Chalon Marché, Place Saint-Vincent

Today was Alan’s first chance to see more of Chalon-Sur-Saone than what’s on view from the back deck of the boat in the Port de Plaisance. Today, dimanche, there is a big market in the Place St Vincent. Lots of fresh fruit and vegetables, bread, olives, wine, flowers, meat-raw, cooked and cured, fresh fish. Beautiful stalls and lots of people. We stopped for un cafe and I took a moment to close my eyes and use my other senses to capture the essence of the French market. The overwhelming sound was of the chatter of happy people enjoying the morning, buying, selling, watching from the many cafés, glasses clinking.The smells were interesting. A mix of perfumed fresh flowers, patisseries and smoke. Yes, they still love their cigarettes here. But it didn’t bother me at all. It is part of the atmosphere. And then of course there are the tastes.

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About khodges2013

Alan and I divide our time between our apartment in Christchurch, New Zealand, and our 11.5m Dutch Cruiser, Silver Fern, on the canals in France. We started out hiring and eventually bought our boat in 2014. The two summers lifestyle is wonderful and we feel very lucky!
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4 Responses to Chalon Marché, Place Saint-Vincent

  1. Graeme & Hills says:

    Bipedal Alan….Yay!!! Jealous much, scraped ice off my car this morning…..great pics as usual 🙂


  2. Sarah W says:

    Blissful! Good to see Alan back up and about.


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