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10 of the Best Markets in Cannes, France

Picture of Alex Ledsom
Updated: 22 May 2018

France is well known for its fresh food stalls, and Cannes is no different. The city has some fantastic markets where you can find delicious things to eat, as well as beautiful art, great clothes at discount prices, trinkets, and intricate pieces of jewellery. Here’s our guide to the top ten markets in Cannes.

Marché Forville (Food)
Market, French, $$$

Fresh fruit and veg at the Marché Forville in Cannes | © Bex Walton / Flickr

Marché Forville should be on every visitor’s itinerary. On most days, locals sell home-made fruit and vegetables as well as delicious local specialities to eat for lunch. This is also good place to find some really specialist stalls – local farmers and producers that only sell olives or cured meats, for example. The vendors will be able to provide you with lots of information on where the food has come from, as well as provide recipe suggestions. Marché Forville is an ideal picnic stop before heading up to the old town, Le Suquet, or down to the beach. On Mondays, you won’t find any food, but the flea market is on instead.
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Tue - Sun:
7:30 am - 1:00 pm

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Brunch, Lunch

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Marché de La Bocca
Deli, Market, French, $$$
Marché de la Bocca, Cannes | © atl10trader / Flickr

Marché de la Bocca, Cannes |  © atl10trader / Flickr

Head to the neighbourhood of La Bocca for one of Cannes’ less touristy markets – many locals shop here as goods tend to be cheaper than in the Marché Forville. The market has fresh fruit and vegetable stalls and also deli and fish counters, so you can really find everything you need. On Saturdays, the market here is bigger and sells clothes and other textiles. It is closed on Mondays and if you’re looking for small bric-a-brac items or antiques, you’ll find these stalls on Thursday mornings. Marché de la Bocca was completely refurbished in 2012 to help revitalise the area.
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Tue - Sun:
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Breakfast

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Nocturnes du Quai Saint-Pierre
Market
Quai Saint-Pierre, Cannes | © Public domain / WikiCommons

Quai Saint-Pierre, Cannes |  © Public domain / WikiCommons

This is a night market that happens every Thursday on the Cannes quayside during summer (July and August only). There are about 40 stalls each week selling antiques, paintings and trinkets in a lovely setting. These are mostly local artisans who sell home-made items. Otherwise, they deal in local soap and locally-produced crockery, both of which are often cheaper in Cannes’ markets than in the stores.
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Tue:
7:00 pm - 12:00 am

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Les Nocturnes Boccassiennes
Market
Les Nocturnes Boccassiennes is another night market in the neighbourhood of La Bocca in Cannes, a little further away from the main drag of La Croisette. There are usually around 60 artisans displaying hand-made goods, as well as buskers and occasional concerts. It’s open seven days a week, but only in the summer (July and August).
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Vide Greniers Cannes
Market
A Vide Greniers in Cannes | © Public domain / WikiCommons

A Vide Greniers in Cannes |  © Public domain / WikiCommons

Car boot sales are as popular in France as they are in other parts of the world. In the region in and around Cannes, they take place in lots of varied places like parking lots as well as in some of the more picturesque parks. They usually occur at weekends and involve a wide range of sellers from professional antique dealers to locals selling off their unwanted household items.

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Sun:
7:00 am - 1:00 pm

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Marché des Allées de la Liberté
Market, French, $$$
Find something chic for evening drinks | © Artificial Photography / Unsplash

Find something chic for evening drinks | © Artificial Photography / Unsplash

You should find a little something for everyone while browsing the bric-a-brac stalls here – china plates, cutlery, crystal and old well-thumbed books. In addition, quite often during the weekends, there is a second market for local artisans who sell hand-made notebooks, jewellery and clothes. A flower market takes place here every morning on weekdays and all day at the weekend.

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Sun - Sat:
7:00 am - 5:30 pm

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Breakfast, Lunch

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Marché Gambetta
Market, French, $$$
Marché Gambetta, Cannes | © Public domain / WikiCommons

Marché Gambetta, Cannes |  © Public domain / WikiCommons

Marché Gambetta is one of the main markets in Cannes and is known for its varied stalls. As well as fruit and vegetables, local food is also brought in by producers in the region who specialise in cheeses or bread. It’s a good place to find the local chickpea pancake, socca, or to pick up other tasty treats for lunch. As well as things to eat, the Marché Gambetta has clothes and art vendors. It’s undercover so a good option for a rainy market day.
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Tue - Sun:
7:00 am - 2:30 pm

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Breakfast

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La Grande Braderie
Market
In the south of France, it’s traditional to hold an annual market where people can buy clothes and other items at knock-down prices. The event is huge in both Saint-Tropez and Cannes, and an opportunity to really splurge on clothes. La Grande Braderie takes place once a year and many shops – even the international stores and independent boutiques – get involved, as well as market stall holders. At this time, the streets are packed with people looking for a bargain, so it’s a great time to buy everything you’ve been eyeing up in the windows over the past year. It’s most often held in October or November, in the Allée de la Liberté.
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Marché de la Truffe at Bastide Saint-Antoine
Boutique Hotel Restaurant, French, $$$
Bastide Saint-Antoine, Grasse | © Winniepix / Flickr

Bastide Saint-Antoine, Grasse |  © Winniepix / Flickr

Marché de la Truffe is a treat for truffle lovers everywhere. This is an annual market in the beautiful village of Grasse, near Cannes, which is worth a visit for its perfume factories alone. The truffle market is held in January and is now in its 22nd year. It’s held at the Bastide Saint-Antoine, a very chic hotel-restaurant, where the world-renowned chef, Jaques Chibois, hosts a truffle extravaganza in a 17th-century Provençal mansion. The views over the bay of Cannes are sublime and the food is amazing – everything you’d expect from a Michelin-starred chef. There are gourmet tastings, agricultural shows and even demonstrations of truffle-hunting dogs. Check the hotel website for details.
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Mandelieu-la-Napoule night market
Market
Just around the bay from Cannes (a short bus ride away), you’ll find the night market of Mandelieu-la-Napoule, where small artisan crafts, including paintings, jewellery, and trinkets, are sold along the coastal road in a beautiful setting. The market is well worth a visit but it only takes place during July and August – check the website to be sure it’s on.
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Sun - Sat:
7:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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