Fréjus, France

Fréjus, France
Aqueduc Romain

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Le Marché Dimanche

The Sunday Market is one of our favorite events of each week here in Fréjus. They have a small market near the boules courts on Tues. and Fri. to replenish fruits and veggies including a few other stalls of stuff, however, these are small potatoes (pun intended) in comparison to the assault on the senses that is the Sunday Market. It runs along the promenade right next to the Sea so on top of all the shopping possibilities, we can see the water, watch the boats, walk in the sand, or even on a hot day, go for a swim. Besides the fruit and veggie stands, there are stalls of olives and provençal herbs,
stalls of provencal fabrics,
stalls of cheese,
meats, fruit de mer (seafood), olive oils, wine and honey, bakery items, clothing (though not of the best quality or styles we would choose), soaps, scarves, flowers, shoes, leather goods, kitchen gear, etc. It is a treasure trove for items we forgot from home, shopping for Lisa's upcoming birthday, something we need for the apt., or just pleasing Irie with something special like the pink rabbit fur scarf she talked us into. However, best of all for the nose and taste buds are the stalls of prepared foods! As I mentioned in a previous post, we make it a habit to buy our lunch at the market, whether we eat it on the beach or, as the weather cools, at home. Each week I've been trying to buy something different to get a taste of the various vendors and the quality of what they cook. Seafood paella, roasted chicken (or any other kind of meat) with potatoes, couscous poulet (chicken), pizza, or sandwiches and other bakery items are some of the delectable choices. My only fear as fall turns to winter (though the weather here is still fantastic with temps in the upper 60s to lower 70s) is will it continue year-round? We sure hope so.

1 comment:

Norm said...

Sounds like my vacation, eat, eat, and eat some more.