The tradition of Street Markets is very much alive and well in French Towns and Villages. Most still sell fresh produce from Local Producers along with speciality foods such as home made jams and confectionery. Larger markets can also sell clothing items and hardware which is tending to diminish the authenticity of the traditional market which is unfortunate. Each Village has its own dedicated Market Day or Days which usually run between 8am and 1pm. Local shops tend not to open during those market times. Many Villages have Marchés Nocturnes (Evening Markets) which are lovely occasions when the community comes out to eat communally with local producers providing a range of hot food and wine!