The market in Saint-Remy is a massive, crowded, blocks-long bazaar full of clothes, linens, soap, children’s books, candles, knives, used records and compact disks, essential oils, lavender, junky tourist souvenirs, and food. Amazing food! The incredible diversity of gourmet food is the real draw here: olives, olive oils, cheeses, honey, artisan breads, candied almonds, nougat, truffles, girolles (a.k.a. chanterelles), cured meats, artichokes, fruit, and assorted salad greens. The vendors continuously tempt you with samples, and invariably what they offer is good, so you wind up buying way more than you would imagine. At least that’s what happened to us. We enjoyed a fantastic picnic afterwards and had plenty left to cook a couple of delicious meals back at our apartment.
We noticed prices varied from vendor to vendor, and not everything for sale is local, even among the foods. There are deals to be had if you search, but don’t take too long: the stalls all close up around 1 pm and they clean up fast. By 2 pm, you’d never know there was a market there at all. The Saint-Remy market was the first one we experienced on our trip, and the other Provencal markets we checked out did not live up to its standards.
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