Fresh fish, vegetables and flowers
Here in this beautiful provence-yellow covered fresh market, you meet the scent of fresh ingredients, which is clearly marked by the close distance to Italy, which is only a few kilometers away.
Here is a large selection of fish, meat, vegetables and flowers, as well as interesting selection of spices, oils ect.
Flea market outside
Just opposite the covered market, the Marché des Halles, facing the water, one might make a good find by visiting the private stalls.
The city’s various markets
On the city’s website you can get an overview of the different markets and their opening hours.
Ventilation and good shade
In 1882, the mayor of Menton, Emile Biovès, decided to create a covered market. The project was carried out by Menton architect Adrien Rey (1865-1959). and was completed in 1898.
The building should meet two main conditions required for a well-functioning market: the need for very wide ventilation combined with the need to create as much shade as possible.
Good sun protection is established on the entire facade and forms a protected porch to the main entrance.
The architect did not forget the aesthetic. The building is animated by a great diversity of materials and colors: stone floor, plaster, brick, wood, ceramic decorations from the Mentonnaise Saïssi factory.
The Riviera’s other interesting markets
If you like exploring the glorious Provencal markets, then do not miss the Flower Market at Cour Saleya in Nice, Marché Provençal in Antibes and Forville Market in Cannes.
By Tommy Sverre / 2021
Watch the video with the beautiful covered market – Marché des Halles in Menton.