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Best Markets in Monaco

Discover the top Monaco markets

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About

Market days are a way of life in Provence and along the Côte d'Azur, and that includes the small Principality of Monaco. They originated in the 12th century, when farmers and craftsmen would come to nearest town to sell their wares, or engage in bartering agreements. 

Not much has changed since those days - the market is still the place to come for locally grown produce of all shapes and sizes. 

Popular markets in Monaco
Monday Monte Carlo MarketLa Condamine
Tuesday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine
Wednesday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine
Thursday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine
Friday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine
Saturday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine
Sunday Monte Carlo MarketCours Saleya Provencal MarketLa Condamine

Check our Events Calender to find out the dates and times of markets and other events throughout the year.

Types of Market

Provencal produce

You can expect to find two common types of market in the Monaco region, the farmers market and the Provençal market.

The farmers market
This is where you'll find the fruit and vegetable of the local region on sale, plus meat from the butcher, bread and cakes from the baker, cheeses, herbs and spices. Anything to do with food really! This is the kind of market that all the larger villages offer. Prices tend to be higher than you would find in the supermarket, but the taste and the quality of market-bought goods simply does not compare. The climate in Provence lends itself so beautifully to farming that much of the produce in the market is organically grown and likely to have been picked the day before.

The Provençal market (Marché Provençal) 
These markets tend to be much larger, with all the fresh produce described above, with the addition of clothing, fabrics (napkins and tablecloths are most popular), ceramics and other local crafts, costume jewellery, leather goods, the list goes on...


Where & when

Cours Saleya
Monaco Markets
Monte-Carlo Market

A covered market that is open daily the Monte-Carlo Market is more of a farmer's market selling fruit, vegetables, meats, dairy produce and local breads, so it's great for picking up those essential picnic items.

Open: Daily from 06:00 until 14:00. Location: Avenue Saint-Charles.

La Condamine Markets

La Condamine Market is a daily open-air and covered market selling a variety of regional specialities: fruit, vegetables, flowers and there is an additional indoor space that houses the butchers, bakers, fishmongers and specialist stalls that sell housewares, foods and wine.

Open: Daily from 06:00 until 14:00.

 

Markets near to Monaco
Cours Saleya

Nice's main outdoor market for fresh food and flowers, you will find the very best of local and organic seasonal produce, fresh seafood and plenty of locally produced olive oils and pistou's. 

Every Monday you will find an antiques market with all sorts of curiosities. In the summer months there is also an arts and crafts market here every evening from 18:00, great for touristy gifts and souvenirs. 

Open: Tuesday to Sunday, 07:00 - 13:00. Antiques market: Monday, 07:00 - 13:00.

Location: Cours Saleya in Vieux Nice.

Night Market

Villeneuve-Loubet also hosts a night market during the summer months with stalls selling souvenirs, handmade objects, beach articles and much more from the seaside. 

Open: 18:00 - midnight. Location: Place du Jeu de Boules. 

Menton Italian Market

Being so close to Italy, the nearby town of Menton holds three Italian markets that sell a wide selection of Italian goods and local specialities. There are plenty of other Provençal and Mediterranean markets in this small town too.

  • Marché Couvert: Les Halles at quai de Monléon (every morning).
  • Marché du Carei: Promenade du Maréchal Leclerc (every morning).
  • Marché du Bastion: Quai Napoléon II (Saturday morning).
  • Brocante: Place aux Herbes (Friday).

The market areas are covered with fresh flowers and Menton specialities such as lemons, spices and 'barbbajuans' (a local dish of fried vegetables and rice) and socca (another local dish made from fried chickpeas).

Markets in nearby Italy

If you fancy the real thing you can always hop across the border and enjoy the Italian markets:

  • Vintimille: Fridays until 16:00.
  • San Remo: Tuesday and Saturday mornings.
  • Bordiguera: Thursday mornings.