Avignon Market (France) Reviews
Newest Review: ... when it was founded - you find yourself looking down the central of three parallel aisles. Immediately you notice how clean and tidy the Halles are kept. The beige tiling on the floor looks as if it is swabbed down and polished frequently, the stalls are neat and the strip neon lighting overhead, although rather stark and glaring, keeps the whole market well illuminated. Next you notice, and in some cases scent, the enticing displays on offer. The produce stalls - the Panier des Halles is a good example - are piled high with succulent seasonal fruit such as melons and muscat grapes, and with unblemished vegetables. Next to i... more
Customer Avignon Market (France) Reviews (1)
by - written on 20/11/09, updated on 26/11/09 (Very useful, 209 readings)
One feature that is not much found in the otherwise appealing centre of old Avignon is greenery. There is indeed a garden atop the Rocher des Doms, but this is in a raised corner of the city away from the main thoroughfares; apart from it, one can think only of a few tiny oases dotted around the backstreets and a few trees in the main squares. Avignon's ambience is more memorable for its stony architecture than its leafiness. It comes as a pleasant surprise, therefore, when one arrives at the Place Pie to find its main building clad in verdant growth like a vertical garden. This "mur végétal" - comprising six hundred square metres of living ... Read the complete review
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