Now this is my kind of shopping! We spent the entire morning at the market, strolling the streets, sampling the food, smelling the soaps and trying on hats and scarves. (rumor has it that some of my shopping mates actually tried on shirts in a van with other local shoppers...sadly, I have no pictures to confirm that). Jennifer led us as a group to her favorite soap vendor, but after that we all went our separate ways, working our own personal shopping lists. Three hours flew by...while my shopping bag had gotten pretty full, I didn't get to see all that I had wanted...will need to come back again.
It was a beautiful, sunny morning...it had been the perfect day for enjoying the colorful and delightful St Remy market...a wonderful glimpse into the charming and lively French culture. Heavy with purchases, we loaded into our bus and headed out for an afternoon in the vineyards, each of us displaying our purchases for the rest of the group and comparing notes on favorite vendors and best bargains.