In our opinion, the Saint-Sauveur market is one of the week’s top markets. It’s a place to buy fresh, local produce, but is also the ideal spot to pick up a few items from the antiques-dealers’ stalls. Every Friday, people set off with their baskets and browse the stalls on Place Saint-Sauveur, in Rue Pémagnie and Les Fossées Saint-Julien in search of bargains. Coming with us?

Fresh, local produce

In Caen, we are lucky to be just a step or two away from the sea and to have a wide range of markets. For fish and shellfish, you can choose between spider crabs, scallops or a sea bass caught the night before, straight from the Ouistreham fishing port

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

As we continue our trip to the market, we come to the fruit and vegetable stalls. Here, lots of local market gardeners come to sell their week’s produce. The stalls are multicoloured and the nicely ripe tomatoes and strawberries look very inviting… Plenty of ideas for lunch!

Marché Saint Sauveur de Caen
Saint Sauveur Market in Caen – ©Caen la mer Tourisme / Les Conteurs

Further on, the Normandy cheeses will make your mouth water. We have opted for a “crottin de chèvre” (goat’s cheese) from a local farm for lunch!

But before we leave, we mustn’t miss out on our favourite pastries, chocolate choquettes! We can start the diet tomorrow.

We like

  • The market atmosphere in one of the city’s most beautiful squares
  • Local produce filling the market stalls
  • Have a coffee on Place Saint-Sauveur before you leave.