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France is famous for its vibrant, bustling markets selling high quality fresh local produce, including meat, fish, vegetables and cheeses. The French take their food very seriously, and good fresh local produce is a very important part of French cuisine. There are many fantastic local markets near to the gite, and we definitely recommend a visit to one or more of these markets during your holiday in France. The local markets near to Les Hiboux are:

  • Chalais – Monday (16km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire – Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (22km)
  • Montendre – Thurday (33km)
  • Coutras – Wednesday and Saturday (35km)
  • Jonzac – Tuesday and Saturday (37km)
  • Cavignac – Thursday (40km)
  • Ribérac – Friday (45km)
  • La Couronne – Saturday (50km)
  • Montpon-Ménestérol – Wednesday (54km)
  • Angoulême – Every day except Monday (60km)

Useful Market Phrases and Words for your Holiday in France

Don’t be worried if your French isn’t up to scratch, the market sellers are able to speak enough English for you to easily get by, but if you want to give French a try during your visit to the market we provide some useful phrases and words below.

  • “I would like …, please.” – “Je voudrais …, s'il vous plaît”
  • “Do you have …?” – “Avez-vous …?”
  • “How much does it cost?” – “Ça coûte combien?”
  • “A kilo of …” – “Un kilo de …”
  • “Half a kilo of …” – “Un demi-kilo de …”
  • “A quarter of a kilo of …” – “Un quart de kilo de …”
  • meat – la viande
  • beef – le bœuf
  • chicken – le poulet
  • duck – le canard
  • pork – le porc
  • turkey – la dinde
  • sausage – le saucisson
  • fish – le poisson
  • cod – la morue
  • haddock - le églefin
  • lobster – le homard
  • monkfish – le lotte
  • oyster – la huître
  • prawn (large) – la gamba
  • prawn (small) – la crevette
  • salmon – le saumon
  • sea bass – la loup de mer
  • sea bream – la dorade
  • squid – le calamar
  • trout – la truite
  • tuna – le thon
  • whiting - la merlan
  • vegetables – les legumes
  • artichoke - l’artichaut
  • aubergine - l’aurbergine
  • broad bean - la fève
  • broccoli - le brocoli
  • cabbage - le chou
  • carrot - la carotte
  • cauliflower - le chou-fleur
  • celery - le céleri
  • courgette - la courgette
  • cucumber - le concombre
  • endive - l’endive
  • french/green bean - le haricot vert
  • garlic - l’ail
  • onion – l’onion
  • leek – le poireau
  • lettuce - la laitue
  • mushroom - le champignon
  • peas - le petit pois
  • pepper - le poivron
  • potato - la pomme de terre
  • spinach - les épinards
  • tomato - la tomate
  • fruit – les fruits
  • apple – la pomme
  • apricot – le abricot
  • banana – la banana
  • cherry – la cerise
  • grapefruit – le pamplemousse
  • grapes – les raisins
  • lemon – le citron
  • lime – le citron vert
  • melon – le melon
  • orange – l’orange
  • pear – la poire
  • peach – la pêche
  • pineapple – l’ananas
  • plum – la prune
  • raspberry – la framboise
  • strawberry – la fraise