01 July 31 August 2024


Night markets, a summer tradition around Royan

On summer evenings at the Destination Royan Atlantique, the stands light up: a change of atmosphere after the morning markets. We stroll, we walk side-by-side in the aisles of night markets. We are waiting for the good idea of ​​a souvenir to take home or a gift for the less fortunate who have stayed at home. Your choice: the local product that you won't find elsewhere, the craft creation that catches your eye, the little toy to please...

Night markets - Saint Palais

An idea for a family outing in the middle of the stands

We took advantage of the sun, the sand and also the sea… But what to do after the beach? We go home, we take a shower and an aperitif. But the day is not over. We go out to enjoy what Royan and its surroundings have to offer in the evening. Your choice: a restaurant, a bar, a merry-go-round, a concert or even… a night market!

Both art and terroir, the night markets in Charente-Maritime offer something to please young and old alike: craft creations, jewellery, clothing, toys, sweets, local produce… The most skilful hands in the region have worked all the elements: wood, earth, iron, leather, glass, shells… Merchants hail you from stand to stand. They make you touch, taste, try... You will be amazed by the eyes, the ears and also the taste buds! We thus experience moments of encounters and moments of exchange.

La Palmyre night market

Where to find the night markets?

In summer, seaside resorts are even alive at night. The stands take place by the sea, near the beaches. You find them all along the coast: the Royan night market, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, La Palmyre, Vaux-sur-Mer, Ronce-les-Bains, Meschers-sur-Gironde. So take note and prepare your week: there are almost every night.

Also inland from Royan, the night markets live according to the entertainment. They accompany the rural festivals that dot the summer evenings in our countryside, such as the Fête du Pineau d'Savings, the Threshing Festival in Semussac… This is an opportunity to discover local and agricultural know-how. Sharing is in the spotlight here between locals and curious visitors.

Night markets - Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre is lighted up with lights between its halls and its port to host its night market. The stalls take advantage of this to remain open as long as the streets remain lively as for the Talmont-sur-Gironde candle evenings. Despite the crowds, the atmosphere remains intimate. Our “Most Beautiful Villages of France©” remain on a human scale and retain their charm.

The night markets are finally everywhere on the Destination Royan Atlantique. So there is something for everyone. There are also all sizes. They essentially have one thing in common: as soon as you stroll down their aisles, you feel like you're on vacation. Here, summer evenings are not a sign of the end of the day and offer something to enjoy before going to bed.

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