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Avignon Market/Bazaar

By 6 every morning (except Monday), merchants and artisans have stacked their herbed cheeses and arranged their vine-ripened tomatoes with surgical precision in pyramids and designs that please the eye before they tease the salivary glands. This permanent covered market is as far from a farmers' market as you can get, each booth a designer boutique of haute de gamme (top-quality) goods, from jewel-like olives to silvery mackerel to racks of hanging hares worthy of a Flemish still life. Even if you don't have a kitchen to stock, consider enjoying a cup of coffee or a glass of (breakfast) wine while you take in the sights and smells. Tuck into a plate of freshly shucked oysters and a pichet of the crisp local white.


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Avignon, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur  84000, France


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