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Local markets

For a truly authentic experience, don’t miss out on a visit to the region’s markets!

What could be better than strolling along colourful country market stalls? Under the cool shade of the ancient plane trees, local producers, craftsmen and souvenir sellers have set up shop, and their stalls overflow with luscious, fragrant Mediterranean fruit and vegetables of all colours, accompanied by sing-song southern accents and the gentle hum of cicadas.



 

Saint Chinian market ( Saint-Chinian )

La Promenade - 34360 Saint-Chinian

Every Thursday and Sunday along the promenade.

Nestled in the heart of the village of Saint-Chinian, the promenade plays host to bustling markets and festivals under the shade of its plane trees.

On market days - every Thursday and Sunday – it hosts numerous local or passing visitors, who come to stock up on local fruit and vegetables, cheeses, olives, oysters and other local or home-grown produce, while enjoying the hum of the cicadas and the local southern accents that sing through the stalls.

This market is famous for its local produce. You can also find flowers, clothes and crafts here.

All around are cafés and restaurants where you can sit back and enjoy the bustling atmosphere of the promenade.

In the summer, community associations offer guided tours to help you discover the village.

 

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Puisserguier market (Puisserguier)

Boulevard Victor Hugo - 34620 Puisserguier

Take a stroll along the picturesque promenade, in the shade of the plane trees, and discover a colourful, friendly market with a host of local producers selling their wares in local sing-song accents.

In Puisserguier, the promenade runs along the old city walls. The market here is smaller and more popular, but traditional in nature. It features lots of producers offering juicy, fragrant fruit and seasonal vegetables, locally-produced olives, oysters and regional cheeses, etc. Why not stop off at one of the cafés or restaurants, or take a tour of the castle or oil mill as a nice way of extending your visit?

Great for picking up some food, clothing, flowers or local produce.

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Capestang market (Capestang)

Place Jean Jaurès - 34310 Capestang

Lying under the shade of the plane trees and at the foot of the Saint Etienne collegiate church, the Capestang market comes to life every Wednesday and Sunday mornings from 7am to 1.30pm in the Place Jean Jaurès. You’ll find all sorts at Capestang, ranging from the bookseller to the street vendor selling clothes, not to mention vegetable producers and producers of mountain cured meats and pre-prepared dishes, etc.

Every Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 am to 1 pm, a fruit and vegetable producer also runs a stall in the covered market to offer the very best seasonal Mediterranean produce.

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