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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Saint-Rémy’s Provençal Market

The very first thing we did in Provence was to attend a local market held on Wednesday mornings in nearby Saint-Rémy.

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Having been to markets in Paris, as well as experienced the regional delights in Alsace, Brittany, Burgundy and Lorraine it was such fun to see what a Provençal market offered. Olives and olive oil were displayed in abundance.

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Nougat is a local sweet treat.

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There are numerous types of dried fruit. The pineapple (ananas) was delicious!

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When I spied this thick slab of bacon I couldn’t help but think of Mr. Décor who adores it. The butcher was happy to cut the bacon to any desired thickness.

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While I am well familiar with Herbes de Provence I had no idea that many other spices were also a specialty.

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Then there was the bright and cheerful Provençal pottery. Ever dish imaginable was available.

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But my favorite was of course the fabrics. Rows upon rows of delightful tablecloths, napkins and by the yard options. 

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Of course there were many lovely stalls of beautiful fruits and vegetables. I couldn’t resist these delicious in season cherries.

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What would you put in your market basket?

Laura

16 comments :

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I would definitely have brought back some of those fabulous fabrics. Great post and the post about that house, perfect. I know you will find the most perfect place for all of you.

Karena Albert said...

Laura my kind of market, what an exciting way to spend a few hours browsing, and choosing!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

Oh how I love a local market! What a great way to experience the local culture!!

Christine said...

I would love to get my hands on some of those fabrics!

Susan Freeman said...

A feast for the eyes and the palate! Thanks for bringing a bit of Provence to Texas for me.

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Betty from My Irish Cottage Home said...

First the lavender and I would have went crazy on the fabric.

Vel Criste said...

Everything! Wow, what a sight, and the smell must've been fabulous too! Thanks for sharing Laura!

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Just fabulous. Your pics are awesome and do the markets justice! : - )

Kelley said...

Oh, my, oh, my!

Hugs,
Kelley~

Bonnie said...

Loved St.Rèmy and was able to enjoy the market day there also. I bought a spoon rest, some dish towels, napkin rings and a table runner. We loved the atmosphere viewing the cheeses, fruits, vegetables and the meats too. I also bought a small watercolor of a street scene.
It was fun to view your gorgeous photos. I loved the stroll thru the market.
I put Provence on my sidebar that will take you to my posts while we were in Provence. You may not have seen them since we were there in 2011.

Lorrie said...

Oh the cherries to munch on later that day, the dried strawberries for a trip, and piles and piles of fabrics to stuff into my suitcase. Lovely photos.

lynn cockrell said...

This makes me start daydreaming. What a wonderful experience this must have been!

Susan said...

Oh my GOODNESS, Laura. Everything looks wonderful! What a trip of a lifetime you had. Susan

Rita C. said...

Definitely I would have brought back some textiles! It all looks so wonderful. A feast of color for the eyes!

JES said...

Oh my, everything! Thank you for the culinary delights in tour version. I am visiting from the Scoop and enjoyed myself very much.

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

What a fabulous market! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features tonight at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to the bash. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-110.html Hope to see your prettiness again at the party. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse