With a population of approximately 5,000 situated on the coast, Sigean has much to offer. There are a number of excellent boulangeries, cafe’s (including a personal favourite), museum and even an African Wildlife Reserve.
There are open markets each Tuesday and Friday. There is so much on offer that the vendors spill over from the square and take possession of part of the main road.
The charming gentleman who showed Jan and I around the gallery is one of the four artists who displays his work there. He was kind enough to pose in front of a few of his paintings and to allow my camera to click away. One of the artists is a glass blower and has a workshop in the area so that could provide pictures for a future post?
To be honest, initially, Sigean was a town I passed through on the way to a few of the local beaches. It is also a place where I do quite a bit of my shopping. However, it was once I stopped for a café at La Rotonde that I became hooked. Back several years ago I fell in love with the atmosphere which reminds me of an 1890’s French café. This one has atmosphere and the people are charming. On your second visit, you are greeted as a regular. Three years ago they began serving lunches and dinners when the son took over the family business. The food is excellent and mom and dad come in to lend a hand a few hours a week. It is always nice to see them as well.
As I got to know Jan, my trips to Sigean increased and I began dragging her out of the house for a café. There is much more to Sigean so I imagine there will be another post about it one day.
If you want to know more about the café and some of the music events, and others, they host, you can find them on facebook.