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Top 4 summer night markets

in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

In the South of France, when the days get longer and the evenings are pleasantly warm, why not start your night with a wander around the market stalls of the artisans and local producers with our selection of night markets?

Crafts in the limelight in the Sanary-sur-Mer night market

From July, head for the harbour in Sanary to wander around the market which shows off the best savoir-faire in the Var. Meet craftsmen and local creators and unearth some lovely items: hand-made jewellery, unique decorative objects and authentic paintings. This market is the ideal place for those of you who want to give a special gift or bring home a bit of the South of France.

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Festive Thursdays in Istres

For the Jeudis Étoilés, the night market in Istres in the Bouches-du-Rhône is part of the festivities right through the summer. A great opportunity to get together on the banks of the Etang de l’Olivier with its creator’s markets and food stalls by the waterside in a great musical atmosphere. The night market in Istres is a great event, with the savoir-faire of artisans and its firework display whose lights are reflected in the lake. From driftwood, bags & accessories, to jewellery, lamps, candles and cosmetics, come and discover the work of twenty or so passionate local craftsmen!

 Night strolls in Grasse

Every Thursday evening in the summer, the town of Grasse puts the emphasis on night walks. Right in the middle of the historic centre of Grasse, over thirty stalls filled with delicacies and stands exhibiting original crafts creations are perfect for unearthing a little marvel made in the Alpes-Maritimes. And on top of it all, there are local specialities to stimulate all your senses! In these colourful streets reminiscent of a guinguette, you can also hear the music on Place aux Aires.

The Night Market in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie

Every Wednesday in the summer, the night market in Moustiers-Sainte-Marie gathers together creators, artisans and producers for a little overview of local products, original creations and delicious food: it’s easy to give in to temptation. In this picturesque decor, the market huddled against a rocky cliff in the Verdon Regional Natural Park will plunge you into a unique atmosphere where the lights from the stands subtly light up the rocks and make the setting a magical one.