If you know me, you know I adore fresh markets.
And one of the reasons I adore Europe as much as I do is that it is bursting with them. From weekend farmer’s markets in tiny Bosnian countryside towns to daily Parisian delights full of homemade gingerbread and fresh strawberries.
So, when we got to Grenoble this October, one of the first things we did was take a walk to the local fresh market for a few things. And then when the weekend came around, because the market is so much bigger then, we headed back with our grocery bags in hand, ready for an even greater bounty.
And, as you’ll see below, Grenoble didn’t disappoint.
What you’ll find: fresh seasonal produce, honey, fresh herbs, dried herbs, pates, jams, meats, cheeses, wine, nuts, olives, spreads, teas, eggs, rotisserie chicken, butter, cakes.
Some personal favorites: the green Raisin grapes and purple Muscat grapes, the flavorful heirloom tomatoes, and the rich rotisserie chickens.
To get there: The market stretches along Rue Joseph Ray under the rail bridge around the Rue Nicolas Chorier intersection.
When to go: There are a few stalls most days (except Monday, it seems), but the biggest days are Friday and Saturday. If you want the full effect, choose one of those.
Language: Some vendors speak English, but expect to practice your French or do some pantomiming.
All photos taken with my Sony a6000.
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