Markets

Antique and Flea Markets

Les Puces de MonstoreauThese are known as Les Puces (flea markets) and are a glimpse of days gone by in France, with some bargains to be had for collectors. The following fairs are regular events, special events are added to the Calendar.

1st Sunday each month
Antique market in the streets of Montreuil-Bellay.
2nd Sunday each month
Les Puces de Monstoreau — around 65 stands with furniture, books, lace, bric-a-brac along the banks of the River Loire.
3rd Sunday each month
Chinon holds an Antique market in the Promenade des Docteurs Mattrais (opposite the place Jeanne d'Arc).
4th Sunday of the month
Brocante du Théatre in Saumur — held at Place de la Bilange and Rue Franklyn Roosevelt.

Markets – Fresh produce

You could visit a market almost everyday if you wished! Markets are generally in the morning and finish by 1.00 pm.

Sunday
Langeais — a large bustling market near the château.
Bagneaux, Saumur — a small market on a Sunday morning.
Saumur — La Brocante du Theatre takes place in front of the Mairie in Saumur, close to the River Loire and the Old Town. (4th Sunday each month)
Monday
Château La Vallière
Baugé — an afternoon market.
Tuesday
Bourgueil — an event not to be missed. Good food and plenty of character.
Wednesday
Giseux — combines well with a visit to the château.
Vernantes — a small market with a good selection of stalls.
Beaufort — situated in the historic square with cafe/bars.
Fontrevaud l’Abbayé
Thursday
Chinon — good restaurants and an historic setting.
Le Vieil-Baugé — visit the site where there was a major defeat for the English in the Hundred Years’ War.
Le Lude — stalls amongst winding historic streets and a pretty château.
Longué Jumelles — a bustling little town worth a wander around.
Parçay Les Pins — small market in the afternoon.
Friday
Noyant — small, but full of local colour and characters.
Beaufort en Vallée — organic market in the afternoon.
Saturday
Saumur — some fine produce and interesting stalls, all situated in the old quarters.
Cande St. Martin — Marché Paysan every Saturday morning.
Baugé — “Produits de Terroir” market selling local produce.