10 Top Markets in Bordeaux You Must See

Smiling chicken merchant at a local market
Smiling chicken merchant at a local market
Photo of Jennifer Migan
15 August 2017

There are two ways to visit at a market: either you have a laser focus and know exactly want you want and show no interest for anything else, or your plan is to wander around and hopefully run into something you might like. Regardless what kind of market goer you are, you will for sure know what you want in one of the following 10 markets in Bordeaux.

Marché des Capucins

The Marché des Capucins went under a great transformation over the past few years. It is now a place where hipsters and people living in the neighborhood blend in a friendly environment to buy fresh food from local producers. On the weekend, it is a very nice spot to come for lunch with a couple of friends and enjoy one of the restaurants in the middle of the market and order a plate of oysters.

Marché des Capucins, Place des Capucins, Bordeaux, France

Marché Saint Michel

With the famous basilic overlooking the area, the Marché Saint Michel is the other symbol of this vibrant neighborhood. You should definitively drop by, get lost among the vintage items, visit the restaurants nearby and enjoy a great lunch with your friends.

The Saint Michel basilic overlooking the neighborhood’s market/© Jennifer Migan

Place Canteloup – Place Meynard, Bordeaux, France

Le Marché des tissus Saint Michel

Le Marché des Tissus is surely a place you want to visit if you would like to buy original fabrics at a very affordable price. Every Monday, from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., no matter what you like to craft, you will find something to bring home.

Saint Michel market/ © Jennifer Migan

Place Canteloup – Place Meynard, Bordeaux, France

Marché de Cenon

The Marché de Cenon is one of the oldest and most frequented markets in Bordeaux. Located on the Rive Droite, it is a good opportunity to come to the right bank of the Garonne river and walk trough the large selection of articles available. Don’t hesitate to bargain there, it’s part of this market’s charm!

Marché de Cenon: | © Jennifer Migan

Marché des Quais

You will love this open-air market alongside the Chartrons neighborhood. It’s a great occasion to walk around the most popular area of the city while discovering and tasting some of the region’s delicacies and a variety of crafted objects, books and even flowers. Every Sunday, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., come and enjoy the formidable atmosphere of this venue.

Variety of cheeses at one one Bordeaux’s local markets/ © Jennifer Migan

Marché des Quais, 142 Quai des Chartrons, Bordeaux, France

Marché Chartrons

The Marché Chartrons is exactly what you expect when you picture an intimate market and high-quality products. With only seven merchants in the whole market, you will certainly appreciate the warmth and dedication to providing the best regional products. If you can, visit the market on Friday and try some Spanish charcuterie and other great food from the Asian butchery. The Marché Chartrons is open from Tuesday to Saturday from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., on Thursdays and Fridays from 4 p.m. to 7.m.

Local producer working at his stand/© Jennifer Migan

Marché Chartrons, 2 Rue Sicard, Bordeaux, France, +33 5 35 54 24 35

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