Marché du Prado is a vast outdoor marketplace in the heart of the Marseille city centre with vendors offering everything from fresh, locally sourced produce to arts and crafts and secondhand clothes. The offerings at this market change every day, so be sure to visit multiple times.

The market stretches along several blocks of a tree-lined boulevard and features dozens of vendor stalls offering everything from flowers to fish, fruit and cheese to meat and bread, and clothes to artisan-crafted souvenirs. Best of all, it gives you a true taste of the flavor of Marseille.

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Highlights of the Marché du Prado

Probably the biggest draw to the Marché du Prado is the fact that the offerings change several times per week. Different vendors set up stalls on different days, so when you come here, you never know what you're going to get. That means if you see a local piece of artwork you like or a vintage outfit that speaks to you, it's best to buy it right away!

Every day, the stalls overflow with colorful fabrics and fruits, delectable fresh and prepared foods, homemade cheeses and even handmade clothes. It's worth multiple visits here just to see what's different from the last time you came.

Good things to know about the Marché de Prado

The Marché du Prado vendors are friendly and welcoming. Though bustling, it's a local neighbourhood market, so it tends to be less packed with casual visitors. In this way, it's a bit of a hidden gem of the Marseille city centre. It's a good place to get a taste of authentic local flavor away from the crowds.

Be polite when you're here; these markets are more geared toward locals than visitors. While the market is flat and therefore accessible for those with mobility issues, some of the stalls may be a bit high and it can get a little crowded, so be aware of this before you go.

Marché du Prado

Location: 99 Avenue du Prado, 13008 Marseille, France

Open: Monday–Saturday from 7 am to 1.30 PM (closed on Sundays)

Phone: +33 (0)8 10 81 38 13