We live in Folkestone and every Thursday there is a market in the precinct with a French Presence.
I bought 3 bagettes, 3 pain au choc, 3 pain au raisin, 3 sausage( wild boar, duck and something else :( ) and a round of le Capipontain from Normandy. Really nice stuff but expensive. I'm not sure but I think they get free passage across.
It's not something I do every week and considering the time of year I thought It would be nice to have something a bit better than my local supermarket stuff. UK supermarkets have outlets in Calais and (Boulogne I think) to cater for the booze cruisers so it seems to work both ways, well sort of.
There is a far superior French market at the West Cross shopping centre.It's on the Manston road between Sandwich and Margate, well worth a visit but I don't know the frequency. Find out when the next one is; makes a lovely Sunday out.
Went to a French market in Chepstow in mid-summer temperatures. The chocolate was melting and all the food was expensive. The stall holders seemed mostly Breton, is this a development of the onion sellers on a bicycle?
I believe it was something to do with Town Coucil/tourist/brighten_the_place_up_week.