It’s July 14th. Bastille Day as it’s known outside France. And I’m sure there will be parties and fireworks and good food and wine. It’s the French way – always but especially in the summer. One of the things I love the most about France is the festive nature of the summer – from the weekly markets buzzing even more than usual to the hopping night markets you’ll find all over rural France, it’s a happy time to visit.
But it’s the night markets that I really love. It’s hard to explain just what this whole “night market” scene is about to people who have not experienced them, but basically they are celebrations of good food, wine, music and friends. La joie de vivre, as they say. Over the years travelling through France (and Italy), I’ve visited many night markets but now we have a vacation rental property in Nérac, I have to say the night market here is a firm favourite! I’ve written about my love (and tips for enjoying) the night markets before but today I thought I would share a bit more – another video giving you a taste of the market – music, food, wine and atmosphere!
Can’t get to a night market this summer? Here’s the next best thing!