The most villages have market once a week, towns may have markets several days of the week. Market days are an especially big deal throughout France. No single event better symbolizes the French preoccupation with fresh products and their strong ties to the farmer than the weekly market.

You can find an endless array of products at Provençal markets, from clothing to crafts, art to antiques, pâtés to picnic fare (produce, meats, cheeses, crusty golden baguettes, and pastries).

Markets typically begin at about 8:00 in the morning and end by 1:00 in the afternoon. Setup commences in the predawn hours —  The biggest market days are usually on weekends or Sunday, so that everyone can go. The large Antique market at JAS near Grimaud is on Sunday morning most year round.

The market schedule is as follows:

Grimaud:                                Thursday
Port Grimaud:                       Sunday
La Garde Freinet:                  Wednesday and Sunday
Cogolin:                                  Wednesday and Saturday
Saint-Tropez:                         Tuesday and Saturday
Sainte Maxime:                     Monday, Thursday and Friday
Le Plan de la Tour:               Thursday
Gassin:                                    No market
Rammatuelle:                       Thursday and Sunday
La Croix Valmer:                   Sunday
La Mole:                                 No market
Cabalaire sur Mer:               Wednesday
Rayol-Canadel sur Mer:      No market


Sunday Antique market at Jas, Grimaud