The Provençal market tradition in Saint-Tropez
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In Provence, the market is an essential element of the week, offering colourful stalls, tempting aromas, and delicious flavours, as well as a warm and good-natured ambiance. In Saint-Tropez, artisans, farmers and market gardeners present their local produce and the culinary and craft traditions of the region. Treat yourself to a stroll through the market during your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez.
At the heart of Saint-Tropez history
Start with the picturesque fish market and the herb market. The fish market, partly covered, is located on the edge of the Vieux Port, at the entrance to the old heart of the village. With its cobblestones, mosaics and a ceiling with exposed beams, it takes us back to the time when Saint-Tropez was a simple fishing village. The sea bream, John Dory, red mullet, and scorpion fish from the catch of the day will make you crave grilled fish and fish soup. A few steps away is the small traditional farmers' market. The fruit and vegetable stalls rub shoulders with the cheesemonger, florist and wine merchant.
The large market on the Place des Lices
Every Tuesday and Saturday morning, a typical Provençal market is held in the main square of Saint-Tropez. Beneath the plane trees that shade pétanque enthusiasts during the rest of the week can be found the delightful stalls of greengrocers and local artisans. Fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats and charcuteries, as well as soaps, olive oil and wines, flowers, décor items and more are all beautifully displayed! The market is also an opportunity to sample the buzz of the resort, hear the lilting accent of the south and appreciate the sweetness of Provence life...
The market is a real institution in Provence. With its various markets, Saint-Tropez honours tradition. Discover them during your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez!
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