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Markets and flea markets in Bordeaux to visit on Sundays

To discover Bordeaux on a Sunday is to immerse yourself in a vibrant atmosphere where history and modernity intertwine with the aroma of fresh produce and the bustle of visitors. If you’re passionate about culture and local flavour, there’s no better way to explore Bordeaux’s markets and flea markets on a Sunday. And for an even more authentic experience, don’t miss the opportunity of a free tour of Bordeaux.

The 6 best markets to visit on a Sunday in Bordeaux

Bordeaux is a city that breathes history, culture and gastronomy in every corner, and Sundays are the perfect day to discover it through its markets. Each market has its own charm and offers a different experience. Get ready to be seduced by Bordeaux’s gastronomy, the talent of its artisans and the warmth of the people of Bordeaux.

Here are the 6 best markets to visit in Bordeaux on a Sunday.

1. Quai des Chartrons Market

Located on the banks of the Garonne in the Chartrons district, the Quai des Chartrons Market (Marché des Quais in French) is one of the most popular and beautiful markets in Bordeaux. This market has a wide variety of stalls offering fresh food, flowers, books and crafts.

The Marché des Quais is an ideal place to picnic by the river, enjoying the lively atmosphere and views of Bordeaux’s old town.

Fresh food and more

At this market, you’ll enjoy a wide selection of fresh foods including fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and freshly baked bread. You’ll also find a variety of high quality cheeses, cured meats and local produce. If you’re looking for something sweet, don’t miss the delicious homemade cakes and desserts on offer at the bakery stalls.

Handicrafts and hidden treasures

If you’re looking for unique items, the Quai des Chartrons Market is also the place to be. Here you’ll find stalls offering a wide range of handicrafts, antiques and second-hand books. Explore the stalls and discover hidden treasures you’re sure to love.

Sunday opening hours

On Sundays, the Quai des Chartrons Market offers a special experience. The food stalls are open from 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., giving you the opportunity to buy fresh produce and enjoy a delicious breakfast or brunch.

In addition, the food, craft and flower stalls are available until 4:00 p.m., allowing you to spend a full day enjoying all that this market has to offer.

Visiting the Quai des Chartrons market is another reason why Bordeaux is worth a visit. With approximately 70 stalls, this market offers a unique experience where you can immerse yourself in local life, enjoy fresh and authentic produce, and find unique treasures.

2. Capuchin Market

The Capuchins Market (Marché des Capucins) is the largest and oldest covered market in Bordeaux. It is open every day of the week, including Sunday mornings. Without a doubt, it is one of the must-do things to do in Bordeaux for food lovers, as it offers:

A wide selection of fresh produce, such as fish, meat, fruit, vegetables, cheeses and charcuterie.
Stalls specialising in gourmet products such as truffles, foie gras, wines and spirits.
Restaurants and bars where you can enjoy traditional regional dishes such as duck breast and entrecôte à la bordelaise.

Located in the Place des Capucins, the Marché des Capucins is a must if you want to discover the gastronomic richness of Bordeaux and take home some quality products.

3. Saint-Seurin Producers’ Market

The Saint-Seurin Producers’ Market is an organic market where you’ll find a selection of fruit, vegetables and local produce, as well as tastings and talks with the producers.

With around 19 stalls, this market is ideal for lovers of good food and organic produce. If you find yourself in Bordeaux on a Sunday, this market is worth a visit.

4. Neuf Market

At the Neuf Market, you’ll find around 17 stalls offering everything from crockery and trinkets to delicious food. This market is located on the Quai des Salinières and is perfect for those looking for unique and special items.

5. Saint Michel Royal Market

On the other hand, the Royal Market has approximately 160 stalls offering a wide range of fresh and local produce. Located on Place Canteloup et Meynard, this market is the ideal place to explore and discover new flavours and products.

Both markets are open on Sundays, making them a must-visit if you are in Bordeaux on this day of the week. By visiting these markets, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture of the city and enjoy authentic local life.

6. Pouyanne Market

The Pouyanne Market is a small but charming market that takes place on Sunday mornings. With around 10 stalls, this place offers a variety of local and regional products, including roast chicken, Réunion specialities, cheeses and fresh fish, and organic fruit and vegetables.

Located in the Saint-Genes district, the Pouyanne Market is definitely worth a visit if you’re in Bordeaux on a Sunday.

Other markets and themed fairs in Bordeaux

In addition to the traditional markets, Bordeaux also hosts themed markets and fairs on Sundays. Some of the most interesting are:

  • The antiques and collectibles flea market in Place Saint-Michel, held on the first Sunday of every month.
  • The antique and second-hand book market in the Place du Parlement, which takes place every Sunday morning.
  • The craft and design fairs, which are held regularly in different parts of the city, such as Place des Quinconces and Place Pey-Berland.

These are just a few examples of what you can discover during your visit. For a complete guide to what to see in Bordeaux in 4 days, be sure to read our detailed article.

Tips on how to enjoy Bordeaux’s markets and flea markets on Sundays

If you want your experience to be unforgettable, here are some tips on how to get around Bordeaux and enjoy the markets and flea markets to the full.

  • Use public transport
  • Plan your route
  • Carry cash
  • Get up early to avoid the crowds and get access to the best produce.
  • Bring a bag or basket to carry your purchases comfortably.
  • Ask the vendors about the products you are interested in, they will be happy to give you information and recommendations.
  • Try some of the region’s gastronomic specialities, such as canelé, oysters or Bordeaux wine.
  • Stroll through the streets adjacent to the markets, where you will find charming shops, cafés and restaurants.

Exploring Bordeaux’s markets and flea markets on a Sunday is an experience that captures the essence of the city. It’s an opportunity to connect with the community, enjoy the local gastronomy and take a piece of Bordeaux with you. We look forward to seeing you this Sunday to discover together the secrets of this magical city!

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