Last week there was a French Market ("Französischer Markt") à Bonn. The French Market days take place a couple of times a year. The different merchants always display their wares in the Bonn market square, in front of city hall.
While you were shopping you could enjoy a slice of piping-hot "tarte flambée" ("Flammkuchen" - literally that can be translated as a tarte that was "licked by the flames").
There was a wide selection of French cheeses, among them cheese from the Cantal region or goat´s cheese.
There were a lot meringue pastries and these widely popular colorful macaroos...
and other French cookies.
There was a market stall with argan oil (this rather expensive oil is produced in Morocco).
Well, who does not to like all those differnet kinds of French "dry sausage" or "saucisson sec".
Small cushions stuffed with dried lavender flowers from the Provence are always popular - especially as gifts.
And there was sea salt from the Camargue ("fleur de sel de Camargue"), Herbes de Provence (with herb mills) and lavender honey.
A lot of people also liked the lavender soaps.
And the wide selection of olives made me a very happy shopper.
I loved the way the dried fruits such as dates, prunes and figues were arranged.
And this a close-up of the different kinds of "saucisson sec" containing duck, wild boar, beef or bull...
or hazelnuts, garlic or some piment d'espelette .
À la prochaine! - See you again soon!
That is how the Bonn market place used to look like some time ago
(this engraving is presently gracing one of the walls in my living room).