We are fortunate here in Pezenas to have a wonderful organic shop, Distribio, that carries practically all and everything you need. It is run by Nathalie and François and is within walking distance (7mins). Open Tues-Sat 9:00-12:30 15:00-19:30.
For you coffee lovers, Nikki and Jean Francois, the owners of the Couvent des Ursulines, run a small coffee shop in Pezenas where they roast their own coffee. So for the best espressos, cappuccinos and coffee beans in town drop by, it is located right behind the post office in the centre of town. You can also buy fresh ground coffee for use at home.
The famous Saturday market
Pezenas really comes alive on a Saturday with stall holders coming from miles around to sell their wonderful produce. You can get cheeses, meats, cooked foods such as paella or roast chicken, olives, tapenades, jams and a huge range of local fruit and veg. There is also a good range of clothes, crafts and bedlinens etc.
Food stalls are available from 8:00-12:00 and the rest stays on until 17:00. This is another key reason for our Friday changeover this year as many missed the market last year.
Please note that in France almost all shops are closed on Sunday.
Some shops are open on Sunday mornings; a wonderful grocery shop called Clerc, on the main square by the church sells great cheeses, hams, fruits, veggies and many other delicious products. He does not sell organic food nor fair trade and more often than not his products are from the four corners of France. But we cannot deny that he does choose his products with care and they are almost always of great quality, with the price to match.
After 12:30 on Sundays it is next to impossible to go food shopping. You will have to wait until Monday.
There are also way too many supermarkets. We have 5 discount supermarkets, Lidl, Netto, Aldi, Ed and Leader Price. There are two main supermarkets; Carrefour and Intermarché and a small supermarket in town call Huit à Huit. We suggest that you spend your money in Champion as the owner spent 20 years doing humanitarian work all over the world and he sells the most organic and fair trade products ever seen in a supermarket.