You have just made your first purchase in French!
The local markets are a part of ordinary people's shopping in France, and they are very choosy when they select fresh produce.
They are held in the mornings - usually one day a week, and closing about 1pm.
Great opportunity to hear and speak
You hear lots of language - much of it in relation to the objects on sale, so you can see what they're talking about. And if you don't know all the words, you can buy things by pointing and saying "One of those!" or "100 grammes of that, please!"
In the market children can buy the ingredients for a simple picnic - bread, cheese, cooked meat and fruit; cakes or sweets. They can visit a nearby tabac to buy a postcard and stamps to send home, then find la Poste or a posting box. They might look round the shops for a souvenir to give to family.