From the Market

In and around the region of Chateau Dumas there is a market each day of the week because people buy fresh and local food daily. A market to buy fresh vegetables, cheese, breads, pastries, and meats, every day in a different location. Each vendor has their own specialty. There is a man in Caussade who sells herbs. Trays and baskets full of herbs picked that morning to sell. Some of these markets may have other bits and pieces also. There may be a lady selling old books and magazines. When I say old, I mean, a hundred years old. There may be a man selling old tools, and hundreds of little keys. Then there are the vide greniers. This is where the locals have a 'cleaning of the attic' (sounds a bit nicer than a garage sale). The old streets are lined with trestle tables groaning under the weight of all sorts of bits and pieces. This can be a real treasure hunt. Like this bundle of beautiful old tapestries that Mum found in Caussade. As soon as I saw them I decided they must have been hidden for years in the back of an old armoire nestled in the attic of an old family home. It's possible!

Old French tapestries bought in Caussade

Old French tapestries bought in Caussade