Côte d'Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline of the south eastern corner of France.
The Côte d'Azur, often known in English as the French Riviera, is the Mediterranean coastline of the south eastern corner of France, extending from Menton near the Italian border in the east to either Hyères or Cassis in the west.
The French Riviera (Côte d'Azur) has the glitz and glamour rivalled by few places on earth. Although the Riviera is famous for the glamour of St. Tropez, Monaco or the Cannes Film Festival, there are many other less well known attractions such as the perched villages of Eze and Gourdon, the perfumeries of Grasse and the glass blowers of Biot.