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The most beautiful markets of La Rochelle

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In La Rochelle, the most beautiful markets come alive all year round to the rhythm of the seasons. Come and fill up on Charente-Maritime products and feel the excitement of the market in the early morning. Here the conviviality is established even on the terraces of the surrounding cafés and one shares with pleasure the enthusiasm and the good mood of the shopkeepers.

Traditional market : les Halles

In the old town of La Rochelle, the Marché des Halles is more than just a place to go shopping, it is a tradition deeply rooted in the hearts of the people of La Rochelle. Since the 19th century, people have come here to find the best products of the region: from potatoes from the Ile de Ré to the Charentais melon and saltwort... A market of 100% local fresh products.

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Place du Marché Central de La Rochelle
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Place du Marché Central de La Rochelle
Poissonnier montrant un homard
Kamel Lahmadi
Poissonnier Marché Central La Rochelle
Jeune femme devant un stand sous les Halles La Rochelle
Les Conteurs
Sous les Halles du Marché Central
Vendeur de pineau, cognac et spiritueux
Kamel Lahmadi
Vins, pineau, Cognac et spiritueux
Allée du Marché La Rochelle
Les Conteurs
Place du Marché Central
Jeune femme achetant des légumes au Marché
Les Conteurs
Place du Marché Central
Pommes de terre de l'île de Ré
Les Conteurs
Pommes de terre de l'île de Ré
Poissonnerie sous les Halles
Kamel Lahmadi
Poissonnerie sous les Halles

Eat your oysters at the market

Some traders around La Rochelle’s central market have partnered up with the suppliers: buy your oysters on the market then immediately enjoy them outside over a little glass of white wine*!

*Alcohol abuse is bad for your health, consume in moderation.

Huitres au marché
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Ostréiculteur donant une huître
Les Conteurs
Présentation d'une huître ouverte
Les Conteurs
Terrasse autour du Marché Central
Loic Lagarde
huitre sur du sel
Bar André
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Practical information Marché Central

  • Every morning from 8am to 1pm
  • Wednesdays and Saturdays are market days, even in the surrounding streets
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in the covered market

Friendly market of la Pallice

Every Sunday morning, it's at the La Pallice market! Get on your bikes and head west of La Rochelle to discover this popular family market that all the people of La Rochelle love. Here you can find your favourite shopkeeper, meet a neighbour, family or friends... 

This very large market is largely divided into two parts, with on one side the street vendors selling clothes, accessories and objects of all kinds, and on the other, the food market and the small market halls. Stroll among the stalls, between the fruit and vegetable stands, the hawkers and the poultry cackling in their cages... We bet you won't leave empty-handed?

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Practical information La Pallice market

  • Every Sunday morning from 8am to 1pm
  • Wearing a mask is compulsory in the covered market

Summer market of les Boucholeurs

Here is a market which announces the beginning of the good weather in Châtelaillon-Plage. Every Sunday between June and September, you can marvel at the colourful stalls selling good local produce from the Charente. After buying your oysters in the oyster huts, complete your basket at the Boucholeurs market. Fruit, vegetables, sea salt, fish: you'll love strolling through the aisles while breathing in the iodine air.

Stock up on food and take a walk along the oceanfront promenade for a picnic on the beach.

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Practical information Marché des Boucholeurs

  • Open from June to September
  • Open every Sunday morning from 8am to 2pm

Village markets, the charm of a gustatory stroll

The markets in the towns and villages around La Rochelle are the ideal places to stroll between the stalls in search of inspiration for your lunches and dinners. In a friendly atmosphere, you will find local products that the shopkeepers will be happy to help you discover. Don't hesitate to ask them for their best tasting advice! 

Start your outing with a coffee on the terrace of one of the surrounding bistros, taking advantage of the mildness of the morning, before plunging into the joyous effervescence of the village markets.

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