Today there was a large antique market in Beziers. When we arrived at the gates, where buyers and sellers alike were waiting to get in, we could hear French, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Polish, Dutch, German, and some languages we didn’t recognize. Between the two of us, Alexander and I speak five languages, so we were in polyglot heaven. At 8 a.m. sharp, the gates opened and we all rushed in. Here are our favorite finds of the days.
|A nineteenth century gilded Louis XV mirror that measures almost eight feet tall.|
|A pair of nienteenth century hand carved walnut Provencal armchairs.|
|A collection of charming petite yellow confit pots from the region.|
|Lunch at the market was Provencal paella with mussels, shrimp, chicken, and squid.|
After a long, hot day of work, we had a relaxing dinner full of laughter with Harrison’s host family. This time, their children, Benoite and Henri, joined us. The setting was the private property of a local vintner where they have their own restaurant as well.