From north to south, the stalls are full of fresh and seasonal products that make the success of the original recipes. All year round, the food, fairground or producer markets invite you to stroll and discover.

More than just a walk, we dive into the lively atmosphere of markets. All the senses are awakened. First of all the smells intoxicate us, the colors surprise us, the traders challenge us. This is an opportunity to meet and discuss with local producers, farmers from the land and the sea. Greengrocers, market gardeners, cheese makers, oyster farmers, fishmongers... all are, in fact, passionate about their profession and enjoy having their products tasted. Under the halls, in the covered markets or on the open-air markets, you fill your basket to cook the soil with family or friends and take the time to meet at the table around a good dish. A whole art of living.

The central market of Royan

Thierry Avan

Every day from 7 a.m. to 13 p.m., except Monday from September 1 to June 30

Le central Market is one of the emblematic constructions of the city of Royan. With its round shape and its shell-shaped roof, the covered market was designed for circulation that facilitates encounters. Thus, we are almost certain to meet an acquaintance there! Since the 50s, people have traditionally come here to find the best products in the region. Wednesday and Sunday mornings are big market days. In a warm atmosphere, we sit on the terrace of a café, we taste a few oysters around a glass of Charente white wine.

In 2018, the Royan market was voted 2nd most beautiful market in France in the TF1 competition.

La Tremblade market

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Every day from 8h to 13h

In the city center of Tremblade, the XNUMXth century covered hall was specifically designed to accommodate the market, a rather rare approach in the region for the time. Here, we fully discover the local culinary traditions. It offers a wide choice of fresh and local products on its very lively market: fish, shellfish, oysters all year round, cheeses, charcuterie, greengrocers... From the food market to the fairground market on Saturday mornings, via the flavors market and creators in summer, we find our happiness while strolling between the stalls in a local and friendly atmosphere.

Cozes market

Thierry Avan

Every Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m.

The medieval halls of Cozes have the particularity of having preserved their wooden frame and their solid oak benches. The building was listed in the Supplementary Inventory of Historic Monuments in 1938. The current building still houses the market every Wednesday and Saturday. The Cozes market is a rural market, a place of meetings and exchanges, frequented all year round: warm in winter and effervescent in summer with the arrival of holidaymakers fond of local products and meetings with producers.

A large fair is held under the halls on the 1st Wednesday of each month from June to September.'

The Palmyra market

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Every Wednesday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 13 p.m., from 1er April to September 30

Like the open-air summer markets, the market in Palmyra is the unmissable meeting place for holidaymakers on Wednesday and Sunday mornings. There is a large selection of local products, handicrafts and souvenirs.

Arvert organic market

Unique in Charente-Maritime, the Halle d'Arvert welcomes all year round, on Fridays from 16 p.m. to 19 p.m., an organic food market on a human scale. There are certified organic producers: cheese makers, dairy producers, market gardeners, meat producers and herbalists...

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