Thanks to the various markets throughout the Vendée, local products are available all year round. Around Pays de Saint Jean de Monts, you will find general food markets, large scale markets, evening markets, markets for local produce, summer markets and markets which run all year round. Each market has its own particular features.

The Vendée markets: a real holiday experience

The markets offer a real holiday experience.

  • Fill your picnic baskets with good local produce from both the land and the sea
  • Try out some of the local specialities which may be unfamiliar
  • Chat with the friendly local producers who are passionate about their products
  • At the evening artisan markets simply stroll amongst the stalls, enjoy the music and find a souvenir to take back home with you.

The markets of Pays de Saint Jean de Monts, each one having its own features and entertainment, are a real Aladdin’s cave of products and include items “made in Vendee”.

Saint Jean de Monts holds its main market each Wednesday and Saturday morning throughout the year. Around the covered market hall and the stalls in the Place Jean Yole, you will find a wide variety of food, clothes and accessory shops to complete your shopping experience. Take a seat in one of the cafés and bars around the square, for breakfast or an aperitif, in the warm and friendly market atmosphere.

For those who truly enjoy local produce, come to the Local Farmers markets in Notre Dame de Monts, La Barre de Monts Fromentine and Le Perrier.  Why not eat lunch on the move with food from the different street-food trucks and dance along to the music?

If you’re looking for some souvenirs to take back home, come along to Notre Dame de Monts or Saint Jean de Monts. The evening markets take place in the main entertainment areas of both towns. Ice-cream, chichis, sweets and treats and clothes are also available.

Local products and Vendée specialities that can be found at Vendée markets

There is no use in fighting it – you will be unable to resist the range of produce offered by the local producers and artisans.

Find the hours and days for the markets in Pays de Saint Jean de Monts.

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