Markets and flea markets
Marseille offers a large number of permanent or visiting markets which are generally open in the morning. You will be surprised by their diversity. Stroll through the stalls to soak up the typical atmosphere which adds to the charm of southern cities.
The food markets are authentic showcases of flavour reflecting the terroir, the savour and tones of Provence. The most famous is the fish market which is held every morning on the Old Port..
Typical and colourful, the market of Capucins is held close to La Canebière. Exotic fruits and vegetables, spices and herbs adorn the stalls.
The markets of Le Prado and La Plaine also offer clothes, shoes and Provencal specialities (textiles, gastronomy, etc.).
Every Wednesday the Cours Julien hosts a farmers’ market (organic products), while a stamp market takes place every Sunday morning, a second-hand book market on the 2nd Saturday of each month and a popular flea market on the 2nd Sunday.
Avenue du Prado, Place Monthyon (next to the court house) and the Allées de Meilhan are dramatically transformed into gardens with the colourful flower market
The flea market, the biggest in Marseille which stretches over almost 4 hectares to the north of the city transports visitors to another world. You will find every style of furniture at the antique traders, clothes, fruits and vegetables at the market traders and even spare part.