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This is one of the best markets I have ever visited in my life

We visit Royan twice a year and the Sunday market is not too be Missed. Some of the best food I... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2018
Chester, United Kingdom
Great selection of local produce - Every day.

Fantastic experience for the visitors, especially on a Wednesday or Saturday mornings. The little... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
James M
Brechin, United Kingdom
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“fruit”(3 reviews)
“oysters”(5 reviews)
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Place du Marche Central, 17200, Royan, France
+33 5 46 39 56 56
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Reviewed October 14, 2018

We visit Royan twice a year and the Sunday market is not too be Missed. Some of the best food I have seen is sold here and the Market traders are very friendly to English people, particularly the man on the chocolate stall, his Orange...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

Fantastic experience for the visitors, especially on a Wednesday or Saturday mornings. The little "Marche Bar 33" serves lovely oysters in a leisurely atmosphere where patrons can rest and watch the world go by.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We bought VERY tasty paella, nougat, framboises and strawberries. Parking is just outside - paid but cheap. Unfortunately not a market where they sell 'tous produits': no clothes etc.

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Daily 7-13. Especially on Wednesdays and Sundays, you won’t only find all kind of market stands inside the iconic 50ies market hall, but also an outside market around it. A wonderful opportunity not only to shop, but also to try and have a breakfast or...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank trooper92
Reviewed July 12, 2018

This is a wonderful indoor local market with a wide variety of meat, fish, shell fish, vegetables, breads and Asian uisine, and cheeses. Everything is beautifully displayed and is local produce. There is something for everyone - such a wide variety of food. Prepared dishes,...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Anne L
Reviewed July 3, 2018

We visit lots of markets in France and this is one of the best, very well set out, good quality produce and well worth a visit. Only drawback with Royan is the problem of parking in the town in high season. We go in by...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Puzzlecombe
Reviewed June 24, 2018 via mobile

Really lively market on sunday. All fresh food from local merchants. Oysters allmost for free to be eaten on the spot.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

The Marche Cental is a large inside market with individual stalls holding nearly everything required by an innovative chef. From fish to meat, cheese to breads, specialty items, oils and vinegars, etc., you'll find almost anything you want for a gourmet cook. Parking is easy;...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Blondechick2013
Reviewed May 6, 2018 via mobile

I read about the Royan Central Market and was not disappointed. I visited on Sunday and there was a thing I could think of food, wine, crafts, art represented. The entire town seems to be visit which made it a party atmosphere at 10a. If...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank commanderspm
Reviewed September 1, 2017 via mobile

First thing that strikes you about the market building is it's shape. Like a massive clam shell. Mostly fruit and flowers outside. Inside is a cornucopia of fish, cheese, meat, fruit, vegetables etc. Lots of artisan foods. Nice way to pass a couple of hours

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Misspettie
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Response from commanderspm | Reviewed this property |
It’s mostly outdoors and yes, I saw many dogs there