French market

Two sites for the four-day July French market

THE Norman Market is due to return to St Helier this month, while France’s National Day will also be celebrated in Place Royale.

Good news for Francophiles, French people and foodies, a range of cheeses, sausages, ciders and other French products will be on sale from July 14 to July 17, with the market based in Place Royale on Thursday and Friday before moving to Broad Street for the weekend.

The French Market made its first visit of 2022 to Jersey last month and alongside the food stalls at the four-day event in July there will be a range of traders selling soaps, bags and jewellery. The Maison de Normandie will also have a stand on the Place Royale.

Traders will come on Friday evening to take part in the festivities of the Fête de St Helier at the weekend.

Before the Covid travel restrictions came into effect, the French market was a regular summer and December event on the island.

The latest visit will also coincide with a special celebration of July 14, the day when French citizens around the world come together to celebrate their shared heritage with music and food.

The Maison de la Normandie et de la Manche, the Alliance Française and the French Consular Agency in Jersey have joined forces to give Islanders the opportunity to raise a toast, for which Place Royale will be decorated in the colors of France and festive French music will be played from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. by DJ Stefunk.