Saturday at Salernes Market in Provence




After showing you around Saint Tropez, I think I need to share a slightly less glamorous but just as charming side of the region of Provence, in the South of France. As I’ve mentioned, when I was little I spent many of my summers in the region (and didn’t appreciate it enough!) and it’s always a treat to go back. Salernes is a small town that I’ve been to many times for its lively Saturday market. It’s the perfect place to stock up on fresh fruit and vegetables from local farmers, get a delicious roast chicken for lunch, and have a refreshing drink amongst the locals in the main square. I couldn’t resist snapping away at the lovely market stalls.

An olive lover’s paradise… they come in every colour, size, and flavour.

I still regret not buying this mini whicker bag for 7€!

How amazing is this traditional soap from Marseille?

It’s such a treat to eat beautiful fresh local produce. Those tomatoes!

My favourite market stall is the spice seller’s though…

From a mix of five different types of pepper, to beautiful dried rose petals…

…this guy has it all!

The local favourite: traditional herbes de provence – a blend of different dried herbs from the region including thyme, rosemary, and sage.

It’s tradition to sit down for a drink on the town square after you’ve done all your shopping.


In the window of a bakery: the local Pignons tart made of pine nuts and almond powder is always tempting.

I went for a little white dress, perfect for the 35 degree heat.


What I wore:

White cutout back Forever 21Β dress (similar here & here), red Gucci bag, round H&M sunglasses, and black leather sandals.

Have you ever visited Provence?

Have a look at Allison’s blog for 6 beautiful villages in Provence!

  • Minniemousechic
    August 23, 2015

    Your posts always make me want to go away! This outfit is so cute as well I love the bag!

    • City Cookie
      August 25, 2015

      Aw thank you! I’m glad you liked it πŸ™‚

  • Rosy Flynn
    August 24, 2015

    Wow this looks lovely, shame you didn’t grab that wicker tote.

    Rosy |

    • City Cookie
      August 25, 2015

      Thanks Rosy! It’s probably for the best as it would have looked odd in the autumnal weather of London πŸ™‚

  • Hazel Jane
    August 26, 2015

    I love little markets, so loved this post! Your photography is gorgeous and it looked like you had such a lovely day πŸ™‚ Desperately want to go there now!

    Hazel xx

    • City Cookie
      August 26, 2015

      Thank you so much Hazel! I loved taking pictures of everything at the market and we had the best fresh fruit & veg afterwards πŸ™‚ xx

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