No holiday in one of our luxury villas in Saint Tropez would be complete without a meander around the market, basket in hand to fill up with delicious local produce.
The local market is the very essence of French living, with villages and towns the length and breadth of the country erecting stalls at least once a week on which to display a large variety of goods from local cheeses, cured hams and wine to hand-crafted gifts, clothes and antiques.
Shopping at the local market is still very much the thing to do in France, with many French people tending to shun supermarkets in favour of stalls in their nearest town. Locals and tourists alike flock to the weekly stands come rain or shine to buy up local produce, have a natter and generally soak up the atmosphere.
St Tropez is no different. The town’s Place des Lices, a stone’s throw from some of our more central villas to rent in Saint Tropez, is the venue for two markets every week throughout the year.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, the local food market selling produce from local farms, vineyards and other outlets takes place in the Place des Lices between 8am and 1pm.
We recommend that your leave your St Tropez House villa as early as possible so that you can wander around the stalls before the crowds arrive, and then reward yourself with a petit dejeuner on the terrace of one of the café’s lining the square and watch the world go by.
There is also an excellent Fish Market which takes place in La Halle Aux Poissons in the Place aux Herbes at the heart of the Vieux Port at the crack of dawn every day in the summer and from Tuesday to Sunday during the winter.
Here you will find some of the freshest fish and seafood available in the whole of the South of France. The daily market closes at lunch-time.