Sunday Market!


I have to share with you these photos taken at our local market. Imagine this – it’s a sunday morning, the cupboard is bare, the kids want to stay cooped up in the house after a busy week – so I have the opportunity of taking my time and absorbing the surroundings and the array of colours in the Vieux Marché whilst looking for inspiration. Here’s just a little of what I find…

cèpes, chanterelles, champignons and lychees

endives of course!

les crevettes and les homards to die for!

clams, oursins (urchins), langoustines and whelks

did I tell you the story about when I confused bulots for boulots?

tempted?

only the french could have different varieties of oysters (huitres)

or  big fat chickens – necks and claws included!

so much choice its impossible to decide!

Now remind me – why did I come to France?

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6 comments on “Sunday Market!

  1. Now that’s some market! We don’t get lobsters and sea urchins at our little one in Boussac. And I love those chicken claws. You don’t know when those might come in useful!

  2. Wow your market looks a lot nicer than our local one. I must admit that when I am in a big town I don’t mind going down to the market and having a look round, although it’s often a case of lay in vs market !

  3. I Love bulots! They taste to me like fat chewy prawns. Yum. How is the cold up your way?

    • Its -8 on the outskirts and -5 in the city centre. Main roads are clear and piles of snow on the pavements, which is great since the car has a flat battery and I’ve got to walk everywhere!

  4. Superb photos! So lovely to see such colour and variety in the middle of winter. When I popped into our local (big) market on Wednesday to get some pics and pick up a few bits, there was hardly anyone around. Not surprising, at 11am it was -5˚C with a bitter wind in Lannemezan (65)! However, I braved the cold, got my pics and did a post on my AngloInfo blog as if it was summer. Well, we do need to be reminded.

    • We very nearly bought a house on the market square in Seissan about 4 years ago. The weekly market there was really fun. I love the area you are in, and when our UK house sells we will be looking again. Great region. I also had to visit Mirande seeing as I’m called Miranda, it seemed appropriate in the circumstances!! By the way, how do you get your blog posted up on angloinfo – i couldn’t see how to attach one.

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