« There are incredible smells here » explains Odette, a regular customer who strolls with her shopping bag on wheels « it is a little paradise within the city. »
A free-range chicken, some tomatoes and fresh garlic in our bag, we set off walking through the streets of the Metropolis.
Each day, there is a market to discover in the surrounding villages. Each has its specialities and characteristics... and its prominent local characters!
In Castries (every Friday morning), in Baillargues (On Tuesday and Friday mornings), in le Crès (every Wednesday morning) or in Castelnau-le-Lez (on Tuesday and Saturday mornings), everyone yells everywhere!
Around the fish of the day, someone tells a little joke that shows the soul of the village, another, the latest gossip from his youngest son and some share recipes. « We don’t need local radio, as we know everything about everything when we come here to shop » smiles a greengrocer. « There is an incredible atmosphere in the market » adds his neighbour the cheese maker. « You can wander amongst the stalls, smell all these odours, it gives you ideas for recipes and above all, it makes you want to eat! »