Nouvelle-Aquitaine’s finest markets

Follow me, let’s take a stroll through the market. Closeness, choice, product diversity, just waiting to be discovered on our markets all year round. So, I’ve chosen a few of the region’s finest markets for you. Ready? Let’s head off and indulge.

Vibrant markets all year round

Fresh, local, organic produce, exceptional products, even a chance to meet and exchange with producers? A wonderful one-of-a-kind experience to enjoy in a friendly atmosphere! There can only be one place for that! Down at the market or, should I say, the markets, as every town has their own with their own particular style.
Issigeac in Dordogne, Brive-la-Gaillarde in Corrèze, Boussac in Creuse, Panazol and Vayres in Haute-Vienne, Monsempron in Lot-et-Garonne, Andernos in Gironde, Chauvigny and Les Hérolles in Vienne, to name but a few… there are so many great markets around, we can’t list them all here. But, here are a few of our favourite ones.
Royan and its central market, perhaps the most original given its “1950s” architecture, echoing this Atlantic Coast town. Royan market, open every day except Mondays, boasts some 150 sellers and around forty producers: butchers, fish sellers, wine merchants, greengrocers… In 2018, this market also ranked as 2nd finest market in France in the French TV channel TF1’s contest.

Les plus beaux marchés de Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Pau and its recently-renovated covered market with, of course, its fruit, vegetable, meat and fish stalls… but also with its tables for tasting, snacking, lunching… in short, indulging in great products. Open every day except Mondays, it’s Béarn and the Pyrénées’ new must-not-miss gastronomy hub.
Just like Pau’s covered market which has got a new lease of life, a breath of fresh air has hit a host of downtown markets:

  • Mont-de-Marsan and its redesigned covered market (aka the Halles de la Madeleine) where you can do your food shopping of course but you can also have a drink, delight in a slice of “Pastis” (one of the local pastry specialities), and even have lunch.
  • Bordeaux’s Halles Bacalan, near the Cité du vin: a new-generation market where you can sample and buy fresh produce.
  • Angoulême, with its glass and iron-made 19th-century covered market, right in the heart of the historic centre, a feast for the eyes.
  • Niort, with its Baltard-style covered market and its arcades, close to the medieval dungeon. Open every morning from Tuesday to Sunday. Oysters, goat meat, melons, Poitou goat’s cheese… the choice is yours!
    Although these markets are open all year round, others only exist at certain periods.

Les plus beaux marchés de Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Exceptional markets

From December to March is the period for foie gras and truffle markets, especially in Périgord and in Corrèze. Those held in Sarlat, Brive-la-Gaillarde and Tarrasson-Lavilledieu in Dordogne are amongst the most reputed.

Christmas markets: they have become a traditional event in the region’s main towns: from Limoges to La Rochelle, from Bordeaux to Biarritz and Aubusson.

Discover craftspeople, local producers, oysters here, chocolate and hot wine there in a scenescape of little wood chalets. Everywhere a festive atmosphere reigns supreme and often offers other activities (ice rink, toboggan run, funfair).

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Jardin du Château de Montréal

Towering above Crempse valley, a few kilometres from Mussidan and the A89, Montréal is a château from the first Renaissance (1535), built on an old fortress. The 13th and 14th century gardens, designed in the early 20th century with input from of Achille Duchêne, a renowned landscape designer in the Belle Epoque are spread on the ramparts of Château Montréal, with some parts still remaining today.

Enclosed with walls covered in white and cream roses and white clematises, the lower, Italian-style, garden is dotted with topiaries. It contrasts with the upper, French-style, garden, where the flowerbeds and boxwood benches highlight the outline of the ramparts, with two terraces, one with roses, nepetas and blue sage, the other with red and yellow dahlias. Outside, Montréal park has a star-shaped arbour. Partly destroyed by the storm in 1999, it had been replanted for your walks.

24400 ISSAC
- Pays de Bergerac, Vignoble & Bastides -
- Pays de Bergerac, Vignoble & Bastides -
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Apiculture Bio Chez Hervé Poirier

You can have a guided tour by an beekeeper

who has the organic farming label.

Guided tour with tasting: 45 min



Direct sale to this producer all year round:

• Production of various honeys: acacia,

linden, forest, heather, chestnut.

• Manufacturing of gingerbread, honey soaps,

honey beer, nougats,

all are organic products.

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- Pays de Bergerac, Vignoble & Bastides -
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Musée André Voulgre : Art de vivre et savoir-faire en Périgord

Come and discover the former property of the Voulgre family. Once a piece of vineyard and sheep meadows, its park is now a municipal garden of the town of Mussidan, pleasant and shady, with interesting species of trees. The Carthusian monastery is home to a museum dedicated to the art of living, to the know-how of the craft industry and to the evolution of Perigord society over the last 200 years.

2 rue Raoul Grassin 24400 MUSSIDAN
- Vallée de l'Isle en Périgord -
- Vallée de l'Isle en Périgord -
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Terra Aventura : Retour aux sources

Looking for Poi’z Zéidon, come and discover Terra Aventura. "Return to the Sources" is a treasure hunt trail in Eyraud Crempse Maurens (Laveyssière), a charming village with many sources of drinking or miraculous. With the 100% free App, you're ready for the adventure! You can also download the Terra Aventura trail (click here) or pick it up at the tourist office in Mussidan.

Le bourg 24130 EYRAUD-CREMPSE-MAURENS
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Château de Peyrel

A vineyard reborn

After much patient, meticulous and passionate work, Château de Peyrel was restored to its original winemaking vocation in 2013. Our wines are elaborated in keeping with traditional craftsmanship, preserving both the plant and its fruit, in order to produce natural products of the highest gustative and aromatic quality.

21 route de Peyrel 24130 PRIGONRIEUX
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Moulin de La Veyssière

A water mill dating back to the 16th century, the Moulin de la Veyssière is the last working oil mill in the Vern Valley at Neuvic sur l'Isle. Jacques Elias bought the mill in 1857 and for 165 years, the history, passion and know-how have been passed down from generation to generation. We produce traditional oils and flours with character: walnut, hazelnut, almond and peanut. A real living heritage, a place for living and sharing, a visit to the mill will take you on a journey through history and gastronomy. Enhance your discovery of the mill with a museum area and an educational orchard. Enjoy a gourmet meal in our shaded picnic area. At the end of your visit, you'll be offered a tasting session. Discover our gourmet shop in the mill's old bakery.

Quality artisan producer Collège Culinaire de France.

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