Markets in Poitou-Charentes

Find out when and where you can enjoy the pleasures of browsing through an outdoor market in the Poitou-Charentes for local produce, fresh fruit and vegetables and organic food...

There are very few towns or villages throughout France without their own markets so here is just a selection of some markets in the Poitou-Charentes area to start you off. Note that most markets are mornings only, closing around 13:00.

Click here for: Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres or Vienne, or scroll down the page:

Local markets in Charente (16)
Monday Chalais: morning market - streets of town are closed to traffic - general goods and local produce
Tuesday Cognac: in the vast indoor market area - general market
Jarnac
: in the town centre - general goods and produce
Mansle: in the town centre - produce and household goods
Vivonne: in the town centre -general market
Wednesday Cognac: in the vast indoor market area - general market
Ruffec: in the town centre - produce and general goods
Thursday Cognac: in the vast indoor market area - general market
Jarnac
: in the town centre - general and produce
Aigre: in the town centre - fresh fish and wine
Mouthiers sur Boëme: market at the Place du Champ de Foire
Friday Cognac: in the vast indoor market area - general market
Jarnac
: in the town centre - local produce and general goods
Mansle: in the town centre - produce and household
Ruffec: in the town centre - produce and general
Saturday Cognac: in the vast indoor market area - general market
Rochefoucauld
: market square - produce and general goods
Brossac: town centre - produce and general goods
Ruffec: general goods
Monthly Rouillac: 27th of every month, throughout town - a vast, fair type market selling everything from produce to livestock.
Local markets in Charente-Maritime (17)
Daily La Rochelle: town centre - fresh fish and produce
Tuesday Chatelaillon: on the main street - local produce Jonzac: in the town centre - general and produce
Rochefort: in the market place - produce
St-Savinien: morning and evening market
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Wednesday Pons: in the market place - large general and produce market
Montguyon: local produce, mornings. Bigger market with clothes and household goods 1st Wednesday of the month |
St-Jean d’Angely: centre of town - large general market
St-Porchaire: Small local market with fresh fish, oysters and a plant stand
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Thursday Montendre: produce market
Rochefort
: in the market place - general and produce
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Friday Chatelaillon: on the main street - local produce Jonzac: in the town centre - general and produce
Pons: in the market place - large, general market
Pont l'Abbe: Fresh produce and indoor fish market, morning only.
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Saturday Pons: in the market place - general goods
Rochefort: in the market place - produce and household
St-Jean d’Angely: centre of town - large, general market
St-Savinien: Morning and evening market
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Sunday Aulnay: morning market with bio stalls and British produce on sale
La Pallice
: large market of general goods Pons: in the market place
Saintes: outdoor market (location changes, look out for signs) - general goods
Night market Macqueville: has one of the few night markets open 18:00 to 23:00 - produce, general goods, and entertainment.
The dates vary, information available from the Saintes tourist office.
Monthly Saintes: First Monday of every month, large market across several roads in the centre of town for produce, clothing and accessories.
Surgeres
: Third Tuesday of every month, vast outdoor market for fresh grown produce and livestock.
Local markets in Deux Sevres (79)
Tuesday Bressuire: in the town centre - general produce and livestock (mornings only)
Coulonges sur l'Autize: general market
Lezay: in the town centre - Large general and produce market
Niort: in the town centre - large general market
Thouars: indoor market in the centre of town - fish, meat, poultry and produce
Wednesday Parthenay: 07:30-12:30 undercover food market. Plus 08:00-18:00 large, noisy general goods and produce market in the streets and market place
Thursday Argenton Château: general market, mornings
La Mothe St-Héray
: small, general market in town centre
Neuville en Poitou: large general market
Sauzé-Vaussais
: centre of town - very large general market
Friday Melle: In the town - local produce
Thouars
: in the centre of the old town, market hall and stalls - fresh produce and general household goods
Saturday Airvault: in the market square - general and produce
Chef Boutonne: in the town centre - large, general market
St-Maixent le Ecole: in town - local produce
Monthly St Varent: market on the 3rd Sunday of every month
Local markets in La Vienne (86)
Monday Chaunay: centre ville - general market
Tuesday Civray: in the town centre - general and produce
Chatellerault: market in town
La Roche Posay
: general market with food, clothes and household goods in town 08:00-14:00
Loudun
: throughout town - general, food and livestock
Civray: fairly large market in Place Charles de Gualle - fresh produce, clothes, textiles.
Poitiers: Morning produce market on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (near Notre Dame church) and in Bellejouanne
Wednesday La Roche Posay: small produce market open 08:00-14:00
Mirebeau: town centre - small market for plants and produce
Montmorillon: in the market square - produce (particularly mushrooms and fresh fish)
Poitiers: Morning produce market on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (near Notre-Dame-la-Grande church) and in the Zone des Couronneries (ZUP)
Thursday Charroux: Small morning market
Chatellerault
: market in town
Gencay
: in the town centre - general and produce
Neuville de Poitou: small general and local produce market
Poitiers: Morning produce market on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (near Notre Dame church) and in Clos Gautier
Friday La Roche Posay: small produce market open 08:00-14:00
Lussac- les- Chateaux
: covered and open markets in the market square - produce and rare, difficult -to-find fresh herbs (coriander and basil)
Dissay: at Place Pierre d'Amboise - produce
Rouillé
: in the town centre
Poitiers: Morning produce market on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (near Notre Dame church), in Bel Air Bellejouanne
Saturday Chatellerault: market in town
Chauvigny in the town centre - general and produce
Dissay: at Place Pierre d'Amboise - produce
La Roche Posay: small produce market open 08:00-14:00
L'Isle Jourdain: at place d'Armes - general market
Montmorillon: in the market square - general market
Vivonne: in the town centre -general market
Vouillé: in the town centre - general market
Saint-Benoit: in the town centre - general market
Poitiers: Morning produce market on Place Charles-de-Gaulle (near Notre Dame church)
Sunday Couhé: in the market square - general and produce
Neuville de Poitou
: large market for general and local produce
Fontaine-le-Comte: in the town centre - general market
Monthly Lencloitre: first Monday of the month in the centre ville - large general and livestock market
Couhé: large general market on the 28th of each month Coulonges: Monthly general livestock market at Les Hérolles on the 29th of each month (if 29th is a Sunday, market day moved to Monday 30th)
Charroux: Small market first Saturday of the month