Provençal markets have existed ever since people began settling the land in the south of France. A real event in the life of a commune, the market is a place for people to meet and share, and is part of Provençal tradition.
Originally, it was the only way for local people to obtain supplies of fruit, vegetables, bread, meat and fish; the inhabitants of the Haut Var, for example, relied on fishermen from the coast to come up and sell their wares at the market. Some markets date back to the Middle Ages. In those days, these places were the only way to keep abreast of the latest news.