The 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 2020 Christmas markets in the South of France.
When 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
Whether 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.
I have to say I am really impressed with the town of Mirepoix in Southern France and I would certainly recommend that you take a detour to visit the place. The central Place Marechal Leclerc in Mirepoix is certainly the most beautiful square I have seen in France and there are some really interesting shops in the narrow grid of streets around the main square.
Beziers 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.
The French Farmer's Market in Pezenas, South of France, is held every Saturday. It is one of the best markets for Organic food (Bio produce) in Languedoc. The Pezenas french Farmers Market features
If you love food, then the Wednesday market in Clermont l'Herault is not to be missed. Here at the market you will find the best olive oil, honey and goat's cheese in Languedoc.
Pezenas market is the best weekly French market to visit in the Languedoc region of Southern France. Pezenas market is held every Saturday and takes over the whole Pezenas town centre and offers a great range of regional Languedoc
Although 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.
Saint-Chinian market on a Thursday is mainly food, but also has clothes, fabric, books, plants, as well as lots of local producers. The market takes place in the main square of Saint-Chinian. Make sure you call in and leave with a car full of great
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.
If you are looking to get the lowdown on traditional foods to buy in France, then this popular French food tour in Montpellier is a great idea. Guided by a local food expert, Marine Dromard, you will discover some amazing French gastronomy. The food tour takes in the the beautiful historic centre of Montpellier, where you can stroll past food shops and browse the food markets, finding