Good food, good mood and live music, French Market brings the joie de vivre to Prague
Every summer, Kampa island in the Vltava river in central Prague, hosts colorful French markets offering a unique flavour of French culture. The traditional French markets on Kampa are among Prague’s favourite summer fixtures, with a range of delights for all the senses.
This year, this favourite annual summer markets will feature a floral theme with French music and delicacies such as meats, a choice of traditional French sausages, cheese, delicious salads and soups, fresh baked bread, wines and olives. There will be sweets too, such as ice cream and French crèpes served with a variety of fillings, and products made from lavender. This year, French market will be celebrating the arrival of summer with a dazzling display of colours and aromas.
Favourite vendors of authentic French products will be returning to the markets along with two new stands. One will serve a range of duck-based dishes from the Toulouse region and south-western France, while the other will present the many culinary possibilities of olives, prepared in various different ways including with garlic, chilis and provencal herbs.
The French foods on offer will be complemented by stands introducing fine local wines. Exhibitors this year will include renowned champagne house Veuve Clicquot – the stand for the centuries-old brand will include a seating area with a long chair, where special champagne-based cocktails and champagne itself will be offered to guests.
Czech singer Radka Fischerová, known for her appearances in some of the world’s best-known musicals, will be the star performer, with a live set on 14 July. A range of other musicians will also feature throughout to bring French melodies and rhythms to the markets.
Head down to Prague’s Kampa from 13-18 July and experience entertainment to thrill the whole family. ■