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“One of best markets in area”
Review of Carpentras market

Carpentras market
Ranked #6 of 21 things to do in Carpentras
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Falmouth, Massachusetts
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265 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“One of best markets in area”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

I went to a different market each day for a week and this was the best - lots of variety and good prices. The wild mushrooms were amazing- some local goat cheeses were to die for; vegetables sublime as well as fish and peppers and lavender and soap! And the cooked chicken- i can't wait till next Friday! Parking hard so go early.

Visited October 2013
1 Thank Patti4709
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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“Market + Market”
Reviewed September 24, 2013

Be prepared to walk, the market winds around the streets with stalls selling fish abutting one selling handbags to spice to roast chicken. Everything is there just allow at least three hours to get round and see it. When it ends wait a few moments, the street cleaners appear and where minutes before you could buy a watch for four euros you will be able to sit and have ameal as the cafes reclaim the streets

Visited September 2013
Thank David J
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Sydney, Australia
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“There is a lot more than just the market”
Reviewed August 1, 2013

We bused to Carpentras from Avignon. What you find is a huge agricultural town with a Friday market two km long encircling the town.The stall holders mainly speak French,so brush up on the lingo. The town sits on the banks of the Auzon which makes for a gentle walk.
The food and goods on display are colorful and tempting ,with ready to eat, couscouse,bouisbaisse,tantalizing marinated chicken with pestos,olives,condiments and tons of cheeses. There is mountainss of artisan breads and fresh fruit and vegs. Lots of good wines on show as this is the home of Cotes de Ventoux in Apt
The streets spill over with more than 350 stalls. The speciality of the town is the berlingots,a striped,pillow shaped hard-boiled sweets. There is a strong presence of migrants from Middle East,with the town not presenting a wealthy outlook.
Away from the market scene,Carpendras is an architecturally interesting town. The gothic cathedral,St.Siffrein is crowned by a distinctive modern bell tower and a treasury of religious art, which leads to the Roman Arc de Triumph,not far from a fine old covered passage with high domed roof.
Long parking is beside the Office de Tourism and for kids playgrounds outside of Ave jean Juaresd and Allee des Platans. Also if you walk outside from the Porte d'Orange,a lovely park along the river with a nice walking path beneath the trees,with lots of small foot bridges.
The highlight, is a synagogue dating back to 1367 which is a must see. lots of good eateries around.

Visited September 2012
5 Thank Eli B
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“Huge, very crowed”
Reviewed June 15, 2013

You must go to a market at least once, this is a really huge market!
Go early, hold onto your purse or wallet.
Don't forget to bargain hard.

Visited June 2013
2 Thank willbikeforwine
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“My favourite provencal market”
Reviewed January 14, 2013

It has everything. Although it gets its share of tourists, this is primarily a local market for local people. I have a scarf I bought there three years ago and wear every week. I bought cheese, bread and fruit for a picnic, soap, fabric . . . Carpentras is far enough off the beaten tourist track that you get a feel for real Provence here. Try lunch at Chez Serge afterwards.

Visited September 2012
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