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The most important markets and flea markets in Bordeaux

If you’re planning to visit Bordeaux, you can’t miss its iconic flea markets. Bordeaux’s flea markets are the heart of the city, where you can immerse yourself in the local culture, discover unique products and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere. Join us on this tour of Bordeaux’s most outstanding markets and flea markets, and don’t forget to sign up for our free tour of Bordeaux to learn even more about this fascinating city.

The covered markets of Bordeaux

Bordeaux’s covered markets are a must-see experience for any visitor. They offer a wide variety of fresh produce, from fruit and vegetables to meat, fish and cheese. You’ll also find local specialities and delicious ready-made dishes.

If you are planning a trip to the charming city of Bordeaux, the covered markets are a must. These local gems will allow you to discover the authentic Bordeaux culture and its quality products. Whether you have just a weekend or are enjoying Bordeaux in 3 days, be sure to set aside time to explore these spaces full of life and flavours.

Capucins Market

Also known as Capucins, the Marché des Capucins is Bordeaux’s largest and most emblematic covered market. Dating back to 1749, it was initially a livestock market, but over time evolved to sell a wide range of products.

With over 100 stalls, it’s the perfect place to start your day and explore the local gastronomy. Don’t miss the opportunity to try the region’s oysters and the famous “canelé”, a typical Bordeaux pastry.

The Capucins market, which many tourists call the ‘stomach of Bordeaux’, is a feast for the senses. Tradition and modernity intertwine every day.

  • Location: place des Capucins.
  • Products: variety of fresh and local products such as vegetables, fruit, cheese, wine, meat and more.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Friday from 6:00 am to 2:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 am to 2:00 pm.

The Galerie des Grands Hommes

Located in the heart of the city, the Galerie des Grands Hommes is a covered market that stands out for its impressive architecture and sophisticated atmosphere. At this Bordeaux flea market, elegance meets taste, offering a distinguished shopping experience, with gourmet shops and speciality boutiques.

  • Location: Place Grands Hommes.
  • Opening hours: Monday to Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm, with extended opening hours on Thursdays until 10:00 pm.
  • Features: shopping centre with a history dating back to 1819, including a Carrefour market and a variety of shops.

Les Halles de Bacalan

  • Les Halles de Bacalan is a modern covered market located in the Bacalan district. This market offers a wide variety of fresh and local produce, as well as food stalls to enjoy on site.
  • Location: 15 Quai du Maroc.
  • Recommendations: Ideal for enjoying oysters and wine after visiting La Cité du Vin. Also, you must try the famous “entrecôte à la bordelaise”, a grilled cut of beef with red wine sauce – you won’t regret it!
  • Products: local gastronomy with quality products at affordable prices.

Marché de Chartrons

The Marché de Chartrons is a charming covered market located in the emblematic Chartrons district of Bordeaux. It has 6 stalls where you will discover a wide selection of organic and artisanal products, as well as international food stalls. It is the ideal Bordeaux market to enjoy lunch or a snack while exploring the neighbourhood.

  • Location: place du marché (market square)
  • Atmosphere: popular and picturesque, offering fresh food, flowers, books and crafts.
  • Market days: Tuesday to Sunday 7:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Marché de la Teste

The Marché de la Teste is one of the oldest covered markets in Bordeaux. This market, located in the commune of La Teste-de-Buch, offers a wide variety of local produce and regional specialities.

You can taste fresh seafood, garden produce, cured meats, cheeses, wines and much more. In addition to the gastronomic offer, the market also has craft items and antiques.

  • Location: Rue des Halles, 33260 La Teste-de-Buch.
  • Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday 8am-1.30pm. Sundays from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Marché des Douves

This is a small and picturesque covered market located in the old town of Bordeaux. This market offers you a selection of fresh and artisanal products, while allowing you to enjoy an intimate and cosy atmosphere. It is the perfect place to enjoy breakfast or an aperitif while exploring the old town.

Another attraction of the Marché des Douves is that it hosts regular events and concerts, ideal for experiencing the culture of Bordeaux.

  • Location: 4 Bis Rue des Douves.
  • Opening hours: Wednesday to Friday 9am-7pm.

Marché Saint-Louis

Located in the heart of the Saint-Louis district, this covered market offers a wide variety of fresh and local products. It is noted for its lively atmosphere and its selection of regional specialities, such as “cannelé” and “Bouchon de Bordeaux”, a type of local sausage.

  • Location: place des Martyrs de la Résistance
  • Opening hours: every Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Marché Saint-Michel

The Marché Saint-Michel is a covered Bordeaux market located on Place Meynard in the lively Saint-Michel district. This market offers a wide selection of ethnic and exotic products as well as international food stalls. It is the perfect place to enjoy flavours from around the world while exploring the multicultural Saint-Michel quarter.

