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French market at it's best

There is every kind of food on this market, the peaches are bigger, in fact all the fruit is bigger... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
David S
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Southampton, United Kingdom
Great Market

This is a great market. There are many stalls outside the covered market. Inside the covered market... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brellie
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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1 rue Gambetta, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 3 days ago

There is every kind of food on this market, the peaches are bigger, in fact all the fruit is bigger and waiting to be eaten! I have never seen such a range of fresh fish that I have never seen before. The plants and flowers...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great market. There are many stalls outside the covered market. Inside the covered market there are so many varied stalls that is hard to chose which ones to purchase from. The quality of the products were astonishing. Around the covered mall there...More

1  Thank Brellie
Reviewed 3 April 2018

One of the great skills of the French is superb displays whether it is a shoe shop, clothing, delicatessen or a market stall. Here in this historical market it is all on wonderful display. A tip if you fancy great value shellfish before midday: at...More

1  Thank Arne S
Reviewed 10 November 2017

We always seek out the markets in towns we visit especially in France where they are extra good. We check out all the offers of fruits and vegetables against prices at home and enjoy the fish and meat selections Fish in a port city is...More

Thank Goldig
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

If you visit La Rochelle, this market is a must do, best days are Wednesday and Saturday. The range of fresh produce is mind blowing, the presentation is mouth watering. It must be one of the best in Europe. One visit is not enough, unless...More

Thank CarrRobin
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We ate in the bustling town centre market on our first day in La Rochelle. It really was crazily busy, in & out, more with people eating & drinking than market shopping. It’s an extremely picturesque market but if you don’t like crowds or noise...More

1  Thank Mo P
Reviewed 8 September 2017 via mobile

First visit to La Rochelle which was hampered by the amount of road digging that was taking place. All the parking places seemed to have been taken over by road mending equipment making it impossible to park in town. We parked about 10 mins away...More

3  Thank Destiny62
Reviewed 23 June 2017

The town market is only a 5 minute or so walk inland from the old port area (providing you don't get sidetracked in some of the many shops en route!!). There's a fantastic variety of stalls selling mainly fish, fruit, vegetables, meat, wine and the...More

2  Thank nnmercman
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

The market is located at the heart of the city. It opens daily during 12:00 midnight and 3:30 pm. Perhaps it supplies the local restaurants as well as residents. There are fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, cured meats, fresh meats, and - of course -...More

6  Thank Waverunner2012
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

We came having read other TripAdvisor reviews and were rewarded by the freshest seafood at the best prices of our trip to France. As other reviewers have said, the best way to experience the food is to find a table at one of the bars...More

3  Thank Yat-Soon Y
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