The markets in Vence

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The markets in Vence

Sustainability is increasingly crucial for consumers and that is why Vence supports producers, by encouraging more local and responsible food to be offered in both markets and local shops.

The meat- and fishmarket on Place Clemenceau, Vence
The meat- and fishmarket on Place Clemenceau- ©

Discover the local markets in Vence

A visit to the markets in Vence is a must if you really want to feel the character and authenticity of the city.

Here you meet the inhabitants of the city in their natural element; some shopping for dinner, others for lunch while some just stroll around and take in the atmosphere.

Most of the city’s markets take place on the Place du Grand Jardin in the middle of the city, and just across the road, under the plane trees, there are restaurants and cafés where you can sit in the shade and enjoy the atmosphere in the company of a good lunch.

Local, sustainable and organic food in the markets

Sustainability is increasingly crucial for consumers and that is why Vence supports producers by encouraging more local and responsible food to be offered both in the market and in local shops.

Market overview:

Every day 8-13

Everyday market for local products and florists – Place du Grand Jardin

Every day except monday 8-12.30 (fri, sat and sun until 13.00), monday closed
Meat- and fishmarket– Place Clemenceau 

Tuesday morning 8-13
Market for clothes, textiles and accessories etc. – Place de Maréchal Juin

Wednesday morning 8-13
Market for antiques, books, etc. – Place du Grand Jardin

Friday morning 8-13
Market for food, clothing, textiles and accessories, etc. – Place du Grand Jardin and Place de Maréchal Juin

Saturday morning 8-13
Market for organic and local products – Place du Grand Jardin

Special efforts and priority for local trade
The traditional local markets are affected by an increasing development of modern suburbs with large supermarkets and rapidly growing e-commerce.

Vence has chosen to put good efforts into reversing the negative trend for the local markets.

Now there is a focus on urban development and decoration of the city, which prioritizes pedestrians and provides good parking conditions with two-hour free parking.

In addition, the city also supports cultural events all year round for the benefit of both locals and tourists.

By Tommy Sverre – 2022

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