A complete listing in the region

Poitiers Market StallYou can’t live in or visit France, without experiencing the local markets and fairs, and Poitou Charentes is no exception. They are generally held in the mornings so be prepared for an early start as they tend to close around midday. You will find anything from fruit and vegetables to live or ready to cook poultry, as well as other household wares for sale. If you’re really lucky, you may even find a treasure or two!

Here’s a list of the local markets across the region, but it is not necessarily exhaustive, so if you find another market not listed or come across anything that needs changing, please email the editor.

MARKETS IN POITOU CHARENTES

Fresh food markets, including fish, meat, vegetables and cheese, are normally held in the morning from 8am – 12 midday. General markets may still have stalls open in the afternoons, check with the local tourist office.

CHARENTE (16)

Monday
Chalais – local produce and general goods

Tuesday

Cognac – Indoor market
Jarnac – local produce and general goods
Mansle – local produce and household

Wednesday

Cognac – Indoor market
Rochefoucauld – local produce and general goods
Ruffec – local produce and general goods

Thursday

Cognac – Indoor market
Aigre – local produce, fresh fish
Mouthiers sur Boeme

Friday

Cognac – Indoor market
Jarnac – local produce and general goods
Mansle – local produce and household
Ruffec – local produce and general goods

Saturday

Cognac – Indoor market
Rochefoucauld – local produce and general goods
Brossac – local produce and general goods
Ruffec – general market

Monthly

Rouillac – everything including livestock

CHARENTE MARITIME (17)

Every day

La Rochelle – Fresh fish and local produce

Tuesday

Chatelaillon – local produce

Jonzac – local produce and general
Rochefort – local produce
St Savinien
Saintes – general market

Wednesday

Pons – local produce and general
Montguyon – local produce
St Jean d’Angely – general market
St Porchaire – fresh fish and plants
Saintes – general market

Thursday

Montendre – local produce
Rochefort – local produce and general
Saintes – general market

Friday

Chatelaillon – local produce
Jonzac – local produce and general
Pons – general
Pont l’Abbe – indoor fish and local produce
Saintes – general market

Saturday

Pons – general goods
Rochefort – local produce and household
St Jean d’Angely – general goods
St Savinien

Saintes – general market

Macequeville has a night-time market from 6-11pm. Contact Saintes Tourist Office for dates
and more information.

Saintes – market venue changes, look out for direction signs

DEUX-SEVRES (79)

Tuesday

Bressuire – fresh fish, produce and general
Coulonges sur l’Autize – general goods
Lezay – large market, produce & general
Niort – general
Secondigny
La Creche
Vasles

Thouars – indoor fresh produce

Wednesday
Celles sur Belle
Chize
Pamproux
Mauze le Mignon

Parthenay – fresh produce and general

Thursday

Argenton Chateau – general
Brion sur Boutonne
La Mothe St Heray – general
Sauze Vaussais – large market, produce & general

Friday

Melle – local produce
Coulon
Mauleon
Thouars – large fresh produce & general

Saturday

Airvault – local produce and general
Magne
Champdeniers
Chef Boutonne – large general market
Moncoutant
Cerizay
Parthenay – local produce

Saint Maixent l’Ecole – indoor and general market

Sunday
Coulon
St Loup Lamaire
Thenezay

VIENNE (86)

Monday

Chaunay – general goods

Tuesday

Chatellerault

Loudun – general, produce & livestock
Civray – local produce and general

Wednesday

Mirebeau – local produce and plants
Montmorillon – fresh fish and local produce

Thursday

Charroux – local produce
Chatellerault- local produce
Gencay – local produce and general
Neuville de Poitou – local produce and general

Friday

Lussac-les-Chateaux – large indoor and outdoor
Civray – local produce and general

Saturday

Chatellerault

Montmorillon – general goods
Civray – local produce and general
Couhe – local produce and general
Chauvigny – local produce and general

Sunday

Neuville de Poitou – large market, produce &
general

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