Forcalquier, a village northeast from us on the other side of the Luberon mountains, is home to a huge Monday market. We often take guests there and it is always packed with tourists and locals alike. It is spread out over a large area in the village, below a hill topped with the ruins of a citadel from the 10th century and a chapel. I see some of the same sellers here that I see in Apt or Lourmarin. That must be an interesting life, moving from city to city each day, setting up your wares, selling things in searing heat or blowing cold wind and rain.
There are always hats for sale. I took this photo because the little girl looked so darling in her hat but she turned her head before I could get a good shot. She bought another hat. I bought one too, a panama to look more stylish than I usually do.