The weekend market in the Provencal town of Isle-sur-la-Sorgue is most well known for its antiques, but as usual it was the food which captured my attention. The small town is ringed by a river, with the market stalls lining the banks and then continuing on into the centre of the town, sprawling around the church.
In typical French style there are multiple cheese stalls to select from all featuring huge wheels of Comte and Brie. The cheesemonger helpfully sliced my purchases for me so they were easy to eat in a baguette purchased crusty and piping hot from the local boulangerie.
There was a seafood stall selling oysters shucked to order as well as a man with the cutest little puppies in the world. He was trying to raise money for a dogs home although I was a little suspicious he was just preying on the French’s love for le chien.
Not to mention the colourful stands stocking olives, dips and herbs.
However, the stall with the most appetising smell was rotisserie chicken stand where plump chickens turned, slowly tanning on the spit. In a move of pure genius hot chips were scattered underneath the chickens so they could bathe in the chicken fat.
The market is held on Sunday mornings in Isle-sur-la-Sorgue, Provence, France.
Category: Travel - France