Le Marche d'Arles
Le Marche d'Arles
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
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Anita K
Halifax, Canada57 contributions
Nov 2019
We spent a couple of days here before starting our river cruise, and we really lucked out. Apparently the first Wednesday of the month is not only for food vendors, but also vendor of antiques and vintage items. You could spend a whole day checking this market out. It was a great place to get fresh cheese, bread, meat, fruit, and veggies for a picnic in the park.
Written January 8, 2020
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travelcatVancouver
Vancouver, Canada175 contributions
Jul 2012 • Family
We lucked out and were in town for Arles' weekly outdoor market. It is one of my favourite things to do as it's the best way to engage with the locals and discover what the place has to offer.

Arles's outdoor market is one of the biggest I've seen with vendors selling delcious food (mediterranean, greek, spanish, etc), cheese and meats, ceramics, fabric, spices, cookies and sweets, etc. Some vendors give out samples. Make sure you come on an empty stomach as there's lots you will love to try. Many of the vendors don't speak english but if you have basic french or have a dictionary, you should be fine. As for me, I tried to control my shopping as we were backpacking. I bought a ceramic saucer with tiny sharp wedges at the centre (for lemons or garlic grating?), lots of spices like safron, salt, pepper and paprika), lavender sachets and ate a wide variety of food! We spent half of our day in the market and had a great experience.
Written August 10, 2012
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anneverywhere
Arles, France52 contributions
Oct 2018 • Couples
We live in Arles and like other locals, we do our main food shopping at the huge Saturday market on Boulevard des Lices/Boulevard Georges Clemenceau. (There is a smaller Wednesday version on Boulevard Emile Combes). This is one of the best markets in France for the sheer quantity, quality and variety of the food available. It also attracts enormous numbers of tourists/visitors. So that everyone has a great experience, here are some suggestions.

Don't block the crowded central alleys. I've seen a young woman pushing an overloaded pack bicycle - with an equally overloaded trailer! - through the middle of the crowded aisle. She and her back pack collided with nearly everyone!

Ask before you take photos! Please buy some local products - they are excellent - as photos shouldn't be the only thing you take away from a market. Give way to other market-goers, particularly elderly women with shopping trolleys and families.

Overall, awareness of how your actions affect others in a crowded place would be very positive. While you might be there for the spectacle, others are doing their major weekly food shop. It is a market, after all!
Written April 13, 2019
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nomadcouple
USA45 contributions
Mar 2016 • Couples
The huge, colorful, diverse market at Arles was something on my bucket list for many years, and it totally lived up to the hype. We reached there late (Make sure you get in early to find good parking and to do justice to the big market), but still had a couple of hours to explore. Food was divine – and there was anything and everything to choose from , Paella, Pizza, an array of cheese and bread, farm fresh fruits, you name it! We tried the roast chicken, croissants, strawberries, a couple of slices of pizza, and sampled a lot of other stuff along the way. All good. Shopped for some clothes that were not super quality, but looked nice and chic. And of course the usual suspects, lavender products , linens, local art, etc. The prices were lower than of similar products in the Nimes market, which we had visited a couple of days back. These markets are haunted by locals as well, so they draw huge crowds. A must-do in Provence.
Written April 10, 2016
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Leacroft
Derby, UK247 contributions
Sep 2018
A huge market selling everything you can imagine from novelty souvenirs through to live chickens and everything in between. A great place to sample the range of local food and drink, as well as to pick up various local handicrafts - both traditional and modern. Worth visiting for the atmosphere, sounds and smells (including lots of lovely lavender) or just for some great people-watching. Get there early and allow plenty of time to wander.
Written September 11, 2018
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BeverleyTravellers
Prague, Czech Republic27 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The Arles Saturday market is enormous! You could buy most things here, from ten different types of pepper to a new bed!

What's great: the huge variety of food including the fresh fish, wonderful selection of cheeses and vegetables. It is the perfect place to buy for a picnic. There is a range, repeated throughout, of clothing -you could probably give this a miss unless you badly need something!

What's not so great: there are lots and lots of people (quelle surprise) so there is no point in being in a hurry. The bottom end of the market tends to be devoted to household things, including beds, mops, cleaning stuff - probably give this a miss unless you are in the market for a new selection of bedding.

There are plenty of stalls selling things that would make nice presents.
Written July 20, 2015
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johnStaBarbara
sta barbara553 contributions
Jul 2015 • Couples
The great Saturday mkt is a must, the best in the area (st remy wed also good ) . Arles is avignons smaller twin with less traffic and equivalent sights. Its a lovely place to explore.
Written July 4, 2015
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Nina B
20 contributions
Very french marche, with all the traditional products and way of negociate the price and sell the items. It is possible to find very good deals: I bought spadrilles for 8€. Whatelse a woman vould ask for, right? Rs
Written April 4, 2015
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deadeggs
Paris, France155 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
If you are a French market fan, don’t miss the Arles market on Saturday mornings. It’s claimed to be the biggest market in Provence; and it lives up to its claim. About one kilometer long and presenting all the colors and smells of a French country market. You can buy a live chicken, spare parts for your bicycle, Provencal fabrics, herbs and spices or just fresh fruit and vegetable, all at very affordable prices. Lots of producers selling direct to the public. If you’re a tourist take your camera with you. If you’re not a tourist, take big shopping baskets as the quality/price ratio can’t be beat. There is a market also on Wednesday mornings but not the same size as the Saturday market. Get there early as at 12.30 p.m. it’s all finished. At 1p.m. there’s no evidence that a market was there as everybody is sitting at a table eating and drinking (vive la France). NOTE, parking can be a bit difficult but just drive around and you’ll find a place or go into one of the big public parking stations.
Written December 3, 2014
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The_Champignons
Bracknell, UK79 contributions
May 2014 • Couples
We visit Arles at least once a year to see my husband's parents and I always have to visit the Saturday market, it is such a feast for the eyes. I marvel at the quality, quantity, variety and size of the vegetables - I have never seen tomatoes or garlic so big! There are so many things to make your mouth water - rotisserie chicken, cheese and meat counters, bread and pastries. They also have an amazing array of homeware, bags, clothes, and I have been amazed to find hats to fit even my small head (not fancy hats for Ascot, just ordinary sun hats or stylish winter ones, depending on the season). If only we had markets like this in England...
Written June 15, 2014
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