A taste of the Continent in Wiltshire
By warmyinwilts | Thursday, April 19, 2012, 07:03
If you're a fan of paella, salami or croissant, you're in for a treat towards the end of April. Residents and visitors to Wiltshire can enjoy the tastes, sounds and sights of Europe as a continental market visits three towns later this month.
Continental Markets come to Wiltshire in April
Wiltshire Council has joined forces with continental market company Paras Bristiel, to help bring this experience to the county's shoppers. Each market will run from 9am to 5.30pm.
Marlborough High Street - Thursday April 26 2012
Devizes Market Place - Friday April 27 2012
Corsham High Street - Saturday April 28 2012
Visitors will enjoy the relaxed atmosphere created by the continental background music.
Also on offer will be authentic sights and smells as food is freshly prepared and artworks and gifts created on site. The traders will bring from the continent a large variety of produce, wines and crafts.
On sale will be traditional cheese, fresh French and Italian bread from the Bakery, and crepes.
For the hungry shopper there will be plates of freshly cooked Spanish paella or a German sausage accompanied by a glass of wine. Yum.
Shoppers can also look for a gift with a difference with items such as handbags, pottery, art, wooden gifts and crafts for sale.
Wiltshire Council's cabinet member for highways, Dick Tonge said: "Wiltshire Council is pleased to offer our communities the chance to experience different cultures and the continental markets will provide an attractive event for residents. We also believe the markets will prove beneficial for local businesses by complimenting the services they provide.
"Encouraging markets is a recommendation in the government's response to the Portas report which we are pleased to support."