Figeac, Le Lot, France #1 8/13

August 27, 2013

The medieval town of Figeac is located on the Célé in the Lot District of France. Its prestigious past as a commercial center is evidenced by its tall sandstone town houses. It is now famous for its Saturday markets. We were excited when our friend Vivienne invited us to tag along. The market sprawls over a couple of squares and through the old town’s streets. You can find anything from fresh rabbit meat to local sausages to a large variety of wonderful cheeses, from wicker baskets to toys to clothes, from fresh garlic to preserved olives and everything in-between you can imagine. Being market junkies, we were in heaven.

All the vendors were friendly and very patient with our struggling French. Monika scored by being able to buy one black Summer Truffle for one Euro. It’s probably not the same as the Winter Truffle but it didn’t matter. By the time we sat down for a café au lait, our two shopping bags were full.

Looking for something to BBQ tonight? Look no further!

Looking for something to BBQ tonight? Look no further!

Olives galore. All one price by the scoop or kilo.

Olives galore. All one price by the scoop or kilo.

Fresh produce better than any supermarket. This is why we love open market places.

Fresh produce better than any supermarket. This is why we love open market places.

Wonderful cheeses are a French specialty, but too many to choose from.

Wonderful cheeses are a French specialty, but too many to choose from.

Artists like this basket weaver sell their crafts. Wish we had room to take a few home.

Artists like this basket weaver sell their crafts. Wish we had room to take a few home.

Spices by the gram. Everything from oregano to Herbs du Province.

Spices by the gram. Everything from oregano to Herbs du Province.

It's time for a café au lait!

It’s time for a café au lait!

 

 

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