Before I get into talking speficially about this market (Marche des Quais), know that there are a ton of really awesome markets every day of the week in Bordeaux, which usually feature something like local cuisine or fresh produce. The one that I buy all my fruits and veggies from is held on Saturday’s and is the best discovery ever, because I can get a weeks worth of fresh produce for 10-13 Euros! Its super cheap but super good! Thanks to a neighbor who introduced me to this, it has saved us tons of money and its a great way for me to practice my French and get Tama involved with food a fun way! I will feature it one of these days.
Anyway, this has been a crazy week which I will probably share the details next week. In short, Shem had a surfing accident… was shipped to the hospital, scared himself and me to bits, has been in bed all week recovering, and I had my first doctors appointment for my pregnancy! There are a TON of differences on the ‘views’ of what to do and what not to do during pregnancy. It has been super interesting and some things, kind of shocking, and I am excited to share… that is… if you are interested?? Oh and BTW… Shem is doing good and getting better every day.. just sore.. nothing serious anymore- I secretly think he is loving getting breakfast and dinner in bed and being a complete bum! he he… just kidding… kind of…
But today I thought I would tell ya about a cool market that is a must if you are ever here…..
The Marche des Quais is a must if you are in Bordeaux on a Sunday; and come hungry! Head down to the Quai des Chartrons along the river Garonne which is beautiful walk with the back drop of the cities 18 Century Buildings with gardens and many walking and bike paths throughout the walkway down the river. This is where everyone goes to take stroll, find a piece of grass and relax and do some people watching. It is absolutely beautiful and becoming one of my favorite places to visit daily!
The Marche des Quais is held every Sunday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. You will find fresh produce of all kinds, fresh baked loafs of bread, gourmet cheeses, jams, pasteries, seafood, local cuisine such as massive crepes (savory or sweet), roasted chicken, seafood or beef shiskabobs, oven baked pizza, stuff tomatoes and mushrooms like you have never had before, morracon food, and I dare not forget the fresh oysters!! Which Shem says are absolutely amazing but I withheld due to being pregnant but don’t feel bad for me, there are so many great and interesting choices! We have gone a few times now and everything we have tried has been amazing!!
It really is a great place to spend an afternoon! The walk or bike ride is fun and relaxing, there are play grounds of different sorts along the way and a super impressive skate park for beginners to advanced split into sections.
Last time we went I took my camera so I will let the pictures do the talking! Just let me say, if you are into trying and seeing local cuisine this market will be your little haven!