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Food markets in Montpellier

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Food markets in Montpellier

Hi All,

I am planning to spend a couple of months in Montpellier around Oct-Nov 2009. I've been to this beautiful city once before, but don't know it well and would very much appreciate your help.

During my stay in Montpellier I shoped in supermarkets and the choice of fresh food was so poor that I assumed that French people bought their food elsewhere. So I decided that for my next visit I'll find out where :)

So, the main question: where are the farmers' markets? What are the differences between them, which ones have most choice, which ones are the closest to the town center or are easy to reach by public transport?

If someone can actually suggest 2-3 central markets - please provide me with the address so that I can look it up on the map.

Thank you!


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1. Re: Food markets in Montpellier

Hi, There's a food market in Montpellier on Esplanade Charles de Gaulle, near Comedie. Its most mornings, I think. Also all the out-lying towns have market days, once/twice weekly, where local produce is sold.

Peter, local Expert, will probably confirm the market days in Montpellier for you. B

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2. Re: Food markets in Montpellier

The best central markets are Halles Castellane on rue de la Loge and Laissac, place Laissac.

There are open daily from 7h30 until 13h00.

Also of possible interest is the Sunday morning market at La Paillade on the city's west side.

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3. Re: Food markets in Montpellier

Article about Montpellier markets : the-languedoc-page.com/articles/languedoc-ar…

Info on other markets in the area : the-languedoc-page.com/tourism/languedoc-mar…


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4. Re: Food markets in Montpellier

Thank you so much everyone! All the info is very useful.

Special thanks to Peter for the links!


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