Market Days in Poitou-Charentes


   Click on one of the departments to go direct to the list.





One of the great joys of living in France is a visit to the local market. I can almost guarantee that even if you go without the intention of buying anything  you will not come away empty-handed.

Civray Market 2005

The produce is superb. There will always be a stall selling the most delicious looking cheeses.  Then there are the fresh fish stalls with a vast array of seafood. Locally baked bread is great.  It’s also nice to get some veg from the guy who is growing his own produce.  Sometimes the carrots may not be so bright orange and the onions will be of varying sizes, but you know they were probably dug up that morning and you are supporting your local grower.

Apart from food many of the markets have other produce like clothing, handbags, toys and plants. I get all my plants for the garden from our local market- tomatoes, lettuce aubergines, peppers etc. They always seem to have  vast numbers of geraniums for sale….why?

To help you make good use of your local markets I have compiled four lists of markets, one for each department in Poitou-Charentes and they are organised into the days of the week on which they take place..  The places where they are held are listed in alphabetical order. It should be easy enough to follow. If you see any mistakes or omissions then please let me know but I think it is fairly accurate.

Click on one of the following to see whats on where.

MARKETS IN VIENNE;             MARKETS IN DEUX-SEVRES;                                        MARKETS IN CHARENTE;         MARKETS IN CHARENTE-MARITIME.

To see other photos I have taken click Alamy Photos


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