The Gordes market by the chateau in Gordes, Luberon, Provence, France

A visit to Lourmarin would not be complete without at least one visit to a local market in Provence. Friday is market day in Lourmarin But from early morning until about 1pm you’ll find a market in Provence, somewhere, every day:

Markets in Provence

Monday: Cadenet, Cavaillon, Lauris

Tuesday: Cucuron, Pertuis, Gordes, Lacoste, Coustellet, La Tour d’Aigues, St Saturnin les Apt, Lourmarin (evenings)

Wednesday: Mérindol, Cheval-Blanc, Salt, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, St Remy-de-Provence, Le Thor, Nimes, Cassis

Thursday: Goult, Ménerbes, Rousillon, Pertuis, Lauris, L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Aix-en-Provence, La Motte d’Aigues,

Friday: Lourmarin, Lagnes,, Les Taillades, Bonnieux, Aix-en-Provence, Cassis, Cucuron evenings (July & August)

Saturday: L’Isle sur la Sorgue, Maubec, Vaugines, Mérindol, Apt, Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Uzès

Sunday: L’Isle sur la Sorgue antiques, Ansouis, Coustellet, Mormoiron, Aix-en-Provence, Aigues Mortes

Regional produce found in the markets in Provence

Sold by smiling friendly locals

Characters in the markets of Provence, France

Goats Cheese

Goats cheese for sale Wednesday Market Uzès, Provence, France

and other cheeses

Markets in Provence

 the perfect accompaniment to…..

Cheese wedge in the Lourmarin market, Lourmarin, Luberon, Provence, France

 a baguette!

French baguettes in a Provence market


Olives for sale in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence market, Provence, France

Candied fruits

Crystalized fruit for sale in the Uzès market, Provence, France

 GarlicGarlic in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence market, Provence, France

Gifts from the markets in Provence

All things Olive!

Wooden olive gifts in the Lourmarin market

Hats and bags

Market day in Saint-Rémy-de-Provence, Provence, France

 Beautiful local handcrafts

Lavender and wheat at Gordes Market, Luberon, Provence, France

Oils and vinegarsProvencal oils and vinegars in a Luberon Market, Luberon, Provence, France

Nougat ~ although this might not make it to your suitcase!French nougat for sale Saturday Market Uzès, Provence, France

A shopping basket full of evocative, sensory pleasures to provoke fond memories when you’re far away.

 My favourite market schedule:

Saturday ~ Apt or Uzes (click here for a video tour!)

 Sunday ~ L’Isle sur la Sorgue

Monday ~ Cadenet

Tuesday ~ Gordes & Lourmarin evening produce market

Wednesday ~ St Remy-de-Provence

Thursday ~ Aix-en-Provence



Next time, we’ll visit the Sunday market at L’Isle sur la Sorgue!