It is an activity that aims to be at the same time olfactory, gustatory, visual and sound … The markets, real fairs of fruits, vegetables, local products. You can taste the products and leave with the flavor of a typical cheese. The Arcachon Basin markets are real places to experience at least once. The little extra? Take a bike tour with DINGOVELOS!
Fruits, vegetables and local products, traditional markets
On the handlebars of a bicycle, whether electric or not, why not take a tour of the markets starting with that of Arcachon. Located in the halls, it is located in the heart of the city and is a traditional market in the region. Strolling between the stalls of fruit and vegetables but especially freshly caught fish and seafood is a real pleasure. And why not stop for a coffee in one of the few bistros that surround the square.
Next, using the Arcachon Basin network of cycle paths, the next stop is La Teste de Buch market, a must in the region. It’s a safe bet that this bike ride will whet the appetite of the greediest. Indeed the different early vegetables, fishmongers, butchers have something to delight the taste buds. Among them are also stalls of leather goods, textiles and shoes.
The next destination is the Gujan-Mestras municipal market. Indeed it is perfect for stopping to taste some local products. There are good local and fresh products to accompany the next meal. All you have to do is turn around towards Arcachon to enjoy your shopping.
Nocturnes and crafts, pleasure markets
The Basin is full of little things to discover. On an excursion to the region for several days, this is an opportunity to discover the markets in another form. The city of Arcachon organizes night markets every summer. The weather is good, the air is mild and it’s a good time for a bike ride.
On the Place des Marquises in the starlight takes place the night market. Local producers and entertainment immerse visitors in a peaceful atmosphere. Note that Thursday evening, the night is dedicated to creative craftsmen. Jewelry and other creations made by artisans embellish the aisles to make visitors dream.
The next evening a stopover in Lège-Cap-Ferret may be a good idea to discover the night market. Craftsmen, producers and traders meet there in a friendly atmosphere and offer local products to taste on site.
Finally, if to participate in an event mixing culture and tradition, head to the famous Noctamb (o) uches at La Teste de Buch. This is the place to have fun with local dishes.
Useful information :
Arcachon: market open from Tuesday to Sunday, from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. / Arcachon night market: from July 14 to August 20 at 7 p.m.
La Teste de Buch: market open from Tuesday to Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. & organic market on Friday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Gujan-Mestras: market open Wednesday and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Lège-Cap-Ferret: market every evening from 7 p.m.
The Noctamb(o)uche of la Teste : July 18, 2020