Opulent food markets throughout the week and fascinating Brocantes over Summer
The local food markets are a delightful way to shop. Fresh, organic fruit, vegetables and meat can be found at reasonable prices. There are also a variety of local sellers who bring specialist products (artisan cheeses, olives, home-made quiches, delicious jams and preserves – and more) to the market.
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* Big markets
In the summer (approximately April – September) it is also worth looking out for brocantes, which take place in most local villages. These events are a hybrid of a flea market and a car-boot sale – people come and sell second hand goods from trestle tables and there is usually a thrillingly random selection of stuff to be picked up. Past treasures seen or acquired include antique furniture, a 1950’s espresso machine, a lemon tree, a retro typewriter and a hook-a-duck fairground game. All this appears amongst piles of clothes, books, records, coffee cups and roller skates. There are definitely bargains to be had, but an appetite for sifting is essential! The dates of forthcoming brocantes are usually advertised on signs at the side of the road or on leaflets that end up on your car windscreen.
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