During a vibrant event in Poole, a multitude of guests indulged in a variety of delectable French cuisine, immersing themselves in a Parisian-like atmosphere.

For the fifth consecutive year, more 30 market vendors hailing from different parts of Normandy descended upon the town, transforming it into a bustling French festival on September 11, 1999.

As the sun rose high in the sky, throngs of eager shoppers emerged, flocking to the quay from the early hours of the morning. By midday, the bustling waterfront was packed with hungry crowds seeking deals.

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The market was filled with a delightful mix of scents, from savoury cheeses to pungent garlic and warm, freshly baked bread, creating a tantalising atmosphere for shoppers navigating through the bustling stalls.

Market stalls were bustling with activity as the French baguettes swiftly disappeared into the hands of eager customers, drawn to the aroma of freshly baked cakes, croissants, and bread.

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Numerous guests found joy in perusing the array of stalls offering a variety of items such as upcycled glassware, delicate lace pieces, elegant jewellery, and cozy bedding.

Amidst the bustling marketplace, snippets of conversation in a mix of French and English languages resonated with traders and customers, sparking joy all around.

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Members of the Poole-Cherbourg twinning leadership team hopped aboard a vintage 1936 Parisian bus to strengthen the bonds between their respective regions.

Although the French market no longer runs, the twinning between the town and city continues to this day.