City Center Market

La Rochelle

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City Center Market

The 19th-century covered market seethes with stallholders selling fresh fruit and vegetables, fish splayed on beds of ice, and meat. The building itself is worth the detour, but we suggest you come in and buy a few local specialties and fresh seafood, some of which you can even eat on location.


Shopping in La Rochelle's intimate Old town is a wonderful experience and you can find a large number of cute boutiques and craftsmen, nice antiques, jewellery stores, designer shops and of course all the usual retail chains. Les Halles is a very interesting and colourful indoor market, where you will find fresh food products, first-class fish and seafood as well as rare local and tasty goat cheeses. Also visit the Island of Ré for its open-air markets with local products and scrumptious seafood as well as many array of great shops.