Carpentras market, Carpentras

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Located in southeastern France, Carpentras market is famous for its commercial center Comtat Venaissin and is famous for the black truffle markets. Carpentras market was once the commercial spot where merchants from Ancient Greece would come and trade. Later during the time of the Roman Empire, the site was known as the Carpentoracte Meminorum, which again went to be called “the Forum of Nero”. The city is rich in historical data pertaining to the time of the Roman Empire and is well known for the massive triumphal arch that the Romans built. The arch lies within the compound of the bishops’ palace. Work out when and for how long to visit Carpentras market and other Carpentras attractions using our handy Carpentras trip generator.
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  • July 30, 2017
    We love markets, we love the small the fruit, vegetables to meet the local people. This market is all that and much more. We enjoyed the local fruits, it was the beginning of the Lavender blooming, th...  more »
  • July 21, 2017
    Fantastic open air air market all through the whole town of carpentras selling everything from food drink gifts clothing headwear art souvenirs would advise anyone to visit this lovely little town on ...  more »
  • November 13, 2016
    Having seen the Nyons and the Los Angeles markets, Carpentras despite its greater area is less typically Provençal as the latter; Basic stands of markets or the non-food is King, and the products without reliefs. In short a disappointment because we had been touted by some locals.
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