Market Days and Public French Holidays


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.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Saint-Hilaire-du-Harcouet~Wednesday 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 A 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. A interesting  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. 2018

Thursday May 10 Ascension Day

Sunday May 20  Whit Sunday

Monday May 21 Whit Monday

Saturday June 14 Bastille Day

Wednesday August 15   Assumption Day

Saturday 1 November  All Saints Day

Tuesday November 11 Armistice Day

Thursday 25 December  Christmas Day