The traditional provençal market
Markets in Provence are a true institution! Friendly and full of encounters, the markets inspire tourists from around the world. The entire local identity can be seen in the diversity of stands, in the conversations between the merchants and the shoppers and in the family-friendly, welcoming atmosphere that takes over the streets. It’s a privileged experience not only in terms of the local economy, but also for meeting old and new friends.
For the locals, it’s a way to show their sense of belonging to the village and the local identity: the market is a place for an informal tone and attitude. One of the purposes of the Provençal market is to be a reminder of the past, to get back to the traditions. A haven of peace and authenticity that is increasingly popular in our hectic world.
And for the visitors, markets are the perfect chance to discover local traditions, specialties and folklore. In the summer, the markets are brimming with fruits, vegetables, fish, candied fruit and all sorts of local specialties. Take the time to stroll through the colourful stands, surrounded by the scent of fresh fruit and Herbes de Provence.
Biot’s weekly market
Every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the entrance to the village of Biot, Rue Saint-Sébastien is covered with sundry stands and filled with the excitement of the Provençal market. All along the main road and up to the Place des Arcades, discover fruits and vegetables, local specialties, jewellery, clothes and much more, all in a family-friendly and good-hearted atmosphere.
Follow the aromas of Provençal cuisine and taste the simple pleasure of fruits and vegetables straight from the producer. Talk with the merchants about their passion for the local culture. During festive events, Biot dresses up in the true colours of its past. Become a part of the village’s great big family and share in its bubbling culture. Everyone is welcome at the Biot’s Provençal market!