Valras market

Although not a good day generally for markets in Languedoc, the market at Valras Plage is worth a trip out. The fish stalls are excellent and you will also find plenty of fruit, veg, cheese, cloths, furniture etc. Valras plage is also one of our favourite beaches in the Languedoc.

 

best christmas markets franceThe best Christmas markets in France are to be found in the East (Strasbourg), North (Rouen, Amiens, Reims and Lille) and in the South (Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, Nice and Menton). Here we focus on the best Christmas markets in the South of France.

roquebrunAlthough hard to get to (from anywhere) Roquebrun is a real delight. Perched on the edge of the River Orb, this is a very picturesque setting within the Languedoc Regional Park. The Roquebrun market is held on a Tuesday (and also a Friday). The other reason to come to Roquebrun is that the local wine is excellent.

x pezenas market365Whether you're visiting the Languedoc on holiday or you're a regular visitor, then experiencing the local markets is a real treat. Buzzing with life, full of colour, aromas and sounds; the markets of Languedoc is where you will find some of the best local produce in the South of France. 

menton christmas market3Menton, France, holds a wonderful Christmas market and festival each year in the central Bioves Gardens. The Christmas market takes place from 1 December 2017 to 6 January 2018. The Menton Christmas festival is open from 10.00am through to 19.00pm each day.

nice christmas marketThe Nice Christmas market ("Le Village de Noel") is located in the central Jardin Albert 1er and incorporates an ice rink, a Ferris wheel and a lot of Christmas related food and drink. The market is themed around an alpine village and you will see the stalls located in 60 French mountain chalets and an alpine forest constructed from over 600 pine trees.

festivals south franceThe Languedoc region has some excellent festivals that perfectly sum up the relaxed way of life in the South of France. If you are visiting the Languedoc, then follow our guide to find the best Languedoc festivals month by month. From the obscure festivals dedicated to figs and apricots, to the large Languedoc festivals which attract thousands and thousands of visitors. From sporting events, through to music festivals and big street parties; we try and capture all the best Languedoc festivals to visit all year around.

beziersBeziers flower market in the allees Paul Riquet is held every Friday morning. The flower market is a real must and it is the best time to see Beziers. Stop in one of the cafes that line allees Paul Riquet and watch the market in full swing.

valbonne market366bValbonne is a popular location for markets in Cote d'Azur. Valbonne is an old fortified hill-town located in the hills above Nice and Cannes (both of which are 20-25 mins drive). Valbonne holds a weekly market every Tuesday and Friday at the Place des Arcades, the beautiful central square. In addition, Valbonne also holds a number of specialist markets throughout the year.

narbonneWhen everything else in Languedoc is shut on a Sunday, visiting Narbonne market provides you with a burst of life. Spread around the centre of Narbonne on either side of the canal, Narbonne market mainly sells clothing, leather goods, shoes, etc. But there is a wonderful indoor food market that is one of the bestin Languedoc. The food here is excellent, especially the cheese and pate.

aix christmas market366Christmas is a lovely time for visiting Aix-en-Provence - well actually it is lovely to visit Aix any time of year - but especially at Christmas because the Christmas market brings a real distinct atmosphere to the city. The 2017 Aix-en-Provence Christmas market takes place from 22 November 2017 to 31 December 2017.

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