Who doesn’t love heading down to the market at the weekend for fresh produce and local ingredients? Almost every village, town and city has its own, but where's the best?
TF1 presenter Jean-Pierre Pernaut has launched a #VotrePlusBeauMarché initiative across the country with the help of regional press, including the Côte d’Azur’s Nice Matin. The newspaper is asking residents and tourists to vote for their favourite market from a pick of 18, the winner of which will be put forward for a nationwide vote.
Here are the contenders:
Nice with the Cours Saleya
Antibes’ Marché Provençal
Peymeinade’s Marché du Lundi
Cannes and the Marché Forville
Monaco’s Marché de la Condamine
Cagnes-sur-Mer’s La Cité Marchande
Menton with its Halles Municipales
Toulon’s Marché du Cours Lafayette
Sanary-sur-Mer’s Marché Provençal
Hyères’ Marché Paysan Avenue Gambetta
Lorgues’ Marché Provençal Cours de la République
Saint Tropez with the Marché Place des Lices
Salernes’ Marché Provençal sur le Cours Théodore Bouge
Saint-Raphaël and the Marché Couvert République
Marseille with Le Prado
L’Isle-sur-Sorgue and the Marché sur les Quais
Forcalquier’s Marché du Lundi
Aix-en-Provence with its many city centre markets
Nice is currently leading the vote, which is open for the next month, with 24% followed by Sanary (14%), Cannes (12%), Lorgues (10%), Toulon (8%)!
Click here to cast your vote!