My boyfriend of several years, R, and I have spent a lot of time in France. I lived in Paris for 2 years too so the whole French thing is not new to me!
So this is where it all started, in the market in Beaune, in Burgundy, when I left town before he did but sent him back to the Saturday market to get a basket I was obsessed with (yeah, that's the right word!); incidentally it was my Eze basket GM.
Everyone uses baskets in Beaune and you see a wide range at the market on Saturday, which draws a large crowd from the region. I will post more photos of the market later.