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You can enjoy a relaxed stroll in the markets and take in the life and personality of the neighbourhoods where they take place.

Town Centre:

Central Market: Every morning (foodstuffs)
Street Markets: Wednesday and Saturday mornings (foodstuffs and non foodstuffs)
Friday afternoon market: Place de Verdun and Rue Gargoulleau (foodstuffs)
Flea market (professional sellers only): Place de la Motte Rouge and Rue Saint-Nicolas

Neighbourhood Markets:

All these markets sell both foodstuffs and non foodstuffs
Tasdon    Tuesday morning
Villeneuve les Salines    Wednesday morning
Port-Neuf    Thursday morning
Mireuil    Friday morning
Les Minimes    Friday morning in June, July and August
La Pallice    Sunday morning


Wholesale market: fruits vegetables and flowers
Périgny industrial zone

Crafts market

The seasonal crafts market takes place from 15th June to 15th September in various sites situated around La Rochelle's Old Port, and may be extended to fit in with local events:

  • Cours des Dames
  • Place de la Chaîne
  • Quai des Sardiniers
  • Square Valin
  • Gabut

The Jewellery market

The jewellery designer's market takes place on the Cours des Dames in La Rochelle on Whitsun weekend.
Organised by the Poitou-Charentes regional arts board in partnership with the town of La Rochelle, it brings together forty or so jewellery makers from all over France to display their skills and talent.

The potters' market

The Potters' market traditionally takes place on the Easter Saturday and Sunday on the Cours des Dames in La Rochelle.
Organised by the Association Argilités with the support of the town of La Rochelle, it brings together around forty potters from all over France to share their passion for their craft with grownups and children alike.


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