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Loire Valley Markets

Markets are part of everyday life within Centre/Val de Loire ( Loire Valley) with almost every town and village having their local marchés.

Vegetables at the market in Amboise in the Loire Valley

A visit here is not complete without a wander around the stalls sampling and taking in the atmosphere of French life. It is here you will come to understand part of the French psyche  - for as you wait to be served you might get a little frustrated with the apparently idle chatter between the customer and stall holder  - but if you stop for a moment you will realise that you can spare the time and they have got it right!

Tours flower markets held on Wednesday and Saturday mornings on the Boulevard Bérenger are worth a visit as well as the markets in Amboise, Descartes, Langeais and Loches.

Tours flower market in the Loire Valley

Markets in Tours

Several towns hold evening markets throughout the summer offering a delightful combination of street entertainment and music to provide an unforgettable atmosphere.

Some of the more popular markets in Centre - Val de Loire

Amboise weekly market stalls


Loches market fruit and veg stall











List of weekly markets



Angers, Montsoreau, Saumur, Blois, Amboise, Montrichard, Chinon, Descartes, Langeais, Orleans and Tours




Baugé, Candé, Doue-la-Fontaine, and Blois




Angers, Cheverny, Bléré, Bourgueil,L'Île-Bouchard Montbazon, Orleans and Tours




Angers, Fonteuraud l’Abbaye, Saumur,  Blois, Romorantin-Lanthenay, Loches, Montbazon, Orleans and Tours




Angers,  Saumur,   Blois, Bracieux, Chinon, Cormery, Montlouis-sur-Loire,Montbazon, Orleans and Tours and Tours




Angers, Saumur, Montrichard, Amboise, Bléré, Montbazon, Ste-Maure-de-Touraine, Tours Montbazon, Orleans,Tours and Vouvray




Saumur, Blois, Bourgueil, Chinon, Loches, Luynes, Montréser, Saint-Aignan Montbazon, Orleans and Tours

What is a brocante market?

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"Author: Jim Craig"