February, 2012 – Graham Miln

Markets in Winter - Quai Saint-Antoine

Fresh food markets are part of French culture. In Lyon, markets are held almost every day of the week and at multiple locations across the city.

Quai Saint-Antoine food market in Lyon

Our nearest market is along Quai Saint-Antoine on the River Saône. On Saturday, the market is notably busy with food stalls and people actively buying their weekly shop.

The number of stalls appears to vary with the season, the day of the week, and the weather. Different days of the week see different produce for sale. Weekends are dominated by food stalls. Other days see more clothes and garment stalls.

The range of food stalls available reflects the season. Most of the food stalls are selling produce they directly grow or make.

Fresh vegetable market stall in Lyon

Large blocks of cheese available for sale

Cheese being sold by weight in the market

Raw milk sold in bags in Lyon