It was lovely to meet so many of my regular customers at the 2019 France Show at Olympia in January. Despite pre-Brexit jitters, keen Francophiles enjoyed the experience of ‘visiting France in a day’ at the show, it certainly beat queuing at the Channel Tunnel!
People come from all over Provence to visit Valbonne’s weekly market and it’s not hard to see why. Market stalls fill the little town, selling fresh local produce and other items typical of Provence including wine, lavender, honey, tablecloths and local pottery.
Celebrating the culture, language and local traditions, Lu Festin de Nissa (Nice Folklore Festival) takes place at the Jardins de Cimiez in May. These gardens also boast Roman ruins and the Museum of Matisse. The women in the dance troupe wear traditional dress in designs typical of Provence – the inspiration for some of our tablecloths!
Nice is a vintage lover’s paradise, with a regular brocante market held in Place Garibaldi on the third Saturday of the month. A stroll round the town’s old quarter will also reveal retro and shabby chic treasures on almost every corner.
It’s Mothering Sunday on 26th March so if you are looking for Mother’s Day gifts for Mums who love colourful, practical presents with a dash of Mediterranean sunshine, why not buy her one of our beautiful French tablecloths? Inspired by the colours and designs typical of sun-drenched Provence, French Shopping’s table linen collection comes in machine washable 100% […]
French markets are a feast for all the senses, from the stunning displays of meat, fish, fruit and vegetable to the delicious smells of fresh baked bread, roasting chickens and fresh flowers. Even ripe cheese such as camembert and goats cheese add to the heady fragrant atmosphere! Here are photos from some of my favourite […]