Market days in ‘Next Door Normandy’ are great fun and are enjoyed by tourists and locals alike. As you probably know, this is a wonderful opportunity to experience the rich and exciting French culture.
Be prepared to get up early, as markets open around 7.30 in the morning and close about 12 noon just in to time for lunch.
Some local markets near to us.
A 20 minutes drive from La Chatouillette. It’s a lively market and meanders through the streets of this busy town. You’ll find a vast variety of fresh regional produce on sale .
There are always bargains to be had and haggling within reason is quite a normal occurrence.
Flers- Open Wednesdays. Thursdays and Saturdays.
La Ferté-Macé – Thursday. A small market with a variety of stalls.
Le teilleul – Thursday . Another smaller market, set in the middle of the town
Vire – Friday mornings. This is an interesting, buzzing market, set around an old black and white building which fills the streets with atmosphere.
Sourdeval – Tuesdays. Another interesting but smaller market.
Villedieu-les-Poles – Tuesdays. This town is known for its Copper pots, pans, so combining a market day gives you opportunity to alsobrowse in the shops.
French Public Holidays. 2014
Friday April 18 Good Friday
Monday April 21 Easter Monday
Thursday May 1st Labour Day
Thursday May 8 V-E Day
Thursday May 29 Ascension Day
Sunday June 8 Whit Sunday
Monday June 9 Whit Monday
Monday July 14 Bastille Day
Friday August 15 Assumption Day
Saturday 1 November All Saints Day
Tuesday November 11 Armistice Day
Thursday 25 December Christmas Day