The Local Markets of France:

Local markets in the Côte d’Azur, Provence, Burgundy, Lyon, Loire Valley and beyond.

Charcuterie at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Charcuterie at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Local vegetables at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Local vegetables at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Charentais melons and walnuts (noix) for sale in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Charentais melons and walnuts (noix) for sale in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France

Banon (AOP) goat cheese (chevre) at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Banon (AOP) goat cheese (chevre) at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

A view of the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

A view of the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Baker at La Cabane a Pain at the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

Baker at the market in Chalon-sur-Saone, Burgundy (Bourgogne), France

A vegetable vendor in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

A vegetable vendor in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fresh fish on display at La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Fresh fish on display at La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Poissonnerie La Sirène at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Poissonnerie La Sirène at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Scallops (Coquilles St-Jacques) at Poissonnerie La Sirène in the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Scallops (Coquilles St-Jacques) at Poissonnerie La Sirène in Antibes, France

St. Benoit Tomme Provence cheese at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

St. Benoit cheese at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Vegetables from Provence at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Vegetables from Provence at the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

The sign above the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

The sign above the Marche Provencal in Antibes, France

Strawberries (fraises) with stems still attached in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Strawberries (fraises) with stems still attached in Cagnes-sur-Mer, France

Pâté en Croûte at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Pâté en Croûte at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Oysters (huitres) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Oysters (huitres) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Outside Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon France

Outside Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon France

Relatively rare French cheese (fromage) at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Relatively rare French cheese (fromage) at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France.

Mantis shrimp (squilles) at Maree Provencale in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Mantis shrimp (squilles) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Local thyme from Provence at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Local thyme from Provence at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Jambon Ficelle a l'ancienne aux Herbes in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Jambon Ficelle a l’ancienne aux Herbes in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fish for soupe de poisson at Toute la Marée in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fish for soupe de poisson in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Tomatoes (tomates) in morning light at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Tomatoes in morning light at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Fishmonger with mussels at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

The exterior vertical garden of the central market Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

The exterior of the central market Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Saucisson de Lyon at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

Saucisson de Lyon at the Les Halles de Lyon in Lyon, France

A small butcher shop (boucherie) in Roussillon, France

A small butcher shop (boucherie) in Roussillon, France

Charcuterie at a small butcher shop in Roussillon, France

Charcuterie at a small butcher shop in Roussillon, France

Poulet roti (rotisserie chickens) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Poulet roti (rotisserie chickens) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Brie de Meaux cheese (AOP) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Brie de Meaux cheese (AOP) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Fava beans (feves) at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

Fava beans (feves) at the Cours Saleya market in Nice, France

A variety of cheese (fromage) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

A variety of cheese (fromage) in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Artisan baguettes at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Artisan baguettes at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Saucisson (dry cured sausage) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Saucisson (dry cured sausage) at the market in Amboise (Loire Valley), France

Fresh garlic (ail) at the L'Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Fresh garlic (ail) at the L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue market in Provence, France

Cured ham and sausages in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

Cured ham and sausages in the Avignon Les Halles in Avignon, France

 

Nate Gray has captured images of food, cooking and culture throughout the world. His photographs have appeared in several publications including USAToday.com, The Huffington Post, Smithsonian.com, AsiaSociety.org, Salon.com, Frommers.com, Getty.edu, CNNTravel.com and others. (cphotoj.com)