Wednesday, 4 September 2013

The Saint Gervais Thursday Market

 photo IMGP9006_zps95c137cd.jpg  photo IMGP9007_zps21429259.jpg  photo IMGP9013_zps4ad1d431.jpg  photo IMGP9004_zps9c5f8216.jpg  photo IMGP9014_zps84c80678.jpg  photo IMGP9015_zps9005e9e9.jpg  photo IMGP9017_zps13cf8656.jpg  photo IMGP9018_zpsd6f3968b.jpg

When we stayed here last year, we wandered along to the bustling market in the centre of the town on the Thursday morning. It wasn’t any old market, it had the traditional cheeses and sausages like you’d expect, but also an array of antiques and dusty nick-nacks that us magpies are somehow drawn to. We took our time sifting through old postcards and broaches, magazines and CD’s, before heading over to the patisserie stall where we were greeted with a belly loving display of home baked French delights.

 photo IMGP9019_zpsb4782545.jpg  photo IMGP9020_zpsaf234344.jpg  photo IMGP9021_zpsb3ff30e2.jpg  photo IMGP9023_zps8d6cd15e.jpg  photo IMGP9026_zpsc638692b.jpg  photo IMGP9027_zps9fa9f2ec.jpg

When my sister and I strolled down this time, despite being asked to purchase some pretty postcards and old photographs of the town to hang in our apartment, we were unfortunately met with numerous scarf and food stalls; no nick-nacks. After taking some pretty snaps of the local produce, we left with ‘une burquette’ of strawberries and raspberries, which I asked for in pure French, might I add. Despite our ‘sepia-toned-loving’ hearts leaving unsatisfied, the fresh framboises et fraises were delicious, and perhaps next year we’ll try again a little earlier in the season.


ox
follow me | twitter | bloglovin' | instagram | facebook | pinterest
Share:

6 comments

  1. Ohh the food looks so tasty! Fresh fruit...yum!

    vanityrail.blogspot.co.uk

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love markets like this, the colours always seem to pop!

    Hmm maybe...

    ReplyDelete
  3. What beautiful pictures, looks like you had a great time. I adore markets and long to go to some in France. We have some continental markets in our town but they never quite do it for me.

    ReplyDelete
  4. This looks amazing. Markets abroad are always the best, the fruit looks gorgeous.

    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. we missed the food market, we did find the market full of tat, which resulted in me buying rubbish xx

    ReplyDelete
  6. Markets are my favorite! I love your photos of the fruit- the raspberries look delicious!

    Xo, Hannah

    sweetsweetnoir.net

    ReplyDelete

Got a question or want to work together? Tweet me here @scnightingale or send me an email!

© Sophie Nightingale | All rights reserved.
Blog Layout Created by pipdig