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“Outstanding local foodstuffs”
Review of Olonzac Market

Olonzac Market
Ranked #1 of 3 things to do in Olonzac
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

This is amongst the best markets in southern France held away from major towns and cities. Held every Tuesday, weather permitting, it offers a good range of clothing, kitchenware and bits and pieces along one street. The other street branching off from the memorial to France's war dead (alone worth viewing and contemplating) offers a huge range of foodstuffs. There are many artisanale cheese and smallgoods makers. Vegetable stalls abound with fresh produce at reasonable prices. Poultry, meat, fish, olives, tapenade, charcuterie, paella...you name it, all are available. The major hint for new players, however, is caveat emptor. The stall owners are exceptionally adept at gaining the attention of the passer-by offering samples of the wonderful foodstuffs. As various cheeses or meats etc are offered by the vendor, one can quickly find oneself buying a 30 euro cheese slice. The hint is to ask before committing to purchase. The prices and quality equate but it avoids the unwanted surprise. An aperitif in the square is a welcome distraction amid the busy shopping. La Poste cafe is recommended.

Thank Ciaran-O
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Reviewed 17 March 2014

Of all the markets we have visited this is by far the best. Sitting out with a coffee or glass of wine watching the people go by is a real experience.

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Reviewed 30 December 2013 via mobile

This market is held each Tuesday throughout the year and obviously has more to offer in the tourist season. There is ample designated parking for visitors. The more traditional section of the market is sited at Le Place de March des Herbs under an historic metal canopy.
Here you can buy fruit, veg,fresh fish, local cheeses, meats,flowers and plants. Lots of free samples or "degustation" !
Summertime also brings wandering minstrels entertaining thought the market.
Early birds get the best value and the best seats at Cafe de la Poste for a cafe with friends. Lots of clothes, pottery, magnetic bracelets! and a great noisy atmosphere. Excellent photo / video opportunity
Worth a visit!

1  Thank Copper5k
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Reviewed 22 December 2013

We mainly bought food for picnics but there are heaps of other things, clothes to hardware, it's a good market.

Thank NancyCate
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Reviewed 7 October 2013

We loved the variety of locally produced cheeses, meats, honey and fresh vegetables and fish. We also bought pre-cooked meals which were delicious. A busy Tuesday morning, parking can be a little tricky and a bit hectic getting a table for coffee, but well worth a morning visit.

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