More than a place to shop for fresh groceries, a market is a wonderful opportunity to meet people and get insights on local life. Marennes-Oléron has numerous buzzing markets located either in the malls or on the streets. The stalls are full of high quality goods and the sellers are always a good source of information if you are wondering how to cook a particular fish or vegetable you have never tasted before.

In Oléron colourful markets take place every morning.

In Saint-Denis d'Oléron, there is a market at place Charles de Gaulles on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. In La Brée les Bains, the market is easy to find since it is situated at place du marché on Wednesday, Friday, Sunday and bank holidays. Explore the island's scents and flavours..

The stalls abound with simply mouth watering goods at the beautiful mall in Saint-Georges d'Oléron, Chéray Market (on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday) Domino and Le Grand-Village-Plage.

In Saint-Pierre d'Oléron the market spreads on rue du 11 novembre on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday.

In La Côtinière, you can fill your basket on Avenue du Port while fish lovers head to place Victorine between 4 and 8 pm.

Where else on the island can you find food markets ? In Dolus d'Oléron, on the pedestrian street and place de la Poste (from Easter until June 15 on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday ; from September 16 until Easter, Tuesdays and Saturdays), at place de la République in Château d'Oléron (except on Monday), at place des Filles de la Sagesse in Saint-Trojan-les-Bains (Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays).

In Marennes the market is Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays in and around the mall where a vast number of local producers set up stalls everyday in July and August. There are also year-round markets in Nieulle-sur-Seudre on Friday, in Le Gua on Sunday and in Bourcefranc-Le Chapus on Wednesday and Sunday.

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