Markets are part of everyday life within Centre/Val de Loire ( Loire Valley) with almost every town and village having their local marchés.
A visit here is not complete without a wander around the stalls sampling and taking in the atmosphere of French life. It is here you will come to understand part of the French psyche - for as you wait to be served you might get a little frustrated with the apparently idle chatter between the customer and stall holder - but if you stop for a moment you will realise that, you can spare the time and they have got it right!
Tours flower markets held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings on the Boulevard Bérenger are worth a visit as well as the markets in Amboise and Loches.
Several towns hold evening markets throughout the summer offering a delightful combination of street entertainment and music to provide an unforgettable atmosphere.