Visit the Grand Marché
There are three markets in Sanary-sur-Mer, each of which is full of wonderful Provençal delights. The first is the daily flower market outside the town hall, where you can wander through sunflowers, lavender plants and more. The second is the daily fish market on the quay – arrive as early as possible, ideally at sunrise, for the pick of the fresh catch. And finally, the Grand Marché, which is on the town’s main boulevard, Allée d’Estienne d’Orves. Here, visitors will find a larger weekly market on Wednesday mornings, with plentiful food stands as well as stalls peddling clothes and household goods. On the other days of the week, there’s a smaller but charming market, providing the ideal atmosphere to peruse the regional delicacies, such as fresh olives and stuffed Mediterranean vegetables. Taste locally produced olive oil, discover your favourite type of saucisson and savour the 20 different types of goat’s cheese on offer at the dairy stall. Meat lovers should try the local speciality, rillettes d’oie, goose meat cooked in lard and then shredded and pounded into a smooth pâté.