One of the great pleasures of a holiday in France is being able to browse at the local markets. As you wander, your senses will be aroused with the perfume of herbs and spices….here you will find quality fruit and vegetables at excellent prices, you can find meat, bread and cheese….in fact the perfect start to every holiday is to start it at the local Sunday market, meaning you can minimise on the amount of food you bring with you, knowing you can stock up on the morning of your first day (remember supermarkets are often closed on a Sunday).

These markets are for guidance only – please check they are still running before arranging your day around one of them!

Maine-et-Loire markets (Dept 49):

SUNDAY: Allones; Angers; Montsoreau; Saumur

MONDAY: Baugé (afternoon only); Beaupréau; Candé; Doué-la-Fontaine; Les Rosiers

TUESDAY: Angers; Chalonnes-sur-Loire; Cholet; Gennes; Montreuil-Bellay; StMathurin-sur-Loire; Thouarcé

WEDNESDAY: Angers; Beaufort-en-Vallée; Cholet; Fontevraud l’Abbaye; St-Lambert-du-Lattay; Saumur; Segré; Vihiers

THURSDAY: Angers; Brissac-Quincé; Chemillé; Cholet; Montjean-sur-Loire; Pouancé; Saumur; Le Vieil-Baugé

FRIDAY: Angers; St-Florent-le-Vieil (afternoon only); Saumur

SATURDAY: Chalonnes-sur-Loire; Cholet; Saumur; La Ménitré; Martigné-Briand

 

Loir-et-Cher markets (Dept 41):

SUNDAY: Blois

MONDAY: Blois; Montrichard (afternoon only)

TUESDAY: Cour-Cheverny (afternoon only)

WEDNESDAY: Blois; Romorantin-Lanthenay (all day)

THURSDAY: Blois; Bracieux (afternoon only); Mennetou-sur-Cher; Selles-sur-Cher

FRIDAY: Contres; Montrichard

SATURDAY: Blois

 

Indre-et-Loire markets (Dept 37):

SUNDAY: Amboise; Chinon; Descartes; Langeais; Tours

MONDAY: None

TUESDAY: Bléré; Bourgueil; Monbazon; Tours

WEDNESDAY: Loches (all day); Tours

THURSDAY: Chinon; Cormery; Descartes; Le Grand-Pressigny; Montlouis-sur-Loire; Tours

FRIDAY: Amboise; Bléré (afternoon only); Montbazon (afternoon only); Ste-Maure-de-Touraine; Tours; Vouvray

SATURDAY: Bourgueil; Chinon; Loches; Luynes; Tours; Montrésor

 

Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Loire Valley: