Night markets are a perfect way to discover small villages in the Southwest of France and get a nice dose of French rural vibes on the way. Le marché nocturne (a night market) makes even the most quiet village come to life! Stalls of regional delicacies, live music, and happy tipsy locals in a beautiful setting: an experience you don’t want to miss!
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.
Now let’s dive into the night markets of the Southwest of France.
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 about places to visit in the region.
Night markets on the Arcachon Bay
The central market of Arcachon city – Place de Marquises – from Tuesday to Friday, from July 4 to August 25 – see info here.
Claouey in Cap Ferret – at Place du Marché de Claouey – July 26 and August 23 – info.
Piraillan in Cap Ferret – Place du marché – July 19 and August 9 – info.
Andernos les Bains – Place de l’Étoile -July 19 – info.
Audenge and Biganos – July 4, 14, and August 22 – info.
*Check out other cool places to visit on the Bay in my article about day trips to Arcachon.
Night markets in the Medoc region
Soulac Sur Mer – Every Tuesday near Plage de l’Amélie – from July 4 to August 29 starting 18:00. See info here.
Talais – Place de la Mairie – Every Monday from July 17 to August 21 – see info here.
Lacanau city – Place de la Gaité – July 10, 24, August 7, 21- info.
Hourtin Plage – Esplanade du port, Avenue Jean Lafitte – Every Monday from July 3rd to August 28 – info. *this one is more of a creators’ market than a food market.
Hourtin (ville) – Place de la Mairie, on July 1, 9, 23, August 6, 28, and Carcas at Place du Foirail on July 27 and August 8 – see info here.
*Check out my guide to Medoc before going there so you won’t miss the best places to visit.
More night markets in Gironde
La Bastide de Monségur – Place Robert Darniche – every Wednesday from June 28 to September 6. See more info here.
Marcenais (near Bourg) – every Wednesday from July 12 to August 30 – info.
*You can find other markets in Gironde here.
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 where you’re staying.
Monday – Beaumont du Perigord, Montignac, Sainte Mondane
Tuesday – Le Bugue (which has a great morning market on Tuesdays as well), Eymet, Bergerac, Saint Amand de Coly
Wednesday – Belves, Saint-Geniès
Thursday – Cadouin, Issigeac, Sarlat, Biron
Friday – Le Buisson de Cadouin, Salignac, Les Eyzies, Brantome
Saturday – Audrix
Sunday – Monbazillac
Night Markets in Lot et Garonne
Wednesday – Francescas (every week until August 30 – info).
Friday – Lévignac de Guyenne (every Friday from July 7 to August 25 – info), la Sauvetat-du-Dropt (every Friday from July 7 to September 1st – info), Pays de Vianne (different location, on Fridays – info).
Saturday – Saint Sernin (info here)
Night Markets in Les Landes Department
Biscarrosse Plage – at Place Dufau – Every day starting at 20:00, during July and August – info.
Parentis en Born – Place du Général de Gaulle – every Tuesday – info.
Sanguinet – at Place du Marché – every Wednesday and Saturday – info.
Vieux-Boucau-les-Bains – at Grand’Plage parking – every Monday during July and August – info.
Capbreton – Rue du Général de Gaulle- This summer there will be a market taking place every couple of dates – see the events here.
Labenne -at Parking Manaoc – every Monday during July and August – info.
*Here you can find many more night markets taking place in Les Landes.
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: