Going to night markets (marchés nocturnes) in the southwest of France is one of the best ways to discover small villages in the region and to get a nice dose of French rural vibes.  During market days, the beautiful villages of the Southwest of France suddenly become very lively and festive. Complete with regional food stalls, music, and happy tipsy locals 🙂 

There are many markets taking place on a daily basis in the region but finding information about them is not an easy task. That’s why I did some research for you and came up with a relatively complete list of night markets taking place in Gironde, Dordogne, Lot et Garonne, and Les Landes. Not all the info regarding night markets exists online so consult your local tourist office if you want to attend one closer to where you’re staying. 

If you want more ideas for things to do this summer in the Bordeaux region check out my article about what to do this summer in Bordeaux. If you love visiting French markets check out my article about the best markets in Bordeaux. Also, if you want recommendations on what night market to go to you can join my Facebook group “Travel in the Southwest of France“, there are many locals there that can give you their opinion on the matter 🙂

Now let’s dive into the night markets of the Southwest of France. 

Night Markets in Gironde and Les Landes

Monday – Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), Talais (Every week Jul 18 – Aug 22 – info)

Tuesday – Arcachon (Every week until August 31 – info), Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), Parentis en Born (Every week until August 31- info), Soulac Sur Mer (Every week until August 31- info), Lacanau city ( July 19, August 2, 23- info), Biganos ( Jul 5, Aug 23 – info)

Wednesday – Arcachon (Every week until August 31 – info), Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), La Bastide de Monségur (Every week until August 31 – info)

Thursday – Arcachon (Every week until August 31 – info), Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), Audenge (July 14 – info),

Friday –  Arcachon (Every week until August 31 – info), Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), Lacanau Ocean (Every week until Aug 31 – info )

Saturday – Sanguinet (Every week until August 31 – info), Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info)

Sunday – Biscarrosse Plage (Every week until August 31 – info), Hourtin (July 3,10, 24 – Aug 7, 21 – Place de la Mairie)

Here you can find more night markets taking place this summer in Gironde

night markets near Bordeaux

If you’re planning to go to the night market in Arcachon, check out my guide to Arcachon for more info on what to do and see there. You can also check my article about the most beautiful villages in Gironde for more ideas for places to visit in the region.

Night Markets in Dordogne

Dordogne is the king of night markets! There are usually at least 3-4 different markets taking place daily in different villages all around the Dordogne department, you just have to choose the ones closest to you. You can find all of them on the websites of Bergerac tourist office and Perigord noir tourist office but here are a few honorable mentions:
Monday – Beaumont du Perigord, Montignac, Sainte Mondane
Tuesday – Eymet, Bergerac, Saint Amand de Coly , Monpazier, Villefranche du Périgord
Wednesday – Belves, Saint-Geniès
Thursday – Cadouin, Issigeac, Sarlat, Biron
Friday –  Le Buisson de Cadouin, Salignac
Saturday – Saint-Meard de Gurson (July 9), Audrix
Sunday – Monbazillac

If you’re traveling in Dordogne check out my articles about visiting Eymet and kayaking on the Dordogne river.

Night Markets in Lot et Garonne

Monday – Mézin (every week until September 5 – info)
Tuesday – Nerac (every week until August 30 – info), Monteton (info here)
Wednesday – Francescas (every week until August 31 – info), 
Thursday – Duras (Every week until September 1 – info), Lavardac (Every week until September 3 – info)
Friday – Lévignac de Guyenne (every week until August 26 – info), la Sauvetat-du-Dropt (every week until August 26 – info)
Saturday – Saint Sernin (info here)

If you’re looking for more ideas for day trips in the Bordeaux region here are a few other articles you might want to read:
The best beaches around Bordeaux
Day trips around Bordeaux – wine, beaches and villages 
10 day trips from Bordeaux by Public transport
A weekend in Medoc – Bordeaux wine tours
What to do and eat in Saint Emilion

You can also get plenty of tips on things to do in the Southwest of France via lost in Bordeaux’s social media accounts and email list, check them out here:

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