On a little square near Kampa, a French market enjoys big success
This week, visitors to Prague’s Na Kampě street at the foot of the Charles Bridge have the chance to sample champagne, charcuterie, and escargot at the annual French Market. 2018 marks the tenth anniversary of the event, and organizers have revamped this year’s market to accommodate its outsized popularity.
“I'd like to invite more vendors every year to this market because I think many people are doing interesting things. But it's very difficult for me to get some more space on the square. So therefore I've decided to reduce the size of the stands to welcome more exhibitors. So it means there will definitely be less products, we will have very much more concentration of choice, but then at least they will be present with their top sellers with their interesting things.”
“So we are a producer in France, of course, in Beaujolais area. We don't make only wine in Beaujolais, but also oils. We are making virgin oils only, made of dry fruits or seeds. I was in Prague last year as a tourist, and I was here and I saw the market and I said, it's really, really nice. And I saw all the people and I said, I must come here with our products.”
“Everybody's happy to be there. Altogether, I think we are creating an atmosphere where people feel good, it's a kind of holidays. Through the years it's getting more and more popular. And we try to welcome as much people as we can in that little square and…well, we like it.”