Calvisson Village where we are staying has its own market day on a Sunday. What a transformation of this quiet little town. With 12,000 residents its hard to believe that the village centre only boasts a small superette, 2 bakeries, 1 boucherie, 3 or 4 hair salons, 1 chemist and one fashion shop in the village square. However on Sunday it comes into its own and it seems most of the residents come to do their weekly shopping.
It was lovely to wander down to the village from our house and not have to drive anywhere. The weather was also kind to us and although not hot, the sun was out and there was no rain.
As we only had one more lunch and dinner before we left, we decided to get some pork for slow cooking, for dinner with some seasonally fresh vege. The artichokes looked amazing and the broad beans took our fancy.
We had a good look around, the paella looked amazing and by the time we left, most of it had been purchased.
The French certainly have a way of enjoying their food and produce. We purchased a bottle of wine to have with our lunch, a vouvrey, which the owner suggested would be perfect with oysters. There was a huge range of oysters to buy at Eur 5.70 kilo (approx $8.00) for a dozen. The gentleman behind the oysters asked us if we were British, which we responded very quickly, with ‘non nouveax zealand’ which he laughed out loud and said in English. My Son lives in Wellington.!! He showed us how to shuck the oyster and put 2 more in for free for his friends from NZ.
Again we had a sumptuous lunch in our courtyard in the sun
We spent the afternoon touring around the little streets on our bikes, looking at the amazing houses and gardens.