Most French towns have a covered market called Les Halles. In Bayonne Les Halles form such an integral part of local life and are in such perfect harmony with the restoration of the old town that  it is hard to imagine that it was opened as recently as 1994.

The atmosphere here is lively and entertainment is guaranteed! On Saturday mornings the crowds jostle for space in and around the market.


The Baionan Kantuz volunteer choir has been bringing music to the market for the past 11 years. On the 4th Saturday of each month, the singing begins at 11am with a rehearsal in Place Lacarre followed by a performance in Les Halles from 11.30am to 12.30pm.

Local producers' market around the central market (Les Halles).

In addition, every Saturday there is a market of local producers. They set up their stalls in the square outside the central market on the banks of the river Nive and on the nearby bridges.

Every Saturday between 8am and 1pm, on the Carreau des Halles, Quai Roquebert, Quai Chaho and rue Pelletier, more than 60 producers offer seasonal products from their crops or farms: fruit and vegetables, eggs, cheese, charcuterie, bakery and pastries... and organic!

All this offer is complemented by non-food products.

Other markets in Bayonne:

Place du Polo-Beyris: Fridays from 8 am to 1 pm. Butchers, fishmongers, greengrocers... and there is even a food truck where you can have a bite to eat with a coffee.

Place des Gascons: Wednesday from 8am to 1pm. A varied market with producers, fruit and vegetable sellers, delicatessens from all over the world...but also clothes, jewellery and accessories.

Saint-Esprit district: Fridays from 8am to 1pm. Fruits and vegetables, grilled meat, jams and honey... to complete your shopping in the local shops.

Place du Marquisat: Food market.
Square Gambetta and Place de la République: non-food market (craftsmen and traders).

The fish shop in Les Allées Marines: Every morning, except Sundays, local professional fishermen sell their catch of the day. Depending on arrival and tide times, at the latest at 1pm.

The Sequé flea market: every Wednesday, from 4pm to 8pm, the Maison de Sequé market is the place to find fruit and vegetables, roast chicken, hamburgers, jam, honey and bread, among other things.

Antiques market: every Friday from 8am to 1pm along the Quai Chaho and the Roland-Barthes esplanade (on the side of the Nive). More than thirty professionals in the sale of second-hand goods set up their stalls for the delight of collectors and the curious.

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