The Provençal market An Authentic Market in Provence
At the foot of the castle of La Barben, Rocher Mistral welcomes you to a unique market where you can rediscover the authentic Provence of the past. Amongst the food stalls, immerse yourself in the Provence of Marcel Pagnol and Frédéric Mistral, with its peasants and traditional craftsmen.
Market stalls for food and drink
In addition to its restaurant dedicated to Alphonse Daudet, Rocher Mistral welcomes you to La Guinguette de Marius: savoury or sweet meals, aperitifs, enjoy a relaxing time with family or friends, around quality products and by the side of our petanque court.
La Guinguette de Marius welcomes you permanently from the opening of the park until its closing.
Fine grocery: all the local expertise on our market
Calissons, navettes, panisses or tapenades. At the Rocher Mistral market, you will find the tastes and aromas of culinary Provence. With its scents of olive oil and orange blossom, all the Provençal specialities are offered to you on our refined food stalls.
Rocher Mistral works with local craftsmen and producers whose expertise has remained unchanged for years.
Bookshop: the great stories of Provence on the market
When Alphonse Daudet despaired of Parisian life, he went to Fontvieille to “recapture nature and heal himself of Paris and its fevers“. How many others have found in Provence an inexhaustible source of inspiration? Marcel Pagnol, Jean Giono, Pierre Magnan, Frédéric Mistral, of course, and many others. Following in their footsteps, Rocher Mistral offers you the chance to delve into the riches of a unique literature and region in the world.
On the shelves of our bookshop, you will find all the classics of Provençal literature: from tales and stories for children to the masterpieces of Provence, reconnect with the words and the rhythm so particular to Provençal writers. You will also find many books on the heritage, history, gastronomy or the Provençal territory, as well as an entire section devoted to young people.
Cosmetics and well-being in the Rocher Mistral market
Nature in Provence offers many riches. For centuries, producers and craftsmen have worked to create quality products based on lavender, olive and orange blossom. At its traditional market, Rocher Mistral has brought together the best of local craftsmanship in cosmetics and well-being products. Genuine Marseille soap, essential oils, perfumery: take advantage of numerous organic products whose manufacturing secrets have been passed down from generation to generation.
A place to relax and enjoy
When you arrive in the Provencal market, an old fashioned playground welcomes children and adults to relax and have fun.
On the carousel, children are under the responsibility of their parents.