To Market To Market

Posted by on Mar 27, 2016 in News | 0 comments

To Market To Market

Markets in Provence are much more than a shopping experience. Part social, cultural, artisanal and agricultural – they are a microcosm of Provençal society. They reflect the change of the seasons and the mood of each town and village and are a unique way to discover, explore and understand the Provençal way of life. During our Provence weeks, we take the time to savour the distinct personalities of each town through its markets: the sophistication of Aix-en-Provence and its beautiful Thursday flower market, the beauty of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue where the Sunday market weaves its way through winding streets and over tiny bridges next to huge moss-covered waterwheels, the quirkiness of Cadenet, centre for the production of wicker baskets in the 18th Century, the ‘luxe’ of Gordes’ small hilltop upscale market and the unique atmosphere of Carpentras where the market has been held each Friday since 1155! Of course, we don’t get to see each and every market during our tours, but we always enjoy a few judiciously chosen ones each time we visit that enchanted land. Join us next year and you too will admire the most wonderful displays of beautiful seasonal produce, honey, herbs, spices, wine, pottery, and those lovely distinctive Provençal textiles fashioned every which way.  

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