St Remy Market, Provence

St Remy Market has something of a legendary status among French market fans.

A sprawling affair that takes over almost the entire town of St Remy, this is where you can find every Provencal product you’ve ever dreamed of.

Far too good to keep to myself, I thought I’d give you the full tour.

We start early, before the hoards arrive.

Stalls heavy with clothes, sheets, cottons, soaps and lavenders make up the outskirts.

And in the centre you’ll find my favourite bit.

The food!

Row after row of tables piled high with the freshest produce, the best ingredients, all from the farms themselves.

No vacuum sealed plastic packaging in sight.

The charming stall holders will hand you a basket to fill as you please.

You can really go mad with the fruit and veg, even if you bought everything your heart desired you’d struggle to spend over a tenner.

Be sure to pick up a few bags of these ^ they make perfect gifts and make the most sensational seasoning when roasting a chicken! (Give this recipe a go.)

The fruit stands look more like jewellers than grocers, their goods glowing in the sunshine.

Stock up on nibbles to accompany wine later.

Don’t even think about skimping on dip.

Musts?

Anchovy dip. Artichoke dip. Tapenade.

Don’t forget to buy crudité and bread!

Oh and local saucisson, of course!

As you head further through the market, the food will start giving way to other essentials.

At least if you shop ’til you drop here, you don’t have to go far for sustenance!

Sunnies

Floral wrap dress

Kiss me Darcy flats

Total basket case.

No amount of baskets will every fulfil my need for more!

We spent time lingering beneath the trees in the linen stalls, stocking up on hand embroidered French linens and pretty lavender stuffed gifts to take home.

I think mum might read this before I even get the chance to give her the lavender “M” bag!

It’s currently perfuming my desk rather beautifully though.

We bought striped hammam towels, the best option for summer travels.

And as the temperatures began to climb and the crowds began to heave, we skipped out through the back streets.

Back home to unpack.

And enjoy the spoils.

That gooey brie? It’s truffle brie.

Words cannot even begin to explain how mind blowingly fantastic it is!

Just promise me you’ll try some when you visit?

After a very long, very lazy lunch we moved onto the pool. Which we didn’t leave until daylight gave up on us.

Straw hat

Yellow swimsuit

Film camera

I could really get very used to life as a French housewife.

Sorry darling, I think I might need to run away with a Frenchman!

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  • The slow pace

    What a beautiful market and what an amazing table! Truffle brie is delicious but I prefer mustard brie. Have you tried it? I discovered it here in Germany and I love it. It’s my special occasion cheese 🙂

  • I just love little markets like these 🙂

  • This market looks amazing! X
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  • marie from heartfelt hunt

    this definitely looks like the perfect day at the market!!! <3

    xoxo,
    marie

    http://www.heartfelthunt.com/straw-clutch

  • Stacey

    We are currently in Provence we come every year, we love it! We visited st remy on Wednesday and went to St. Paul’s sanitarium I’m sure you visited it, it’s stunning. The French markets are amazing so much better than the uk. We stay in vaison la romaine which has a huge market on Tuesdays. Love your posts on Provence

  • This looks gorgeous. I love markets all over the world and this looks beautiful. How cute are those Herbs de Provence bags!? Pinning this for when I visit Provence!

    Reena
    http://www.lifestyleenthusiast.co.uk

  • Kblossoms

    Beautiful dress and pics of Provence, I want to visit there one day http://www.kblossoms.com

  • The perfect day in Provence! I may actually dream about the truffle brie, sounds absolutely incredible. I have your dress in lilac – LOVE it but so worried about flashing my knickers at each gust of wind haha! Immy x

    http://www.immymay.com

  • Alex Cole

    Love your dress, the bright color and floral print certainly fits the aesthetic of the market 🙂
    Alex // preppybeancounter.blogspot.com

  • I love that type of market! However, they are dangerous for me since I want to buy everything lol.

    http://www.memoriesofthepacific.com

  • This market looks amazing! 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com

  • garmonchyk.wordpress.com

    Each and one of your posts about France makes me wish to go there immediately, so lovely xx

  • young&curious

    Each and one of your posts about France makes me wish to go there immediately, so lovely xx

    garmonchyk.wordpress.com
    blog about small pleasure of life

  • OH lord that food market is my dream! The fresh produce and warm days just remind me of summer so much.

    Lauren x
    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Beauty Wellbeing

  • Aurélie Plumedaure

    Those tomatoes literally made me drewl… Haha
    Plume d’Auré
    http://www.plumedaure.com

  • Kate

    I love French marketplaces! The people, the atmosphere….it’s all absolutely gorgeous.

    xx

    bombshell-to-be.blogspot.com

  • Peppermint Dolly

    Stunning photos – looks to be a really gorgeous place to visit!!

    Rebecca
    xx

  • Kelly

    Those blooms are gorgeous and I love your dress, especially the sleeve detail!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Viviane Feeney

    Going to France next month, but won’t have time to visit provence. But looks like a wonderful spot!

    Missfeeney.com

  • This post just made me so excited to visit Provence and find some markets this weekend. Definitely need one of these baskets!

  • This market looks gorgeous. A local market is probably one of my favorite finds when going to a new city. We had been to Le Croisic for a wedding last year and found an adorable little market in the city center. But this one blows it away! I need to add Provence to my list right away! Thank you for sharing!

    http://www.livingincinnamon.com/travel/2017/3/19/our-seaside-lunch-in-la-baule-escoublac-france

  • Wow, that market looks like heaven! Adore this set of images and the story to accompany them x