Reset Password

The Best Free Travel Guides written by locals
Your search results

The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy

Published on July 21, 2019 by Chris Robinson

The Gavray market happens every Saturday morning from around 8.30am - 1pm. It's not a huge market but is very much a focal point for residents. It's a great event for visitors to really experience rural village life.

Gavray market Normandy market

The majority of stalls are in the square near to the church. They are predominantly fruit and vegetable stalls offering a wide range of produce. They try and keep the food miles down by growing themselves or supporting local producers when possible. There's also very little plastic used so it's very environmentally friendly. You take along your own shopping bag or basket to transport your purchases.

Gavray market French market produce

I took all these photos yesterday (20th July). At this time of year the Gavray market is bursting with colour. Cherries, apricots, melons, nectarines and peaches are all in season. Tomatoes, avocados, celery and lettuce are great salad ingredients. The tomatoes really are flavoursome.

market produce summer market in Normandy

There are also a couple of fish and seafood stalls and a cheese van. Sometimes you can buy plants, honey and cider from time to time. A coupe of food trucks grill sausages which are served in a baguette or with french fries.

French cherries summer fruits at the market in Gavray

The shops, bars and restaurants are also open so it's very sociable event. A couple of the bars are opposite the market stalls so you can people watch while you enjoy a drink.

There's a smaller Gavray market held on Wednesday mornings near La Place du Champ de Foire. You can buy fruit and vegetables here. Find out when Normandy market days are here.

 

Meet The Author
Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
My Property
no thumb
3 bed Gite near Gavray, Normandy
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From €70 per night
Articles Nearby
The Wave Bristol - Opening November 2019 | Book Now
The Wave Bristol - Opening November 2019 | Book No...
From today the much-anticipated opening day of The Wave, Bristol, is available to book.  The first sessions for the general public start on 18th November 2019 and you can book them now.  The Wave is an inland surf destination that ...
Aug 21, 2019 , 0
Normandy Photos
Normandy Photos
Today is World Photography Day (19th August 2019) so it's the perfect opportunity to share some of my Normandy photos with you. These are all photos I've taken recently in Normandy. This shot was taken on an August evening in ...
Aug 19, 2019 , 0
Somerset Art Weeks Festival    21 Sep - 6 Oct  2019
Somerset Art Weeks Festival 21 Sep - 6 Oct 201...
This autumn it’s all about another very special festival in Somerset. From 21 September to 6 October the annual and ever popular Somerset Arts Weeks Festival returns, transforming the county into a showcase of creativity and innovation. This year marks ...
Aug 16, 2019 , 0
Visiting a Brocante or Flea Market
Visiting a Brocante or Flea Market
Visiting a Brocante or Flea Market can be the hi-light of any trip to Le Touquet and the Pas de Calais area. The street markets are great places to pick up a bargain or find that rare collectable. Visiting a ...
Jul 27, 2019 , 0
Places to Stay
no thumb
3 bed Gite near Gavray, Normandy
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From €70 per night
no thumb
Ferme de l’Eglise
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From €125 per night
no thumb
Band of Brothers House
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From €135 per night
no thumb
Tor Royal Farm
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From £45 per night
no thumb
Le Trésor de Montmartre
Home » The Colourful Gavray Market in Normandy
From €230 per night