food and markets in provence
im heading on a cruise to marseill for a day
and i was thinking that it was better heading to aix-en-provence to see the food markets and eat there
or are there any better markets in the area ?
or just better head to chatenuf du pape for some wine and chees?
thanks for all your help
I would concentrate on either staying close to Marseille, or taking one of the tours offered by the ship itself.
If you head out on your own and don't make it back in time (and you really don't have much time to begin with) the ship is not going to wait for you.
If you head out with a ship-offered excursion, they're much more likely to wait if something goes pear-shaped.
The Vieux Port area is very pleasant to walk around, the Notre Dame (and the view ) are a great visit, and you could have Bouillabaisse in its birthplace.
Further to Parigi's & sunshine842's responses, if your cruise is offering an excursion to Aix, then it is certainly a nice thing to do - the market on Saturday is huge & extremely varied. However, if you decide to stay in Marseille, I'd recommend Chez Fonfon in the (adorable) Vallon des Auffes for delicious bouillabaisse.
There is a lively Saturday market in Marseille on Avenue de Prado at Castellane Metro stop. You should be able to pick up fine picnic ingredients and have plenty of time to enjoy them.
Google "Le marché du Prado un samedi matin" for a detailed description in French. Or "Marseille tourist information" for on-line details.
Many town markets here: http://provence.angloinfo.com/informa...