Every Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday morning in Aix, the Place de l’Hôtel de Ville is covered in a sea of roses, peonies, dahlias, and other floral delights. Besides being a great spot to grab your favorite bouquet, it also carries all the flowery goods necessary to outfit terraces and small gardens. And being that we visited Aix during the start of summer, we saw many locals doing just that… trotting away with budding bougainvillea, geraniums, and fresh herbs.
Outside of the market in Nice, this is by far the prettiest, most colorful flower market we’ve visited in Provence and gives this already gorgeous town yet another grand attraction.
If you visit, as we did, on a Saturday, make sure not to miss the adjacent market on Place Richelme.
Place de l’Hôtel de Ville – Tuesday, Thursday, & Saturday
Place des Prêcheurs – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday
8:30am – 12pm
Take a break from all the flora & fauna in any of the cafés that line the square… or indulge your sweet tooth at three gourmet chocolate & candy shops facing the fountain.
The clock tower & fountain (La Fontaine de l’Hôtel de Ville) provide some fantastic photo ops, and if you do visit on Saturday, you just might get to see a wedding procession entering the town hall. We’ve seen two so far and those French wedding dresses are not to be missed.