Cannes Forville market is one of the big daily markets on the French Riviera.
The nice thing about Cannes Forville market is that it is all covered which is great as above all it remains nice and cool! Its location just a hundred metres up the hill from the bus station by the old port area is also very nice as you can combine shopping with a drink in one of the outdoor cafes if you like. You can park nearby but I suggest you park by the railway station and walk across town to avoid the traffic in the centre.
It’s a relatively big market with a big emphasis on fresh produce, much of which is grown locally. There are lots of delicious fruit and vegetables, all of which are very nicely displayed. There is also plenty of local cheese, charcuterie and so on. Being so close to Italy there is also plenty of lovely Italian goodies on offer. At the top end of the market are the flower stalls which smell wonderful and its tempting to pick up a bouquet to brighten up your Cote d’Azur villa during your stay.
Wild mushrooms are a big delicacy in the area and there are plenty of them in the wooded areas of the nearby mountains. They are pretty expensive generally but on the market you can pick them up for a decent price. A cepe mushroom omelet when you get home after a morning at Cannes market goes down so well.
Around the edge of the market area there are a number of very good fish mongers so you may want to pay one of them a visit whist your there. Cannes Forville market is open 07.00 to 13.00 everyday bar Mondays in Winter.
I like the ambiance of Cannes Forville market, it’s surprisingly friendly, frequented by local Cannois and visitors alike, whilst some prices may be a bit higher than elsewhere the quality is generally good.
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