Whilst our usual menu of practical information on visiting France is on hold during the Coronavirus Pandemic, we are showcasing some of our favourite photos of la Belle France, pending the day when we can get back on the road or autoroute

Another of the riches to be found in French Markets is charcuterie, a term which covers both the shop (i.e. delicatessen) and cooked/prepared meat products such as Jambon ham (e.g air-cured), saucisson salami, confits, patés etc.Shops will sell a variety of prepared dishes which you can re-heat at home.

In the markets it is always a popular stall – this one at Bourges (18 Cher, Centre-Val-de-Loire)

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