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Dieppe (Seine-Maritime)

Over 50 stalls touting local produce and crafts line up along the quayside. Viewers of the French TV channel TF1 voted in 2019 this market the first-best in France so the chances are you’ll find something you like!

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In July and August - Quai Henri IV


Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue (Manche)

The little fishing harbour of Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue has a jolly evening crafts market. Saint-Vaast (pronounced ‘vah’) was voted ‘France’s Favourite Village’ last year by viewers of the French TV channel, France 2.


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In July and August


Saint-Martin-en-Campagne (Seine-Maritime)

This market is held every Friday in the summer months, and is accompanied by concerts and even fireworks on occasion. This highly popular summer market also boasts stunning views over the sea from the nearby cliffs.


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In July until beginning of September


Barneville-Carteret (Manche)

Barneville, with its long sandy beach and its wonderful stretches of dunes, is the perfect destination for a family holiday. Possible evening market every Tuesday evening as well as a range of entertainment.

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In July and August - Avenue de la mer


Cherbourg (Manche)

The town of Cherbourg-en-Cotentin holds evening markets on the quaysides throughout the summer, where local traders sell fresh produce and arts and crafts to the soundtrack of musical entertainment and concerts.


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In July and August - Quai de Caligny


Veules-les-Roses (Seine-Maritime)

Flagged as the ‘market under the stars’, this charming market showcases fresh produce from local farms in a typical Normandy town with a river said to be the smallest in France. Oh, and the sea is right down the road too!

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From mid-July till mid-August – Town centre


Bayeux (Calvados)

During the summer season the du terroir market fills the medieval streets of this famous town mercifully spared during the Battle of Normandy in 1944. Local artisans and food producers will be on hand to advise you how to part with your money and indulge in all that local Normandy produce has to offer!


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From mid-July till end of August - Parvis de l’Hôtel de Ville


Cabourg (Calvados)

This festive evening market in the romantic seaside resort of Cabourg takes place every Saturday throughout the summer months, and showcases local handicrafts, artwork and edible goodies, all right by the sea!


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In July and August - Place du marché


Port-en-Bessin (Calvados)

Port-en-Bessin is the number one fishing port in the Calvados département, and the market is spread along the quaysides against the backdrop of fishing boats. On Friday evenings over the summer, this popular evening market is also paired with fireworks over the historic nearby Vauban tower.


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From mid-July till the end of August - Quai Philippe Oblet


Caen (Calvados)

If you’re spending your holidays on or close to the Calvados coast, why not head for Caen? It’s got all the shops you could want, and twice a week there are markets, including a Friday evening market in the summer by the marina, which brings together local artisans and producers.


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From mid-July till the end of August - Quai Vendeuvre

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Dieppe market, France’s finest

Dieppe market, France’s finest

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