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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

To Market, To Market

Shopping in France is a feast for the senses.The colors and fragrances are intoxicating, and every town has its own market day with vendors hawking their wares. Our first day in Normandy we arrived in time for the market in 
Saint Mer Eglise.
 Here is the cathedral in the background with the infamous WWII parachutist hanging from the spires.

I love this French wine seller!

The fresh fruits and vegetables are mouth watering. 

 And the flowers! I wish I could have taken these home to my garden!

 Freshly caught fish and mouth watering nougat.

Of course, there is more to buy than fresh foods and flowers.  I hit the brocante markets in Versailles, Strasbourg and Colmar. It's such fun to roam the stalls finding everything from hats, shoes, books, pottery and silver. You never know what treasures you may find!

Here are a few of the treasures I brought home.

My travel tip - I only pack my suitcase half full and take plenty of bubble wrap to protect my purchases on a flight home.
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  1. Such fabulous goodies! I LOVE them all but the silver basket is making me swoon!!!

  2. Karee, I love to shop the markets of France. Like you, I take bubble and bring my finds home in my suitcase. You found some fun treasures. I spy a few pieces of Quimper. '-)
    Thanks for sharing your photos.

  3. I wish I lived somewhere as beautiful as that :)