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Best of French Cheese

I visited La Bergerie. The little shop offers the best of French Cheese. Friendly English speaking... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
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Small but nice

Small market place with varied stall, not many shops but is very pretty place to visit. ATM at this... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2018
South Shields, United Kingdom
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
1 rue Gambetta, 17000, La Rochelle, France
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited La Bergerie. The little shop offers the best of French Cheese. Friendly English speaking staff, small tasting plates with a glass of white wine is the best! When you are in La Rochelle definitely a must visit

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Reviewed 2 October 2018

Small market place with varied stall, not many shops but is very pretty place to visit. ATM at this market place

Thank beverleyleighton
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We visited on a Sunday just prior to closing. These are the fab points: Fresh food/produce Busy with locals Beer and restaurants Great atmosphere Don’t forget to look at the building It is a really pretty building too!

Thank northants90
Reviewed 25 August 2018 via mobile

This market is fantastic with dozens of stalls selling fresh fruits, vegetables, bread, cheese, poultry, fish, meat, sweets - overtly organic, French items and straight from the farmers. We loved the cheese stall when you walk in the Halles, the guy was very knowledgeable and...More

3  Thank Benedikt1977
Reviewed 20 July 2018

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

2  Thank David S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

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 529arnes
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

1  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 MOseyMOseyMO
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