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.
Place Louis Blanc
Open early morning to about mid-day Tuesday to Saturday. On Monday, only open in the afternoons.
Large Provencal market selling seasonal produce, regional specialties, and some textiles.
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.