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Canet Plage Markets

We are travelling to Camping Club Mar Estang, Canet Plage in May for two weeks with our two children (4yrs and 10ths) and just wondering are there regular food markets near by.

Any other info you think would be helpful would also be much appriciated.

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1. Re: Canet Plage Markets

Local Markets

Monday: Canet-Plage (HS), Elne.

Tuesday: Canet-Plage, St Cyprien (HS)

Wednesday: Elne, Collioure, Canet and Argelès Ville.

Thursday: Canet plage (HS), St Laurent de la Salanque, St Cyprien village, Banyuls s/Mer.

Friday: Canet Plage (HS), St Cyprien-Plage, Elne.

Saturday: Canet Plage (HS), Canet Port, Céret, and Figueras (Spain).

Sunday: Canet Plage (HS), St Laurent de la Salanque, Perpignan, Banyuls-sur-Mer.

Markets are held every morning in Perpignan both on Place des Poilus and Place de la République. There is also a craft market held every evening from 17.00 during high season in Argelès Plage, at Parking les Plantanes.

Not sure if your visit in May would be considered High Season though - probably not.

There are other questions on the France/Languedoc Roussillion thread which you should browse for things to do/see in the region generally. I have stayed about 20mins down the coast in Argeles s/Mer so you can google Argeles and also St Cyprian Plage [which is the resort between Canet Pge and Argeles. Collioure is a scenic village beyond Argeles where the mountains meet the sea and famous for its beauty. Carcassonne is a medieval fortified town about an hour away. The Serignan Nature Park [open zoo] is about 40mins drive up the coast and may be of interest to the kids - but it is a little expensive. The little yellow train goes up into the hills almost to Andorra. La Jonquera on the Franco Spanish border [Spanish side] has supermarkets and oodles of giant size bottles of booze/shampoo and all kinds of stuff - cheap! anything else you think of - ask.

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2. Re: Canet Plage Markets

The food market takes place on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday in the center of Canet-Plage on the Rambla, in front of the Tourist Office. Quite a distance from Mar Estang.

On Monday there is a market at Canet Sud (closer to Mar Estang) but they mainly sell clothing.

On Friday in season, food market at the Harbor (in the opposite direction).

At the Village (3 km from the Plage) food market on Wed. and Saturday.

In addition, there is a Géant Casino supermarket at Canet-Plage and an Intermarché and a Lidl at the Village.

Edited: 12 March 2013, 07:49
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3. Re: Canet Plage Markets

thank you both very much. Im excited just reading your great info.

Im looking forward to the markets the most but i know my 4yr old boy will just love the "open zoo" and we heard about a dinosaur park too. Do you know anything about this place (we are dino mad at the moment)?

We are going to hire a car so we can do a little exploring so ill look up some of the other places you have mentioned.

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4. Re: Canet Plage Markets

The diinosaur park is located in Esperaza near Limoux. There is an African safari park in Sigean, closer to Perpignan.

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5. Re: Canet Plage Markets

Apologies - I said Serignan, it should have been Sigean. Here's the link - www.reserveafricainesigean.fr

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6. Re: Canet Plage Markets

There is no longer a market on Place des Poilus in Perpignan.

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7. Re: Canet Plage Markets

Thank you everyone we are staying also in mar estranged this June .. This has been very helpful feedback xx

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8. Re: Canet Plage Markets

I wasn't impressed by the quality of the food generally on offer in the markets at Canet-Plage when compared with what is on offer inland in markets in places little frequented by tourists.

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