Sunday, April 14, 2013

Spring sunday market

The vendors line up along the two long, tree-lined "boulevards" of the market place every Friday and Sunday.  The Sunday version is the largest in this region of the Loire valley and attracts shoppers from all around the surrounding area of Amboise.  While the Friday market is mostly food, the Sunday market also includes clothing, kitchen supplies, flowers, furniture, home furnishings, jewelry, garden supplies, live birds (see 5 February post)...and just about anything you can think of.  Soon the trees will fill out with leaves.  So in the summer, the shade and the breezes coming in off the Loire keep the markets nice and cool.   After many, many visits. I still never tire of going to the markets...les marchés.


  1. The locals tend to buy food at the market, often from their favorite vendors, while tourists buy clothes and other stuff. The marché is fun even if you don't buy anything.

  2. Yes, we buy much of our food at the markets. I prefer to buy there because things are very fresh and I love to interact with the vendors.