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The region’s markets

Whether you visit the huge Saturday market in Dieppe or the smaller country markets, the experience is a must for anyone who wants to soak up the region and our local cuisine!

Saturday is market day!

Every Saturday morning, the streets of Dieppe play host to market stalls run by local farmers and street vendors. Voted the Favourite Market of the French in 2020, it is a must to get your weekend started right.

5 fruits and vegetables

a day

Fruits and vegetables account for most of the market’s changing colours over the seasons and make visitors want to sit down to a meal from the market. At a local farmer’s stand, potatoes just pulled from the ground are displayed alongside local tomatoes whilst three lush bunches of rhubarb inspire thoughts of home-made crumbles. Zucchinis and cucumbers look a little crooked, evidence of their small-scale cultivation. Depending on the latest harvest, the region’s farmers and market gardeners sell fresh fruits and vegetables throughout the year: apples, pears, strawberries, carrots, spinach, parsnips, winter squash, and the list goes on…

Smells like

cheese

To sample the region’s wares, venture into the streets of the town centre, around Saint-Jacques Church and on Place du Puits Salé, where farm-fresh products are particularly popular. Butter, milk, eggs, cream and chicken are brought in straight from the farm. And don’t forget about the many kinds of cheeses. Nowadays, Camembert needs no introduction. In fact, it all too often takes top billing over other local specialities which are worth a taste, like Neufchâtel, which has forged a solid reputation for itself, whether in a heart, log or brick shape. Be sure to take the time to stop, make your choices and chat with the producer. That’s what makes a trip to the market such a delightful experience.

Flowers, honey, watercress, mussels and more

So many temptations

As you go along, you will discover more and more wonders. Here, a florist has transformed the square into a fragrant, colourful garden. There, a beekeeper sells local honey, gingerbread and royal jelly. A little farther on, Clères watercress is the star, or maybe mussels from Le Crotoy, flanked by a few jars of glasswort.

Fancy some takeaway? Head on over to the rotisserie, where you can stock up on roast chicken or knuckle of ham, cooked in their juices, and other ready-to-eat meats. But Dieppe’s market also features traditional crafts. You can find haberdashery like in olden days, wicker baskets, herbal tea plants, natural soaps and cosmetics, local beer and cider, plus many shops selling clothing and linens. There are countless temptations to fill up your shopping tote.

The Dieppe Market is, first and foremost, an opportunity for a pleasant stroll through the streets of the town, meeting local producers, but also a chance to stock up on fresh, natural local products, so you can bring a little slice of our region back home with you.

Markets in Dieppe’s town centre:

  • Saturday morning, 8:30 am to 1 pm (food and street vendors): Grande Rue, Place Nationale, Rue Saint-Jacques and Rue de la Barre
  • Saturday afternoon, 1 pm to 5 pm (street vendors): Grande Rue and Place Nationale
  • Tuesday and Thursday morning, 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (small mid-week markets): Place Nationale

Markets

In the surrounding area
  • Wednesday morning: Dieppe, Janval district (Avenue Boucher de Perthes)
  • Thursday morning: Neuville-lès-Dieppe (Place Henri Dunant) and Arques-la-Bataille (Place Desceliers), 9 am to 12 pm
  • Saturday morning: Envermeu (Rue du Marché), 8 am to 12:30 pm, and Sainte-Marguerite-sur-Mer (Salle du Point de Rencontre)
  • Friday morning: Auffay
  • Friday afternoon: Offranville (Place Dasnias), 1:30 pm to 6 pm
  • Sunday morning: Luneray and Saint-Nicolas-d’Aliermont (Place de la Libération), 8 am to 1 pm