Bordeaux’s open-air markets

In addition to the indoor markets, Bordeaux has a variety of open-air markets spread throughout the city. These markets are a great option if you’re looking for free things to do in Bordeaux, as they allow you to get an inside look at the local culture, enjoy the welcoming atmosphere and enjoy fresh, artisanal produce without spending a lot of money.

Strolling through these Bordeaux markets is an ideal way to spend a morning or afternoon, while enjoying the colours, aromas and infectious energy of the vendors and visitors. Here are some of the most outstanding open-air markets:

Neuf market and Royal market of Saint Michel

The Neuf and Royal markets of Saint Michel are two emblematic places that attract numerous visitors every week in search of all kinds of goods. At the Royal Market, you’ll find everything from crockery and trinkets to furniture, while at the Neuf Market, you’ll experience a combination of exquisite aromas from the delicious food and colours that bring this space to life.

As of April 2022, these two markets have undergone a temporary reorganisation due to restoration work on the Flèche de Saint-Michel.

Neuf Market

  • It has 17 stalls.
  • Location: Quai des Salinières.
  • Opening hours: Monday 8am-2pm.

Royal Market

  • It has a total of 160 stalls
  • Location: distributed between Quai des Salinières (for non-food products) and Place Canteloup et Meynard (for food products).
  • Opening hours: every Saturday from 8am to 2pm.

Quai des Chartrons Market

Located by the Garonne River, the Quai des Chartrons Market is a charming open-air market held every Sunday morning. Here you can find a wide variety of organic and artisanal products such as fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and wines. You can also enjoy the pleasant atmosphere by the river.

  • It has a total of 70 stalls.
  • Location: Quai des Chartrons.
  • Opening hours: Sundays from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Thouars Market

The Thouars Market is one of the most charming markets in Bordeaux, offering an authentic and local shopping experience.

  • Atmosphere: Thouars Market is known for its welcoming atmosphere and its focus on fresh, quality produce.
  • Produce: you’ll find a variety of local products, from fresh fruit and vegetables to regional specialities and handicrafts.
  • Experience: shopping at the Thouars Market is an opportunity to interact with local producers and discover the authentic flavours of the region.

Marché des Quinconces

Located in Bordeaux’s majestic Quinconces Square, this open-air market is held every Sunday morning. The Marché des Quinconces offers a wide variety of products, from fresh food to second-hand goods and antiques. It’s a great place to find unique treasures while enjoying the festive atmosphere.

Marché de la Bastide

The Marché de la Bastide is a lively open-air market held every Saturday morning in the La Bastide neighbourhood across the Garonne River. Here you’ll find a wide selection of fresh and artisanal produce, as well as prepared food stalls where you can sample local specialities.

Marché de Saint-Seurin

The Saint-Seurin farmers’ market has an interesting history. Initially, it was established as an organic market on Place Lucien Victor Meunier. However, in 2018, it moved to a new location: Place des Martyrs de la Résistance, where it acquired its current name.

This charming market is held every Friday morning and brings together a varied selection of producers, both organic and conventional, with enthusiastic lovers of good food. Here you will find:

  • A wide variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, many of them organically grown.
  • High quality local produce.
  • Opportunities to sample delicious local produce.
  • A cosy atmosphere that invites to pleasant conversations under the shade of the majestic plane trees.

The Saint-Seurin Producers’ Market has:

  • 19 producers’ stalls.
  • Location: Place des martyrs de la Résistance, in the heart of Bordeaux.
  • Opening hours: Friday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Marché de Saint-Augustin

The traditional Saint-Augustin market, which has been held on Wednesday mornings for many years, has experienced major growth. As of 2021, this Bordeaux flea market has doubled its presence, opening its doors on Saturdays from 7:00 am.

In this charming space, visitors are welcomed by a welcoming group of around 12 traders, mostly local producers. With warm smiles and infectious enthusiasm, these vendors are eager to share with customers their impressive selection of fresh, high quality produce.

The dedication of these local producers is reflected in each of their products, guaranteeing an authentic and satisfying shopping experience.

The Saint-Augustin Market takes place in the picturesque Place de l’Eglise Saint Augustin, in the heart of Bordeaux. Hours of operation are:

  • Wednesdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.
  • Saturdays from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm (with emphasis on local producers).

Marché des Capucins (also has an outdoor area)

In addition to its covered area, the Marché des Capucins also has an outdoor area that stretches along the adjacent streets. Here you’ll find a variety of stalls offering fresh produce, clothing, household goods and much more. It’s a unique experience to immerse yourself in local life.

