Our annual Sunday super-market

Sundays are when Daglan’s open-air markets take place, right in the heart of the village. The markets are pretty meagre in winter, with just a couple of stalls, but they are downright bustling in summer — with vendors offering everything from fruit and vegetables to roast chickens and wine to clothing and more.

And then, this coming Sunday (July 28), the weekly market gets super-sized into a super-market, called the Promenade en Gastronomie (also known as the Salon de la Gastronomie, for some reason). Here’s one of the banners that have been hanging around the village:

If you’re in the area, and you enjoy shopping for a wide variety of goods, this is the place to be. And according to the weather forecasters, our oppressive heat wave will have ended by then. (Actually, the cooling trend started right after noon today — that is, Friday — with a truly impressive thunderstorm.)

Here’s a somewhat more detailed look at what will be on offer:

What you can expect.

It’s not really the most exciting event you’ll ever attend, although your heart rate may soar by one or two BPM during the demonstration of a truffle-hunting dog. And if that doesn’t do it for you, there’s always the 11:45 a.m. demonstration of how to carve up ducks.

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