Most of you know I’m in France for a large part of the summer (follow me on Instagram for pictures from Southwest France and 10 days of the Camino in late July!)
Apart from falling in love with the town of Nérac that day, I was thrilled to discover yet another gorgeous French market. If you’re staying in a vacation rental property during your holidays in France and you love cooking, like me, you might even plan your travels around market days! Although supermarkets do hold a great deal of fascination for me when I travel, nothing beats a great farmers’ market. If you’re interested in blending in when you shop at the markets, I’ve written some tips for “How to Shop like the French” over on The French Barn blog that you might like.
Yup, I’m a sucker for markets and having a kitchen means I am not only able to admire the gorgeous produce but I get to cook with it as well. This week, as well as hitting up the Saturday morning Nérac market (one of the biggest in the region), I also took advantage of new neighbour and friend, Maurine, who offered me a lift to the market on Wednesday morning in Lavardac, the next closest town to us in Nérac. Lavardac is a smaller market but no less charming and I thought instead of showing you in pictures, you might like to see and hear the market for yourselves. So I shot a few little videos that will hopefully give you a taste of what it’s like to do your shopping at a French market.
Enjoy and happy (French) Friday!