Every village in Provence is blessed with a market day - the day where the village comes together. The farmers and producers lay out their yield, baskets are filled and everyone returns home to prepare the abundance where it graces the table.
All the Provence markets are a feast for the eyes and belly, but the market at Saint-Rémy-de-Provence is perhaps at the very top of the list of those not to miss. Saint-Rémy is constructed in such a way that the heart of the village is pedestrian and protected, making it a perfect space for a grand market. The market begins early in the morning and unfurls until after lunchtime.
From seasonal local produce, to the best cheeses in the region (and from all over France), to charcuterie, to antiques and linens, to hand-crafted knives from the region and lavender sachets - the market feels like a weekly carnival.
Every month (nearly every week) paints a new canvas of what is on offer seasonally. It is a treat to come back over and over again to witness the flowering of the year. November is a peak month for mushrooms in Provence.