Shopping at the food market in Poitiers

Poitiers Fish Market

I love cooking, and I love food markets, I’m not someone with an eye for antiques, so although I love the brocantes (flea markets) here, it’s the food markets that get me going each time.  One of my favourites is the covered market in the old town at Poitiers.

This is a lovely cheese shop inside the market, they are very generous with tasters!

There’s an abundance of fish stalls, butchers, poultry, delicatessens – the smell is wonderful!

The market sprawls outside where there are stalls of fruit, vegetables, and herbs.

Some are just selling fois gras or a handful of homemade cheeses.

Fois gras stall

Back home with our bounty, Pete cooks the fish course.

Pete cooking the fish!

Want somewhere to stay whilst you explore markets and experience the gastronomic delights of SW France?  Take a look at our gîtes…..

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