Bordeaux’s organic markets

Bordeaux also has several organic markets that focus on organic and sustainable products. Here are some of the highlights:

Organic Market des Quais

Every Thursday, the picturesque Quai des Chartrons is transformed into a vibrant organic market that attracts locals and visitors alike. Around twenty stalls line this charming riverside promenade, offering a tempting variety of fresh and sustainable produce.

Food lovers will find a real delight in the wide selection of organic produce, carefully cultivated by dedicated local farmers. From seasonal fruits and vegetables to artisan dairy products and freshly baked breads, every bite is an explosion of authentic, natural flavours.

  • With a total of 21 stalls, this market offers a diverse and exciting shopping experience.
  • Location: Quai des Chartrons, in the heart of Bordeaux.
  • Opening hours: every Thursday from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Marché de Saint-Augustin (Saturdays)

In addition to its regular market, the Marché de Saint-Augustin also has an organic market held every Saturday morning. Here you will find a wide variety of organic products such as fruits, vegetables, breads, cheeses and dairy products. It’s the ideal place to do your weekly shopping for healthy and sustainable food.

Markets on the outskirts of Bordeaux

If you venture beyond the city centre, you will discover charming markets on the outskirts of Bordeaux. Here are some of the highlights:

Lormont market

Discover the charm of the Lormont market, a hidden treasure nestled under the majestic structure of the Pont d’Aquitaine bridge. This picturesque market is situated in a privileged location, directly overlooking the serene waters of the river Garonne, offering a unique and captivating setting.

Despite being located outside the centre of Bordeaux, the Lormont market is easily accessible thanks to the innovative Bat3, the bus-boats operated by the TBM transport network.

Once you arrive at the market, you’ll find a welcoming array of 7 stalls, each offering a carefully chosen selection of fresh, quality produce.

  • Location: Place Aristide Briand, 33310 Lormont
  • Opening hours: Saturdays from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.

Bègles market

Wednesdays become a special day in Bègles thanks to its imposing market. Located on the Cours Victor Hugo, this market brings together around 60 regular and “passing through” traders, creating a lively and energetic atmosphere.

Strolling among the stalls, you’ll find a wide variety of fresh, quality produce. From seasonal fruit and vegetables to meat, fish and cheese, this market offers everything you need to create delicious home-cooked meals. There is also an area dedicated to organic products, where you can find healthy and environmentally friendly options.

But the Bègles Market is not just about food. You’ll also find a selection of household items, clothes, accessories and much more. It’s the perfect place to discover unique treasures and support local traders.

  • Location: Cours Victor Hugo, Bègles. To get there easily, you can take the Liane 15 bus and get off at the Barrière de Bègles stop.
  • Opening hours: every Wednesday from 7.30am to 1pm.

Bassens market

This is the most important market in the Bordeaux area. With 150 stalls (120 regular traders and 30 occasional traders), this market has become a reference point for lovers of good food and quality products.

  • Location: Place de la Commune de Paris, Bassens. To get there, you can take the Liane 7 bus and get off at the Lamartine stop, which will leave you just a few steps from this gastronomic paradise.
  • Opening hours: Sundays from 8am to 1pm.

Marché de Cenon

The Marché de Cenon is located on the Esplanade François Mitterrand in Cenon, a town near Bordeaux. It is an open-air market where you can find fresh, local produce.

Bourrec Market in Pessac

In the heart of Pessac, along the avenue Pierre Wiehn, is the pulsating Bourrec Market, one of the largest and busiest in the metropolis.

This impressive market brings together around 150 traders from the Gironde and neighbouring departments, creating a veritable festival of flavours, colours and textures. Prepare to be delighted by the flavours, aromas and joy of this gastronomic and cultural destination.

  • Location: 7-1 Avenue Pierre Wiehn, Pessac. You can take the Tram B and get off at the Pessac Centre stop, which will drop you right in the heart of the action.
  • Opening hours: every Sunday from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Marché de Talence

The Talence market is known for its friendly atmosphere and variety of local produce, offering an authentic experience of the region’s culinary traditions. If you are in Bordeaux and want to visit this market, it is an excellent opportunity to explore the local food and culture.

  • Location: avenue de Thouars, Talence, 33400.
  • Opening hours: every Sunday from 07:00 h to 13:00 h.

Exploring Bordeaux’s markets and flea markets is an unforgettable experience that will give you an insight into local life. Whether you’re looking for fresh produce, unique handicrafts or just enjoying the friendly atmosphere, these markets will captivate you with their charm and variety – don’t hesitate to include them in your itinerary when you visit Bordeaux!

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