Lee-on-the-Solent to welcome French market

8/8/17

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  • Lee-on-the-Solent is welcoming a French market to the high street tomorrow
  • There will be a range of stalls from food to jewellery
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THE taste of France will be coming to Lee-on-the-Solent tomorrow.

France at Home, a team of people who brought the first French market to the UK, will be at the high street of Lee-on-the-Solent with a number of stalls and refreshments.

We are delighted to welcome our friends from across the water to Lee-on-the-Solent.

Cllr Graham Burgess

The team behind the event is the only market group to be a member of the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce and Industry with most of the traders coming from the Normandy area of France.

Ward councillor Graham Burgess, who helped organise the market, is excited to see it come to Gosport.

He said: ‘We are delighted to welcome our friends from across the water to Lee-on-the-Solent.

‘This will be a real treat for everyone, as they bring such a wonderful range of things with them.

‘For example the food they bring generally includes regional sausages, cheeses, bread- fresh baked daily, patisserie products, olives and dried fruits, all of which are guaranteed to tempt your taste buds.

‘But as well as the delicious food, they usually include a range of items useful as gifts for others or treats for yourself, things like handbags, scarves, clothing, jewellery, soaps etc which all have that wonderful French flair.

‘We hope everyone will come along and support and welcome the group to the town, so they will want to return to our shores again.’

The market will take place between 9am and 5pm tomorrow.

There will be no entrance into Studland Road from the high street for the duration of the market and no entrance to the high street from the junction of Lulworth Road and Studland Road from 7am until 7pm.