For anyone who likes to browse around food or antiques stands, there isn't much in the world that beats a market in France, and Forville is a classic. If you are a foody, or like to venture out to flee markets and such places, you cannot come to Cannes and not go to the Foreville Market.
Opened every day, I think, it is just awesome. You can browse through an amazing assortment of fresh vegetables, meats of all kinds (fresh and cured), and, the most important for the area (in my opinion), the freshest fish around!
Walking around, I so wished I still lived in Cannes and could shop there a few times a week. I saw a stand selling nothing but wild mushrooms, Chanterelles, Morels, and many other varieties... I could almost taste the wild mushroom omelet I could whip out with those!!
On non-food market days, you can check out the "flee-market", and that description certainly does not do it justice. Again, anything from old plates, books, cutlery, fine china, and much much more.
Do yourself a favor, take a couple of hours, take your time, smell the air, enjoy... then go have lunch in one of the many restaurants around that get their produce, meat, and fish from the market (I recommend Le Bistrot Gourmand).
This is a huge part of what Provence is all about. There is another market in town, the "Marché Gambetta, but it is much smaller than Foreville, and the surrounding area is not as nice, so make sure you don't confuse the two. Enjoy!
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