Shiny chestnuts. Soft cheeses. Bins full of olives drenched in oil and herbs.
When we stumbled upon the Annecy fresh market on a Friday morning in October, we couldn’t have been happier.
Who needs a restaurant, when you can put together an impromptu fresh market lunch and eat it on a public bench overlooking the lake? (Not us.)
And so our day in Annecy unfolded with the fresh market first and, as usual, I couldn’t help but pull out my camera and document its bounty.
If you love fresh markets as much as I do, this one is well worth a visit.
What you’ll find: fresh seasonal produce, honey, nuts, soaps, cheeses, meats, bread, pastries, marinated olives, spreads, artisanal macarons, coffee.
Particular favorites: marinated olives (I’m normally not an olive person, but these were great!), baked goods, garlic spread.
To get there: From the train station, walk toward old town. When you come to the main bridge, turn left alongside it and walk to the next main street. The market should be spread out around you.
When to go: Tuesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. (but they really start closing up shop earlier, so go before lunch). We were there on a Friday morning and it was bustling.
Language: French! Occasionally you’ll find an English speaker, but not every vendor is multi-lingual, so go expecting to practice your French.
All photos taken with my Sony a6000.
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