During your stay in Vendée, do not hesitate to visit the local markets. It is possible to find souvenir items, local specialties and fresh products to prepare a good picnic. At Les Dunes campsite, enjoy a pleasant time with your family and benefit from the establishment’s star services. You will appreciate the comfort of the rentals and the quality of the facilities at the camping in Bretignolles-sur-Mer.

Here are the most beautiful markets in Vendée, as well as their opening hours.

The markets of Brétignolles-sur-Mer

Open from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • From April 1 to September 30: 6 days / 7 from Tuesday to Sunday
  • From October 1 to March 31: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday

Every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., Place de la Parée in Brétignolles-sur-Mer is taken over by artisans and arts creators for a night market.

The Sables d’Olonne market

  • The Arago market: Boulevard Arago
    Open-air fairground market on Tuesdays, Fridays, Sundays and public holidays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Food market open every day from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • The thatch market: Place Maraud
    Open-air fairground market on Thursdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Food market open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    July and August: food market open Tuesday to Sunday
    Closed on public holidays
  • The Cours Dupont market:
    Outdoor fairground market in the morning, Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • City center markets:
    Food market on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (rue Séraphin Buton)
    Food market on Monday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in July and August (Place Flandre-Dunkerque)

The markets of Saint-Jean-de-Monts

In this town, you can see two markets:

  • The Demoiselles market: open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., only on Thursdays in the Demoiselles district.
  • The large market of Saint-Jean-de-Monts: open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Place Jean Yole.

From April to December, the historic city center hosts a covered market. On site, you will find succulent Vendée specialties.

In July and August, the beach market is also open from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The markets of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

This Vendée commune has two main markets:

  • Place Kergoustin: open Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Place du Vieux-Port: open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

During the summer season, this city has 3 other markets:

  • A nightly craft market, open from 8 p.m. to midnight, located on the Marché aux Herbes and Vieux-Port squares.
  • An arts and crafts and producers’ market, open every Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., on the quay of Port Fidèle.
  • An atypical market with an aperitif theme, open Thursdays from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., on Place de la Gare.

The La Chaize-Giraud designer market

Every Friday evening, in July and August, La Chaize-Giraud welcomes artisans and artists from Vendée to present original creations. These works appeal to locals and tourists, and allow the latter to discover this village of character.


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