All things continental were sold from colourful market stalls along Victoria Road in Ferndown over the weekend of 25-27 July.
From baguettes to Brie and galettes to garlic, there was much to see and buy.
The market arrived in Ferndown after it was cancelled at short notice by Ringwood Town Council and there was no time to advertise it other than on the Internet and through social media.
Despite this, the town was livelier than normal with people gathering around the stalls to see what was on offer.
James Edgar, President of Ferndown Chamber of Commerce who accommodated the French Market with Ferndown Town Council said, “It was well attended considering the short period of time we had to promote it. It did look busy with plenty of people around, but they didn’t spend enough and this market is used to visiting larger towns such as Christchurch where the place is heaving with visitors.”
The market’s next port of call was Torquay.
James added that “the chamber probably wouldn’t look at holding another French market until next year.”