Arles' market on Saturday morning is probably one of the biggest in the region.
There you'll be able to find anything you want and surely anything you dont need. The food stalls are so numerous it is hard to decide which to buy from. If you are renting a house, you'll find plenty of cooked dishes to bring back home for your dinner : roasted chicken, paella, falafel, Tellines (local small shell-fish), vietnamese food and more.
Be ready to spend a few hours on the market as it is so big.
A few tips :
- Try to get early : 9am is a perfect time, 11am is the "rush hour" and it will be hard to make your way through,
- Allow time for finding a parking slot. When coming from Avignon or St Remy, try to park as you see the city walls at the big round about with the fountain in the middle. there are more spaces here. Dont hesitate to drive through the city gate. You might find a spot on the street on your right (but dont forget to take a ticket at the meter),
- Bring a basket or a rock-sack along, you are most likely to buy stuff,
- The fish mongers part (worth seeing) is located by the tourist office,
- The F & V "bargain corner" is also close to the tourist office.
- Avoid the Cheese stalls with no fridge, those are usually rip-off. Cheese prices should always be under 25€ per kilo (with exception).
And dont forget to enjoy yourself....