Category Archives: Market
Saturday is “market day” in many cities and villages across France. Beaune is no exception, with its covered market hall at the center of the village square; every Saturday becomes a feast for the senses. Outdoors on the square you’ll find the fruit and vegetable sellers, but also bread, cheese, a stand where they sell a variety of olives, sun-dried tomatoes, “Herbes de Provence,” and spices from Morocco. There are tables of “saucisson” (dried sausage), chickens on rotisserie spits (the smell makes your mouth water), oysters, soaps made with olive oil, honey, wine….you can even find pots and pans to cook all your market finds in!
We love market days and after a few visits, we find our “favorite” sellers. We prefer the side aisles where some very local farmers show up, such as the woman in the photo, who had a couple of chickens, a rabbit, and some vegetables from her garden.