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Want to taste the delicate meringue sandwich cookies (macarons) taking Paris by storm? How about homemade chocolates shaped like the Eiffel Tower? Or that delicacy of the Brittany coast of France, crêpes? Want to enjoy fresh baguettes, fresh farm products, handmade soap, culinary herbs and flowers and French wine to refresh?
Then you don’t want to miss the authentic French Market from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 18, on the Yorktown waterfront – Riverwalk Landing. The event, in its fourth year, is sponsored by Sister Cities Yorktown, which has enjoyed a relationship with Port-Vendres, France, since 1990. The market is meant to emulate the weekly village market in Port-Vendres.
The Fifes and Drums of Yorktown will kick off festivities, and French accordion player David Gussman will make visitors believe they are strolling in the Jardin du Luxembourg in the heart of Paris.
Back by popular demand is the “marché aux puce,” a flea market distinguished by member donations of French linens, pottery, art, French art books, travel books, and cookbooks. Also, don’t miss the silent auction, featuring original art, home décor items, restaurant meals, escape weekends and a “dessert a month.”
In all, more than 35 vendors will offer wares. Sister Cities Yorktown members will staff a French Wine Garden in addition to the flea market and silent auction. Event proceeds support activities of Sister Cities Yorktown, which this year include 25th anniversary celebrations, two student exchanges and one citizen exchange. The mayor of Port-Vendres, France, and a small delegation will arrive in Yorktown on June 2 to participate in festivities surrounding the arrival of the Lafayette replica ship L’Hermione.