Every day of the week, discover colourful markets with a friendly atmosphere. Epicureans will appreciate the specialities of Normandy and the freshness of the fruit and vegetables, fish and seafood.

Local markets

From Tuesday to Sunday, find local producers and quality products on the markets of Caen la Mer.

Tuesdays:

  • Rue de Bayeux, Caen
  • Grâce de Dieu (Place du Commerce) in Caen
  • Ouistreham

Wednesdays:

  • Quartier Calvaire Saint-Pierre (rue de la Défense-Passive), in Caen
  • Quartier Venoix (avenue Charlemagne), in Caen
  • Thaon

Thursdays:

  • Quartier de La Guérinière (place de la Liberté), in Caen
  • Quartier du Chemin-Vert (avenue du président Coty), in Caen
  • Place du Dr Opois in Lion-sur-mer
  • Place du marché in Mondeville

Fridays:

  • Place Saint-Sauveur, in Caen
  • in Troarn
  • in Ouistreham

Saturdays:

  • Boulevard Leroy, in Caen
  • Quartier de la Pierre-Heuzé (place Champlain), in Caen
  • In Ouistreham

Sundays:

  • Saint-Pierre (Marina), in Caen
  • Ouistreham (from April to November)
Marchés de Caen la Mer
Légumes de saison sur le marché de Caen – ©Caen la mer Tourisme / Les Conteurs

Typical markets

The Ouistreham fish market

Discover the special atmosphere of the Ouistreham fish market. Every morning, fishermen and fishmongers are present in the market hall to offer you the fresh catch of the night: mackerel, sea bass, sole but also shrimps, mussels, cockles and clams! Enough to prepare a good meal directly from the sea and 100% local!

Marché aux poissons de Ouistreham
Marché aux poissons de Ouistreham – ©Caen la mer Tourisme / les Conteurs

The Saint Sauveur market in Caen

With your wicker basket under your arm, stroll through the typical Saint-Sauveur market in Caen. It is on the oldest square in the city that this unmissable market takes place every Friday morning. In addition to fresh and local products, bargain hunters can find what they are looking for on the second-hand stands. Don’t leave without passing by the cheese makers who will help you discover the famous Norman cheeses: Camembert, Pont-L’Evêque, Livarot and Neufchâtel!

Marché Saint Sauveur de Caen
Marché Saint Sauveur de Caen ©Caen la mer Tourisme / Pauline et Mehdi Photographie

The unmissable Sunday market

The most important market in the area is the Sunday morning market held on the port of Caen. Along the quay of the bassin Saint-Pierre, you will find merchants of local products, craftsmen but also seasonal clothes and other trinkets.

If you’re hungry, you’ll find takeaway stands from all over the world! So, are you more into couscous, Chinese noodles or “galettes”?

Le marché du dimanche matin à Caen
Le marché du dimanche matin à Caen ©Pauline & Mehdi Photographie

NIGHT MARKETS IN SUMMER

In summer, the towns of Lion-sur-mer and Caen organise night markets where you’ll find craftsmen and local produce to take home with you as a souvenir of your holiday.

The Lion-sur-mer night markets
Every Thursday evening in summer from 6pm on the sea wall.

Caen Night Markets
Fridays 12, 19 and 26 July and 02, 09 and 16 August from 5pm to 11pm at the marina.

Awaken your taste buds on the markets of Caen la mer