t's nearly impossible to leave the marché without succumbing to the temptation to buy at least a few small bags of olives.
There are two huge olive vendors along the main arcades as well as several smaller vendors scattered throughout the marché. The largest olive vendor at this marché offers at least 35 different flavors of green and black varieties, in sizes ranging from jumbo greens to small black niçoise. A small sampling of the many flavors you'll find includes:
Like cheese, olives should be bought from a vendor you trust because the quality can vary considerably. We find many olives have been cured using too much salt for our taste and others lack flavor even though they may look appealing. Also like the cheese vendors, the olive vendors encourage prospective customers to taste several varieties to find ones that suit their taste. Have fun exploring the olive world at this marché. Sample the many varieties that are available until you find one that you like. Chances are you'll leave the marché with at least a few bags!