ACTIVITIES - spring at the café

Spring has arrived in Provence when the street cafés start to get busy again. With the (fairly) mild weather here we are fortunate to be able to make use of this quintessential Mediterranean pastime every Saturday morning where we meet up with friends and acquaintances, sometimes bringing guests along. 

at the café
 At the bar Le Central we try to get a table in the sun, and since the branches of the plane trees, platane in French, were trimmed the end of February it is nowadays possible to enjoy the warming sunshine the entire time. 

This is also where we swap ideas, exchange stories, plan excursions or simply sit together and watch the world go by.

Gerard and his own organic produce
Of course there are provisions to be purchased but since there are hardly any tourists or second-home owners which clog the market square and can make shopping a rather tedious task at this time of year all is relaxed, everyone is chilled, and there is plenty of time to chat with the producers of organic fruit and vegetables, like Francis, Isabelle and rard, or André with bread and patisserie, Felicia with her delicious honey which we also serve to our guests at breakfast.

We enjoy this weekly trip to Riez, in the colder months to see year-round residents who are too busy in the summer and especially on a Saturday, and in the summer to share this experience with our guests

Jim cruising to the market on his motorcycle
Bienvenue à Riez!

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