France is known for its markets and fresh-food stalls, and Valbonne and it's surrounding areas are no exception. Valbonne village has a fantastic market every Friday throughout the year where you can find delicious things to eat, as well as beautiful art, great clothes, home-made trinkets and intricate jewellery. The stall holders begin to set up at day break with the market closing at 1pm.

Other notable markets in the area is the daily Marché Forville in Cannes, andshould be on every visitor’s itinerary. Most days, vendors com here to sell locally sourced fruit and vegetables as well as local delicacies to try for lunch. This is also a good place to find some really specialist stalls; local producers that only sell olives or cured meats, for example. The vendors will be able to provide you with lots of information on where the food has come from, as well as recipe suggestions. Marché Forville is an ideal picnic stop before heading up to the old town, Le Suquet, or down to the beach. On Mondays, you won’t find any food, but there is a flea market on instead.

Antibe's Market is also an interesting stop with many stall from local artists and the customary locally sourced produce freshly picked that very morning.

Valbonne markets

Forville market, Cannes

Provencal market, Antibes