Food & Flânerie At La Belle Epoque Market In Florence

The piazza Santissima Annunziata in Florence is currently home to a wonderful French food and drink market. We’ve, perhaps rather shamefully, spent the weekend exploring the different foods and drinks on offer and managed to relive some of our favourite slow travel memories from France! The market is only temporary from the 18th of September to the 27th September.

The best bit of the market is the street food stand which sells a great mix of typical French dishes – from Cassoulet to Tartiflette – the latter of which fills the air with the delicious scents of Reblochon, cream, potatoes and pepper. There’s also a few wine sellers, and aesthetically it’s just charming – as it’s housed in a little wooden replica of Paris’s Moulin Rouge.

Just a few moments away is a French wine stand selling wine by the glass and bottle – and we recommend you go there for your wine to accompany the food – as they have a better selection – everything from Pink Champagne to Chenin Blanc – though they are surprisingly low on reds!

The atmosphere at the market is laid back, there’s plenty of seating and the queues aren’t too bad, even when it’s busy. So if you’re looking for something to do in Florence between the 19th and 27th of September – then we highly recommend you head to the French market at least once to indulge in a little French cuisine, buy a fromage or two and perhaps, as this is the Belle Epoque market after all – indulge in a little flânerie.