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St-Rémy Market

Probably the best market in the Bouches du Rhône

The market at St-Rémy is one of the best in all Provence and is a must if you’re anywhere near this quintessentially Provençal town on a Wednesday morning.

A cornucopia of goodies

Like many such markets it literally takes over the the old town. As you wander round you’ll find stalls in all the winding old streets and squares. Be sure to arrive early – it begins at 7am – to get the best produce from the wonderful array of goodies. These range from beautiful locally grown vegetables and fruit, to bread of all shapes and sizes, charcuterie and fish. Add to this olives from Nyons and elsewhere, purple garlic, cheese – what more could you possibly want? Well how about locally produced honey and jam?

When you’ve chosen your gastronomical supplies, have a look at the craft products. These include everything you can think of made from olive wood, clothes, shoes and second hand CDs.

After the market why not have some lunch in one of the many local restaurants? There are several in the old town but one of my favourites is Le Glacier de la Fontaine on the tree-lined Boulevard Mirebeau

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Département: Bouches-du-Rhône

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St-Rémy In-A-Day

From Nostradamus to the Greeks via Van Gogh in St-Remy

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by Photo by Paul Shawcross