Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Marché Nocturne

In the summer months a lot of towns and villages host evening markets, the so called Marché Nocturnes. I just love them, they are so romantic. The stalls are brightly lit, musicians are playing in the streets and you can buy more or less anything... hand made earthenware, lavender soaps, bangles, baskets, wild boar sausages and thousand other things. They usually start around 7:00pm and are busiest late at night, when people are crowding the stalls and the restaurants and cafés are brimming with life.. late night diners enjoying an alfresco dinner while others may just have a glass of wine or an espresso, watching the happy and bustling night scene..





13 comments:

  1. MaiTai

    thats very quaint thanks for sharing - which town is the top photo with the bridge??

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  2. Thank you for sharing this. It looks like a dream.

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  3. Oh MaiTai how wonderful!! Your pictures and descriptions put me right there with you. What a beautiful night--I'm so glad I could see it through your eyes. Grazie

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  4. Michelle, Bonjour Madame and andiamo, thank you for your lovely comments <3

    Hi Michelle, the town is my local and therefor a bit too close to be named!

    Bonjour Madame ~ sometimes I feel it must be a dream, it's so picturesque..not too mention all the 'Bonsoir Madame' one gets ;-)

    andiamo! Very glad you enjoyed the night with me, wish I could send you some of the warm evening air, along with a few smells and sounds.. x

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  5. MaiTai--your beautiful description placed me there--in my mind I could almost smell the lavender and feel the warm breezes

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  6. MT, how beautiful!! Truly romantic, how I wish I was there!! Thank you for putting a smile on my face :) Seems like I can smell the lavender all the way here! <3

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  7. andiamo and dd, hugs to both of you xx

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  8. The fun we would have, db!! Wine and cheese galore.. true heaven!

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  9. MaiTai...wonderful atmosphere in your "Marche Nocturne" pics !!just what i needed to lift the gloom of a rainy weekend and nursing the dreaded swine flu !! Thank you! MOU MOU

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  10. Dearest Ann, so happy that the pics gave you a lift. Alarmed to hear you got the bug? Get better soon, big hugs xx

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  11. Oh MaiTai - I just died and went to heaven - this looks fabulous - as you know I adore the continental open air markets I never knew they have them at night too - that is just too good to be true. Wow!

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  12. Dear Scarf Addict, as a Market Addict you simply MUST come in the summer months one day..I hope you will!

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