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“Make sure it's market day when in Arles!”
Review of Le Marche d'Arles

Le Marche d'Arles
Ranked #5 of 74 things to do in Arles
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed August 10, 2012

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.

8  Thank travelcatVancouver
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Saturday morning market in Arles is fantastic! There is more than you can dream of! It's great for buying little souvenirs and gifts (soaps, lavender, etc.) and, of course, for food. Make sure you've got room in your stomach to taste pastries, fruit, and some of the DELICIOUS-looking lunch items (chicken skewers, paella, etc.). It made me wish we could spend a week in Arles just so that we could buy baskets of produce and cook with it!

2  Thank euroTK
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This market has everything!!! There were local produce, shoes, pottery, clothes, plants, and even some goats and chickens. Amazing place. The people here are incredibly friendly. You can eat luch outside at one of the restaurants or buy some food from the vendors and eat along the river. I did have to park on a sidewalk after too much driving around looking for parking.

3  Thank Seattleterp
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