Thursday evening, for its 4th and last night of the year, the Saint-Cyprien market in Toulouse was in full swing.
Difficult to make your way through the crowd gathered around and inside the covered hall. If the lucky ones take advantage of a few tables set up outside, you have to elbow your way to recover your plate of cold meats or foie gras. All in a musical atmosphere thanks to the DJ “Pat Da House” invited by the Samaran house on its open-air stand. Among the fifteen traders delayed until 11 pm, the Canac Domange creamery, the oldest lodge on the market, present for 58 years, is taken by storm.
Cécile, owner of the establishment and president of the association of market traders, is on all fronts. “As the holidays approach, it is an opportunity for everyone to get to know us and to promote good products. Saint-Cyprien is the best market in Toulouse! ”She says. Opposite, Les Petits Charcutiers, winners this year of the competition for the best sausage in Toulouse, are just as business. Coming from Lauragais and used to Victor Hugo’s nocturnes, Morgan is coming this evening for the first time to Saint-Cyprien “what I like here is the village spirit and the feria atmosphere”. On the square, on the other side of the barriers delimiting the market enclosure, Bruno and Emmanuel from La Poissonnerie and Fromagerie du Bonheur are also part of the party. Oysters, salmon tartars and cheeses, there is something for everyone “we also wanted to be there for our customers. It’s part of the life of the neighborhood, ”explains Emmanuel, who particularly appreciates its atypical character, which is at the same time friendly, family-oriented and supportive. Maryse Teyssèdre