You cannot resist a market in Provence


We could not resist a forage in the markets of Provence. Markets are held on specific days in each town so sometimes you are lucky to hit a couple in a short week long stay but we made a point of not missing the market in Loumarin. Here are some photos of the goods in both Loumarin and the little town of Curcuron. Although some items are not from Provence and some vendors do the rounds to them all there is still enough original produce to make it worthwhile.


Bring plenty of cash


I had to have an apron made of vintage linens and old tea towels


Tagines have made their way to Provence


Not white olives, marinated peeled garlic


Keeping the bugs away

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The cones are bags before construction, no I did not need one


Never a shortage of olives


I missed out on something here but then we saw this guy at another market


He is enterprising, spin on fast food takeaway


The market at Curcuron is set beside a large natural pond


John D and John P making a decision

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  1. #1 by Paule Caillat on July 3, 2013 - 9:32 am

    Roz, your photos are always wonderful, and bring a little bit of sun to dreary Paris.

    A bientôt,


    • #2 by tastetravel on July 4, 2013 - 10:04 am

      Thank you Paule, I definitely could set up home somewhere in Provence if I had been born in Europe but I have to be content with alternatives down under, at least our weather makes up for it. I am lucky I can access the beauty of France in the best season so I am not complaining.

  2. #3 by aussiegirl0905 on July 3, 2013 - 10:47 am

    I love so much about markets. Your fabulous photos remind me of many great times I have had visiting markets

  3. #4 by Lisa the Gourmet Wog on July 3, 2013 - 11:14 am

    wow what marvelous photos! Now they are my ideal markets! So much great fresh produce. I especially love those marinated garlic cloves! They’ll keep the vampires away 🙂

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