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MARKETS & SCENTS

 

Welcome to Provence, where the art of living is a true ode to joie de vivre, simplicity, and passion for local products. The Provençal markets are the beating heart of the region, where you can discover the soul of the land. Let yourself be enchanted by the colorful stalls, full of juicy fruits, sun-drenched vegetables, fragrant cheeses, and artisanal products. Stroll between the stalls of local producers, chat with them, and taste unique specialties. Marinated olives, fragrant goat cheeses, tomatoes, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, fennel, garlic, anchovies, tapenade, cade and focaccia, dried sausages, figs, apricots, kiwis, strawberries, white peaches, nectarines, lemons and other citrus fruits are all good things that will make you capsize.

The intoxicating smell of herbes de Provence will accompany you around every corner. Rosemary, lavender, thyme, and basil perfume the air and awaken your senses. You can even find scented handmade soaps, reminiscent of the soul of this region. These fragrances will permeate you and become a part of your stay in Provence.

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MARKET DAYS

In Hyères or the surrounding area, every day has its own market :

Monday : Les Salins

Tuesday : Giens

Wednesday: Ayguade

Thursday : Carqueiranne

Friday : La Capte or Le Pradet

Saturday : Hyères, city centre

Sunday : Hyères, Port Saint-Pierre

 

But also…

Farmers’ markets in Hyères in the city centre, on Tuesday and Saturday mornings, Avenue Gambetta, or on Thursday mornings from 1 May to 30 September, Place Clémenceau

Market in Toulon, every day except Monday, Cours Lafayette, from 7:30 am to 12:30 pm

Marché Bergerie, La Bergerie (Giens), open every day

Halles Milona, La Moutonne (La Crau), open every day except Mondays

Halles Biltoki de Toulon (Place Vincent Raspail, centre), open every day except Mondays

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OLIVE OIL, WINES, AND CÔTE DE PROVENCE APPELLATION

Olive oil is the essence of Provence. Local artisans press this oil with love, and there’s nothing quite like dipping a nice piece of fresh bread into a cup of fragrant olive oil. Olive oil is a versatile ingredient used in many ways, including seasoning, dressing and marinade preparation, steaming, dipping, food preservation, cold dish preparation, but also flavored oil infusion, skin and hair care. It adds flavor, richness, and versatility to many recipes.

The Provençal way of life also includes a tasting of exquisite wines*. The Côte de Provence appellation is renowned for its rosé, of unparalleled elegance. Imagine sipping a glass of this delicate nectar on a sunny terrace, overlooking the vineyards and the Mediterranean. But Provence is not limited to rosé, as more than a dozen grape varieties are used to make the wines of Provence (Rolle, Ugni blanc, Clairette, Sémillon blanc, Bourboulenc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Cinsault, Syrah, Mourvèdre, Tibouren, Carignan).

Discover the surprising white and red wines that emerge from estates close to the coast or the Var hinterland. Mineral whites, usually dry and fresh, are a perfect complement to seafood, but also offer aromas of citrus, white flowers and white-fleshed fruits. Red wines are often full-bodied and velvety, with aromas of red and black fruits, as well as spices, and pair wonderfully with Provençal dishes.

*Alcohol abuse is dangerous for your health, consume in moderation.

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GASTRONOMY AND TRADITIONS

Speaking of delicacies, Provençal gastronomy is a feast for the taste buds. Fresh fish from the Mediterranean, cooked with aromatic herbs, or simply grilled, are a must. Don’t miss the bouillabaisse, a rich and fragrant fish soup, served with rouille and croutons, or the wonderful soup au pistou, a Provençal summer vegetable soup served with a crushed mixture of garlic, olive oil and basil. Aioli, ratatouille, artichokes à la barigoule, scramble with truffles complete a long list of generous savory or sweet dishes, where garlic and honey sometimes invite themselves to the party by subtly mixing to create unforgettable flavors, before your nap or your game of pétanque.

Let yourself be carried away by this symphony of tastes and traditions. Our entire team can provide you with advice and guide you to trusted merchants during your stay on the Giens Peninsula. When you return from the market, you can enhance your finds by preparing a delicious feast.

We will also share our good addresses of restaurants and local producers, our tips for buying your fish when you come back from local fishing, or simply our cooking advice through traditional recipes. A great opportunity to discover the local cuisine and create unforgettable memories.

Provençal and Mediterranean cuisine

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Partners & Leisure Ideas

Find here our selection to enjoy the Provençal art of living.

Farmers' markets in Hyères

Farmers' markets in Hyères

In the city center, Tuesday and Saturday mornings, Avenue Gambetta, or Thursday mornings from May 1 to September 30, Place Clémenceau

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Cours Lafayette market - Toulon

Cours Lafayette market - Toulon

The largest market in Provence in the heart of the city: fruits, vegetables, flowers, textiles…
The Cours Lafayette market, 1 km long, is in itself a place to stroll and discover the Provençal atmosphere! All year round, producers and retailers are the daily meeting place of Toulon residents to delight our taste buds! Cours Lafayette and Rue Paul Lendrin (“petit cours”), Place Louis Blanc, Rue de Lorgues and Place Paul Comte.

Moulin du Haut-Jasson

Moulin du Haut-Jasson

Since the opening of Moulin du Haut Jasson in 2004, Olivier Roux has passionately produced exceptional olive oils.

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Confiserie Azuréenne

Confiserie Azuréenne

Confiserie Azuréenne, located in Collobrières, a peaceful village nestled in the heart of the Maures massif, is the capital of Chestnuts! For more than half a century, it has perpetuated the French tradition and ancestral artisanal know-how around chestnuts. Candied chestnuts, chestnut cream, candied fruits, cooking products or other sweets, a multitude of products for gourmands and gourmets.

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Halles Milona / La Moutonne

Halles Milona / La Moutonne

Located in La Moutonne between Hyères, Carqueiranne, La Crau and Le Pradet, the Halles Milona smells of Provence with its warm spirit where it is good to get together!

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Moulin de l'Esquirol, Le Pradet

Moulin de l'Esquirol, Le Pradet

The Martini family is happy to welcome you to introduce you to their estate, the Olive Grove of Moulin de l’Esquirol, located in Le Pradet.

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Domaine du Jasson, La Londe-les-Maures

Domaine du Jasson, La Londe-les-Maures

Family property with an olive and wine-growing past since 1867.

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Halles de Toulon

Halles de Toulon

In the city center, the Halles de Toulon have rediscovered their original vocation: punctuating Toulon life around good local products. In this iconic building in the city, 25 independent craftsmen and food traders are reinventing this friendly and warm place to live from Tuesday to Sunday.

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