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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Guided tour of Nantiat

Discovery of the architectural heritage of Nantiat by one of its inhabitant : the church, baptistery 11th-12th centuries, menhir 'La Croix Paraud'...

Place de l'église 87140 NANTIAT
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Caval'Orée

Laurence offers ponie activity for children from 18 months. The horse riding lessons are for children from 8 years old, and no age limit for adults. Laurence can also give private lessons throughout the week on request, it is also possible to come with your own horse. The equestrian center pony club offers ten activities, some proposed initiation, others taught to the competition: dressage, jumping, cross, trec, endurance, vaulting circle, hiking, amazon, baby pony and equestrian games. Laurence also provides boarding horses (priority club riders wishing to acquire a horse) and removal. It is also a great specialist of riding sidesaddle, it proposes to make you (re)discover.

Lascoux 87250 SAINT PARDOUX LE LAC
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Visite Au fil d'alpaga le mercredi après-midi (copie)

Alice Gibaud vous invite à approcher ses quatre alpagas (espèces originaires d’Amérique du Sud) et à les nourrir au creux de votre main. Elle vous montre ensuite la façon de filer leur laine et vous fait découvrir la gamme de produits qu’elle réalise avec cette laine sept fois plus chaude que celle des moutons.

Vieilleville 87140 COMPREIGNAC
Du 21/05/2021 au 29/12/2021
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Les Sabots du Mas Massou

In its equestrian center, open all year, Carine offers a riding based on pleasure and discovery. Children are welcome from two years. Besides the activities of initiation and development for kids and grown up, Carine also offers pension horses, and walks with a donkey. Richard Smith’s club offers his services to the feet of our equine friends. Several subjects are taught (initiation and competition) to Les sabots du Mas Massou : the obstacle, dressage, trec, vaulting, hunter, hiking, polo, pony games, the donkey (hiking ). In 2011, Carine Places the pony club under the sign of western riding, then here we go!

Allée des cavaliers 87250 SAINT PARDOUX LE LAC
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Fishing pond of Cieux

This pond of 43ha is open from 16th of April to the 5th of November 2017 (for owners of the yearly license, it is open from the 1st weekend of Februar to the 17th of Dezember). The following fish species are to be found: carp, roach, tench, pickerel, zander, perch, grass carp, and sturgeon. You may go carp fishing but you have to release the fish afterwards into water. Angling and lure fishing (for carnivorous fishes) are allowed. Cars are not allowed to park near the water, just shortly to charge or discharge the materiel. The fishing licenses are sold at: the backery Chavannes (15 rue du 11 novembre 1918, in Cieux) and at the butcher Soury Franck (1 rue du 1 nombre 1918, in Cieux). The prices are: 18€ for a day, 22€ for 24 hours, 40€ for 48 hours, 55€ for 72 hours, 70€ for 4 days, 80€ for 5 days, 90€ for 6 days, 100€ for the week, and 320€ for the year.

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Les crinières de Chantot

Riding school on ponies and horses.
Celine PELLETIER, riding instructor BEES1 offers a personalized riding for :
- individuals lessons or in small groups (children and adults)
- During ethology, work on foot
- walking, hiking
- trips to the particular to make them work with their horses
- cleaning
- travel with their own ponies for birthday parties and other events
- pension for horses with possibility to work.

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