Barefoot BloggerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Saturday Market in Pezenas, France

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: As you know by now, market day is my favorite time to visit new places in France. Saturday Market in Uzes is a hard act to follow. Pezenas isn’t far behind. One of the “most beautiful towns” in Languedoc Pezenas, which is considered to …

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Chestnuts Provence @PerfProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurRebecca WhitlockeTaste: Food & Drink

Chestnuts, Collobrières and Cogolin

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: In the fall, there are fêtes celebrating the season of the chestnut – or marron. The sweet chestnut is known as the châtaigne and is a frequent visitor to autumn dining tables and village fêtes. Collobrières is a main town for the chestnut industry, …

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Foire Gourmand au Gras #Markets #Provence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Upcoming Event: Foire Gourmande au Gras

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The last Sunday in November there has been for the past 6 years the Foire Gourmand au Gras. This annual market is not for the faint of heart. It’s here that many locals stock up on Christmas seasonal treats from the South West of …

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Santons Avignon 2014 #Avignon @Hildast
Hilda StearnMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Avignon at Christmas who moved the market?

Hilda Stearn tries to visit Provence every November in time for the Christmas markets. Here, is the story from her 2014 visit: A bit of artistic license perhaps as our visit was in early December! However, it is something of a ritual that we visit the Christmas market in Avignon …

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Truffles Provence Truffle Markets
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Where to find Truffle Markets in Provence

November marks the start of the black diamond season in Provence (and other parts of France). Proof that good looks are not everything the Tuber Melanosporum or black truffle looks a bit like a lump of coal that sells for 1-2000 Euros/kilogram. Intensely pungent the ‘diamond of the kitchen’ has …

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Market in #StRemydeProvence @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Marché St Remy de Provence

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Due to it’s wonderful ambiance, charm and compliment of many great shops and wine bars, St-Remy-de-Provence is a very popular weekly market. Hundreds of vendors line up every week and many, if they aren’t regulars, wait from 6 am onwards merely in the hope …

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French leeks Poireaux #leeks @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Repiquage des Poireaux d’Hiver

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: Winter leeks have a blue tinge to their leaves. These are being sold right now at Vaison la Romaine market on Tuesday mornings. For those of you who aren’t kicking yourselves for enthusiastically sowing hundreds of seeds when the first spring blossom appeared (the …

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Fall bounty @CuriousProvence
Ashley TinkerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

September Harvest

Contributor blog post by Ashley Tinker: The mornings are crisp all of a sudden. The days are still hot. The harvest, of just about everything, is in full swing. I went for a walk and followed the smell of a skip full to the brim of grape skins before I …

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horse in a flat-cap @vauclusedreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

A Fig Festival and a horse in a flat-cap

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: I can’t help it – I’m a sucker for a local Festival in France – so you can imagine I was delighted when, on a planned bike ride last week, we arrived in Saint Didier and noticed a sign for the Fig Festival taking …

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Barefoot BloggerMarkets in Provence and Cote d'Azur

Just Another Summer Tuesday Night in Uzes

Contributor blog post by Deborah Bine: The Barefoot Blogger is getting a bit blasé, I’m afraid, about all the activity below my apartment windows on Tuesday nights. I mean, there are only market vendors with jewelry, food and all sorts of handiwork. There’s a bit of music and, of course, …

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