Markets of Provence

Market of the Month… Ollioules

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it’s been a bit of a funny spring so far in the south of France. We’ve had a lot of rain, sun, and then rain again… even up to this past week when we were hit with surprise thunderstorms. But the good news to come out of all this […]

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Market Day in Aix-en-Provence

Greeting dear readers and friends! Well, spring is finally here, hurray! Of course winters in Provence are not as terrible as elsewhere in the world, but we do get our share of bad weather, whipping Mistral winds, and the occasional thunderstorm. So these first few rays of sunshine and blooming flowers are greatly appreciated. And […]

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Markets of Provence

The Aix-en-Provence Christmas Market

Greetings from a sunny, but quite cool, Provence. And as I think I say in almost every post, it’s a great time of year to be in the South of France.  All of the towns and villages are decorated for the holiday season –  twinkling lights are hung around the main squares and neighborhoods, the […]

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Market Day in Saint Tropez

Greetings dear readers and friends. Well, it looks like we’re finally seeing some spring weather come our way… it’s been quite a long, wet winter here in Provence, but thankfully that’s what makes this place so green all year round. And for all of the complaining about the long winter months in the south, a […]

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Market Day in St. Remy de Provence (guest post)

Today we have a lovely guest post from Ashley at Curious Provence blog.  Ashley is a Canadian who found herself enchanted with France, and notably Provence, after spending time traveling elsewhere in Europe – particularly her time spent studying art in Florence, Italy.  In her own words, her blog is “about living and experiencing Provence […]

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Mornings at the Nice Flower Market

Nice is a city I love to visit (even though it’s a good 2 hours from where we live) and every time we explore the old city, I can’t help but feel that this town is in the grips of an identity crisis. Whistling distance from Italy, situated on one of the most luxurious coasts […]

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Market Day in Arles

Well, there hasn’t been a “market of the month” for quite some time – mainly because I think we’ve visited almost all the markets near us and we have our favorites that we go back to time and again (I’m talking about you fabulous Sanary-sur-Mer & Aix-en-Provence ). So, it was with great anticipation that […]

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Spring scenes at the Aix-en-Provence Market

We’ve been lucky enough to spend the last few Saturday mornings in Aix-en-Provence and I think there are few places as lovely as a Provençal market to witness the beauty of spring in the south. All around the market, the stands were a-buzz with chatter of what looked good (frankly, all the stands are gorgeous) […]

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How to Shop at a Provençal Market

Since it’s officially spring and the time when Provençal markets are at their finest, I thought it would be a great idea to share a few ideas for getting the most out of your market experience.   The following are a few tips I’ve collected over the years, and I hope you’ll share your own market “must-do’s” […]

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