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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M is for a week full of #Provence #Markets @VaucluseDreamer
Julie WhitmarshMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

M is for a week full of Markets

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer I had to laugh this morning when my eldest asked what letter of the alphabet I’d reached in my A-Z – I replied M, he then started to ask what I was going to write about then checked himself by saying ‘Stupid Question….. It’s …

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Promenade des Anglais #Nice via Liz Lord
Liz LordMarkets in Provence and Cote d'AzurTaste: Food & Drink

Mangia in Nice at l’Italie a Table

Bless the Italians who seem to be rushing to the French Riviera at the end of May every year. In brief,  a chance to stroll along the Promenade des Anglais (the eastern side),  and be accosted with as many delights from the spectrum of Italian cuisine – as you can …

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Provence village Market Puyricard @DreamyProvence
Markets in Provence and Cote d'AzurMy Dreamy ProvenceTaste: Food & Drink

Market day at my favourite local Provencal village

Ten minutes drive from the centre of Aix and we are in the countryside.  All around this town there are little villages where daily life seems a whole lot slower and simpler than its larger neighbour.  The stunning ‘travel book’ villages are further away and if you need a slice …

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