However, this past Thursday was glorious, which was fortunate because it was market day in Ambert. By far, buying my produce at the market is one of my favorite things to do while I am here. The markets move around during the week to other small towns, but the one in Ambert is the best, as far as I am concerned.
Stalls line the narrow, curved streets leading to the town's unique round town hall, in the center of town. Vendors from all over the region sell their products. Over the past few years, more and more organic produce from small local farms are offered. Amidst the cheese, eggs, fruit and vegetables, one can find almost any bric-a-brac. Even parrots and hopelessly outdated clothing items.
And if that is not enough, one can purchase a 5 Euro chamber pot. It was the week's promotion at a local store along the market route.