Buy / Sell apartment Cannes Forville

FORVILLE MARKET, CANNES

At the base of Le Suquet and just off the Quai Saint Pierre is the famous Marché Forville, open six days a week for fresh local Provencal products prized by the residents of Cannes and “star” restaurateurs from all over the Cannes valley and further afield. Only on Mondays is it not open for produce, but it becomes a wonderland of antiques instead, a market that many visitors to Cannes take pleasure in visiting.

Marché Forville is entirely covered and open sided, extending across an entire block, and a visit to Cannes without a visit to Marché Forville is without doubt an opportunity missed. Fresh fruit and vegetables, pastas, preserves, charcuterie, cheeses, fish and shellfish, speciality meats and flowers all so mouth-wateringly fresh are on offer and the place is a buzz of activity and ablaze with local colour. A good measure of its quality and the values to be found here are that locals flock here in their thousands to buy fresh produce every week, and most especially at weekends.

Surrounding the market are more specialist stalls, bakers and patisseries, coffee shops and vintners, and it is a local tradition to gather round the tables on the pavements and enjoy a glass of wine or champagne with some fresh oysters opened on the street, or olives from the region, and bask in the sunshine, and watch the activity all around while the children play in complete safety. This is what is meant when people talk of the quality of life on the Cote d’Azur.

It is a feature of Cannes that the ancient and the traditional sit comfortably with the ultra modern and the chic. One only has to sit and drink in the old-world atmosphere of Marché Forville, or watch the locals excitedly partake of a match of boules in age-old fashion on the ‘place’, then walk across the road to see some of the world’s most modern super-yachts in the Old Port, or wander past the iconic Palais des Festivals, along the Croisette, or the Rue d’Antibes, to realise that the ancient is preserved while the modern is all around. There is a wonderful harmony, and a real quality of life in Cannes.

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