Foggy, Dreamy, Cheesy Market – Au marché ce matin

Vers 11H00 ce matin, ne pouvant plus attendre que le brouillard se dissipe je suis parti au marché de Libourne. Les photos sont loin d’êtres parfaites, mais je trouve qu’elle reflètent assez bien l’ambiance. La première (ma grand mère et ma tante) fut prise en 1947. Elle montre bien que rien n’à changé depuis: les mêmes arcades, les mêmes cageots de bois, les mamies à vélo. Le bonheur à la Française. My French Heaven.

Le monsieur très chic et très appliqué dans le montage photo est notre fromager Pierre Rollet-Gérard ( 06 78 92 26 26). Sa boutique est au 43 cours Portal à Bordeaux.

At 11 this morning, unable to wait for the fog to lift any longer, I went to the market. The photos are far from perfect, but I think they reflect the atmosphere quite well. The first one (my grandmother and my aunt) was taken in 1947. It shows that nothing has changed: the same arches, the same wooden crates, old ladies on their bicycles… My French Heaven:0)

The very chic and focused gentleman in the photo montage is our cheesemonger Pierre. Numériser 105 _SnapseedIMG_1465 _SnapseedIMG_1483 _SnapseedImage 09-12-12 à 14.52IMG_1467 _SnapseedIMG_1501 _SnapseedIMG_1484 _SnapseedUntitledIMG_1506 _SnapseedIMG_1516 _SnapseedIMG_8911 _SnapseedIMG_1579 _Snapseed

43 Comments Add yours

    1. My French Heaven says:


  1. fortyjarsfull says:


    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you very much indeed!

  2. ELITA PACHO says:

    Love your photos! Makes me want to go back to France. Last year, we were at a market in Lyon.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Lyon is such a beautiful city!! I lived there for a while when I was younger. You need to come back and try the South West of the country this time:0)

  3. Dominique says:

    Superbes photos, elles donnent envie d’aller faire un tour au marche!

    1. My French Heaven says:


  4. you are far too modest. you’re incredibly talented.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are too kind Denise (or is it Sandy?) Thank you!!

  5. gwynnem says:

    Great photography!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you!

  6. Lisa Horvath says:

    Far from perfect?! These are amazing.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You are too kind!!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much!

  7. patsy says:

    Wow, beautiful images! I love your blog!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much Patsy! You are welcome here anytime!!!

  8. pdlyons says:

    wonderful slice of life photos – pleasure. no gimmicks just pure.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thank you so much! What a nice comment!!

  9. Gorgeous photos as always! Oh, how I wish I had a cheesemonger.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I’ll land you mine! We could start a cheesemonger and butcher rental agency… (sorry, I just woke up and my sense of humour is still in bed…)

  10. fotogfoodie says:

    Sometimes the fog can add a lot of visual interest, as is evident in these photos 🙂 Love the textures you added too.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks! I always hesitate tempering with the pictures, but when they suck, you have to do something:0)

  11. intlxpatr says:

    I wish I were there! Your oyster photo looks moist and fresh and good enough to eat right off the page. Thank you for teaching me a new word, le brouillard. Pensacola is also experiencing le brouillard ce matin. 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      I used to live in New Orleans and I loved Pensacola!

  12. How I miss European markets! Great images.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      You need to come visit:0)

  13. Luffy Moogan says:

    You’re so lucky to have a good food market close to you. Looks gorgeous. We have one on a Saturday morning in the next village but it’s very small. As long as the cheese van is there I don’t care! The local Pyrenees cheeses are so good from there.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Pyrenees cheese is my favorite! More specifically the Basque cheeses… You need to come over one Sunday so we can go together:0)

  14. juliabarrett says:

    Beautiful photos.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Julia!

  15. Becky J. says:

    I just love the word “cheesemonger” and am making it my mission to establish this very important relationship at my own local market. Merci!

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Go Becky! Go! :0)

  16. christine says:

    oh ça me donne l’eau à la bouche !

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Merci Christine! J’ai regretté qu’il y ait tant de brouillard. Ambiance d’hiver:0)

      1. christine says:

        Oui une ambiance qui donne envie de revenir au chaud pour préparer de bon petits plats avec ses achats

        1. My French Heaven says:


  17. Your pictures make a person want to travel 🙂

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Well, remember how easy it was the other day to go buy pears and cheese? It is as easy to get a plane ticket!! I’ll come pick you up at the airport!

  18. chef mimi says:

    Oh my gosh. My mind is exploding these photos are so beautiful.

    1. My French Heaven says:

      Thanks Mimi, but I wish the sun had come out… I only take good pictures when I have enough light:0(

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