Full of the flavours
Markets are a true symbol of Provence. Residents and tourists mingle with local producers and craftsmen to do their shopping and discover new flavours, new aromas typical of Provence. During your stay at Camp du Domaine, in Bormes-les-Mimosas, take advantage of the local and typical Provencal markets, just a few minutes’ walk from Camp du Domaine.
Provence markets near Camp du Domaine.
Although you can find everything you need at Camp du Domaine, we recommend that you take the time to discover the typical Provencal markets of Bormes-les-Mimosas and La Favière, only a few minutes’ walk from the campsite.
- The main market in the Old Village, Bormes-les-Mimosas
Open all year round, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- La Favière market (accessible on foot from the beach)
Open in season on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- The popular Lavandou market, every Thursday morning from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Out of season, the campsite offers a free minibus shuttle service to the market.
Provence's night markets near Camp du Domaine
The night markets of Provence are typical of the region and offer a warm experience steeped in local traditions. On balmy evenings and under starry skies, Provence’s night markets come alive with vibrant colours and intoxicating aromas, combining traditional Provençal crafts with local produce.
- La Favière night market (within walking distance of the beach)
Open in season on Mondays from 6 p.m. to midnight
- The old village night market in Bormes les Mimosas
Open in season on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to midnight
Food products from Provençal markets
Among the many food products you will find on the Provençal markets in Bormes-les-Mimosas or La Favière, we recommend you try the must-taste items, including :
- Fish and seafood, fresh from the port in the morning: whiting, sea bream, monkfish, bass, red mullet (in summer), octopus, lobster, sardines…
- Bouillabaisse, a famous dish typical of Provence
- Olives, the true emblem of Provence, with so many varieties to choose from, you’ll be stunned!
- Garlic, thyme, olive oil and Provençal herbs, to flavour your dishes and give them a local flavour.
- Cheese: goat’s cheese, bush cheese
- Fougasse: a wonderful aperitif!
- Fruit: the Solliès fig
- Vegetables: bursting with the sunshine of the
- South of France, beef tomatoes are a must on your plate!
Crafts on Provencal markets.
Don’t leave Provence without a souvenir of the market, such as an original creation or a cosmetic product. Here are a few ideas for typical Provencal products:
- Boutis Provençal, a quilted and sometimes embroidered fabric
- Provençal tablecloths, napkins and placemats
- Oil paintings depicting the landscapes and villages of Provence
- Marseille soap, appreciated for its many benefits
- Lavender essential oils, used in phytotherapy for their well-known virtues
- Moustiers earthenware and its ceramic productions
- Olive wood carvings, a traditional art and unique know-how
- Santons de Provence, the result of painstaking handiwork
Markets in the region.
If you’d like to visit other markets with Provençal flavours, you’ll find wonderful stalls full of the flavours of Provence in the surrounding towns and villages every day of the week:
- Monday :
Cavalière (Lavandou) market, June to September between 8am and 1pm
- Tuesday :
Saint-Tropez market, all year round, 8am to 1pm. Provencal market on the legendary Place des Lices
- Wednesday :
Sanary market, all year round, 8am to 1pm (voted most beautiful market in France in 2018!)
Hyères market, all year round, 8am to 1pm. Provencal and organic farmers’ market
La Londe market: all year round, 8am to 1pm. A large and beautiful market, typical of Provence, with many colourful stalls.