Okay last post for Provence! Lavender, soaps, cheese, wine, bread, foodstuffs, sweets, what else? If the weather had been kinder, impulse and tempation would’ve burned much larger holes in our pockets. I love shopping in this area of France. We passed on several well-known provencal markets because of the heat and crowds (Lourmarin was a madhouse), and having the dogs with us meant never leaving them in the car, even for a few minutes.
Artisan breads from Farinoman Fou in Aix-en-Provence. His products warrant a visit for all bread gourmands, and I will even go so far to say that one bite of the Choco-Sourire will have you smiling with bliss. With Farinoman Fou, man
cannot can live by bread alone. Along with some sweet french butter, thank you very much. For a close-up look of how these look on the inside: Bread stash from Farinoman Fou.
We didn’t have the time or energy to do wine tours, so we did the next best thing and shopped at a Carrefour and Maison des Vins in Les Arcs sur Argens. They carry 800 different wines with the Côtes de Provence appellation, and only Cotes de Provence (so don’t go in there hunting for Bandol). www.maison-des-vins.fr/