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Market of the Month: Toulon

If you’re looking to get a flair for multi-cultural Provence, look no further than a morning spent wandering through the main market of Toulon.  Among the sellers pushing their artichokes, olives, and tapenades in the twangy accent of the South, you’ll find a mix of new & long-standing immigrants doing their daily shopping.  Make sure to take a walk to the top of the market for a large & well-priced selection of flowers.

Where

Place Louis Blanc

When

Open early morning to about mid-day Tuesday to Saturday.  On Monday, only open in the afternoons.

What

Large Provencal market selling seasonal produce, regional specialties, and some textiles.

Special Interest:

Hop across the busy Avenue de la Republique for a coffee or verre du vin portside and watch the fishermen bringing in the catch of the day.  Or take a guided-tour boat ride to learn more about the history of France’s principal naval port & its active role in World War II. Boat tours are also available to the nearby islands of Hyeres – numerous operators with prices starting at 10 Euros for adults, 5 Euros for children.

 

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8 thoughts on “Market of the Month: Toulon

    1. Thank you for your comment Michel. Toulon is a bit overlooked, but great for the markets, port, and also along the beaches. Hope you get a chance to visit soon 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kathy! There are so many gorgeous markets close to the sea here – it’s going to be fun to explore for this series.

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    1. Visiting the markets is really one of the top things I love to do when traveling too – hope you’ll make it to Toulon on your next visit Corinne!

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