Is the open-air and covered market disappearing in France? One would think so, from the large prominent supermarkets like Auchan, Carrefour, and Leclerc, but not to worry! There’s the open market in Cours Saleya and at Malaussena in Nice. Cagnes-sur-Mer, just outside of Nice, has rebuilt and opened a new covered market, with all the relevant fanfare – Bon marché!
I love the markets in France especially the street markets. They are so different to the markets here in Portugal. We went to the Saturday market in Valence once, and the range of produce on offer was amazing. You want sage Madame, Oui! I had six different varieties to choose from. I bought a couple. I also love the cheeses and other produce … hmmm … just thinking about the smell of the food on the French markets is making me hungry.
Supermarkets will never replace the markets and street markets 🙂
Thanks for sharing your French market experience. I love the atmosphere with all the vendors barking about their wares, and of course, all the delicious foods too. Have a nice weekend!
Thanks for the great photos!
The street markets have always been one of my very favorite things in France– I’m glad to know they’re alive and well!
Thanks, Lindy – have a great weekend!