Le Marché du Vendredi

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I love, love, love Fridays in Béziers.  Friday is market day!  There are many markets that take place every week, but the one on Friday is the largest, and it’s practically downstairs from where we live.  For the last few weeks, since the kids have been back in school, we have been enjoying going to the market to find something delicious to prepare for our family to eat together at lunch.  Today, we chose “loup de mer”, which is sea bass, or sea perch…I’m not really sure what the difference is!  To go with that, we steamed some little potatoes, then served them with butter and parsley.  We also made a little mixture of seasonal vegetables, eggplant, bell pepper, and zucchini.  Then we ate cheese.  Oui, la vie est belle!


4 thoughts on “Le Marché du Vendredi”

  1. Oh Jennifer, you sell me on Béziers more and more with each post! But I have to ask your honest opinion – what about Montpellier? We have friends here in Winnipeg (Canada) that are from Montpellier and they say we should definitely live there. If I remember correctly, you spent some time there this summer. What do you think?

    1. Hi Helly 🙂 Here’s what I’ve learned, and I’m being very honest. You can’t ask people from Montpellier about Béziers. No, really. I don’t know what it is, but I have met a lot of people from Montpellier, and they all say that you have to live “there”. Montpellier is beautiful, and there’s a lot to do! It’s also near the beach, though not as close as Béziers (you don’t have the sea breeze in Montpellier like you do in Béziers). It’s hard to compare apples and oranges. If you’re looking for a bigger city (300,000 or so), then you will probably prefer Montpellier. Béziers only has a population of about 70,000, so naturally there’s less going on here than over there, but I prefer it here for raising a family. Also, if Montpellier is bigger, then it also has bigger city problems, as you can imagine. Here’s another very important thing to consider, at least it is has been very important for us: cost of living! It’s much, much, much less expensive to live in Béziers. We have a huge apartment here, and in a really good part of town, for only 700 euros a month (!!). Granted, we got a great deal that doesn’t come along very often, but still, something to consider.

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