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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Pierre tremblante

Groups of rocks weighing certainlymore a thousand tons, the smallest measure about 20 m3. Two of the rocks are remarkable. The first has an ellipsoidal form very flattened and measures near to 11m long ; its a unsteady rock, and it's possible to make it swing. The towns people tell the story of how the rock was used in the olden days as a sacrifice rock. The second rock has a curious form of a boletus with a big stalk. They were reserved to the punishment of criminals. Could this be the place of the ruins of the old Oziac Temple ?

Le Temple 87340 SAINT LEGER LA MONTAGNE
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Medieval bridge

On the stream "La Couze". Bilt with big stones called "planchas". Just after the village of St Léger la Montagne, take on your right the road D78 direction St-Sylvestre/Grandmont and take the first small path on your right.

87340 SAINT LEGER LA MONTAGNE
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Eglise Saint-Pierre

This 12th to 15th-century edifice have a single nave in three bays. Two chapels in the second bay. The west front support the church tower. On the vaults, we can see fragments of mural paintings under the plaster.

87340 SAINT LEGER LA MONTAGNE
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The Miller Stone

It has a superb panoramic view over the Mazeau.

Le Mazeau 87340 SAINT LEGER LA MONTAGNE
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The church of Saint-Léger la Montagne

This 12th to 13th-century edifice was built in the commune which has the particularity to have 3 churches. Inside of the church : a statue of Saint Roch, armchair of the Prior of Grandmont. Outside of this edifice : repository table, medieval tombstone.

87340 SAINT LEGER LA MONTAGNE
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Plan d'eau de Saint Martin Terressus

D29 par Le Palais, St Priest Taurion. Dans St Martin accès fléché (400 m du bourg).

87400 SAINT MARTIN TERRESSUS
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