French markets in the Dordogne

I’ve just come back from a week’s holiday in the Dordogne and as ever I was overwhelmed by the quality and variety of everyday foodstuffs, seasonal produce and of course some more luxury gourmet goodies, in the local markets there.

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Seasonal produce in French markets
Seasonal produce in French markets


Food markets in Nice

From luscious ripe fruit and veg to spices and sticky sweet marzipan, food markets in Nice are a must see.  The two best known are in Cours Saleya (mainly tourists) and  La Liberation (mainly locals).

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Nice Festival of Folklore

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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!

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French Vintage Style Shopping in Nice

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.


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Provencale market in old Antibes


The delightful Marche Provencal on  Cours Massena in old Antibes is everything you expect from a traditional French market.  With stalls groaning under the weight of fresh fruit and vegetables and lots of local specialties including freshly made socca from a mobile wood oven, this really is a foodie paradise!

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Try French Shopping for Mothers Day Gifts

If you are looking for Mothers Day gifts for Mums who love colourful, practical presents with a dash of Mediterranean sunshine, why not buy on line at French Shopping?

French Shopping has hand picked French tablecloths and pottery that bring back memories of sunny days browsing around street markets in the south of France.

Inspired by the colours and designs typical of sun-drenched Provence, French
Shopping’s table linen collection comes in machine washable 100% cotton with matching napkins and bread baskets, or there are easy care polyester tablecloths that don’t even need ironing! Stylish and practical these tablecloths are ideal for informal entertaining and summer barbeques.

The tablecloth collections are complemented by pottery aperitif dishes, ceramic garlic graters, shabby chic painted wood spice drawers and trays, all with a typical Provencal olives design.

French Shopping offers free delivery in the UK only.

Check out or email for more information.

Editors’ notes

French Shopping is a UK based family run company dedicated to selling interesting and unusual products sourced directly from suppliers in France.

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Fabulous food at the France Show 2014

French Patisserie

A selection of our favourite foodie pics from the France Show 2014

French jams crammed with fruit and the odd splash of alcohol - fantastique!
French jams and preserves crammed with fruit and the odd splash of alcohol – fantastique!


A feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.
The cupcake is so yesterday, these macaroons are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds.


Socca from Nice
Quirky old Citroen van selling socca (chickpea crepes) which are typical of Nice.
Every part of the pig except the squeak!

France Show 2014

Beautiful French tablecloths.
Our range of beautiful French tablecloths at the France Show 2014

We’ve just come back from a successful 3 days at the France Show in London which is one of the highlights of our year!

Our fabulous French tablecloths flew off the stand, this year’s outright winner in popularity was the  lemons  collection in green, followed hotly by olives collection in yellow. Customers were definitely looking for a splash of warm Mediterranean sunshine for their home and our French tablecloths, all of which are sourced from our supplier in Provence, certainly hit the spot!

Check out our  new apron range.  

Practical and chic, our typically Provencal aprons make wonderful gifts for the stylish cook! The aprons are finished with matching binding and have a capacious front pocket.
Many of the apron designs match or complement our French tablecloth collection and are competitively priced at just £10 each.

101 uses for our Bread Baskets! 

Known as ‘ vide poches’ in French, literally something to empty your pockets into, these handy baskets have lots of uses around the home.
Use them to serve bread,  hold serviettes or cutlery in the kitchen or cotton wool balls, make-up brushes and other beauty products in the bathroom.
They fold flat for easy storage, just tie the ribbons to make up each corner, et voilà,  one beautiful French basket.