It is impossible to escape the colour in Provence, especially during the summer season.
Wednesday morning’s market in St Remy de Provence swells to double or even triple the size and by 11am, there is scarcely room to move.
Each week I am in St Remy de Provence bright and early to buy from my favourite vendors.
Flowers from one, fruit and vegetables for another… to die for tapenades, olives and nuts near the local town hall.
Then there are all the fun bits and pieces… the vintage, the hats… the bracelets.
More is definitely merrier when it comes to those bracelets, the hats and the baskets.
The baskets get better and better.
I usually have a friend with me who is visiting so we make the tour and find the best baskets.
One for them, one for me.
Like the bracelets, there is no such thing as too many… Right? xv
Need To Know
* be early, the crowds can be overwhelming
* the best baskets are on the church steps and in front of the truck that cuts keys ( yes, that’s a market service)
*the best linen is in the car park opposite the church right near the pedestrian crossing
* the best bracelets are in place favier right at the back next to the musee des alpilles
( walk through the arch and straight ahead to take a peak at le petit bijou)
*the best hats are in place favier… on the far right hand and near the fishmonger on the ring road
*the best soaps are in front of the town hall… try the fleur d’oranger… heavenly