Marché des Capucins

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The Capuchin market is the largest market in Bordeaux. Located in the middle of the historic center of Bordeaux, the Capuchin market is held every morning except Monday. It is a covered market in a popular district of Bordeaux between Place de la Victoire and Saint-Jean station.

The Capuchin market takes its name from the Congregation of Religious Beggars, founded in 1525 in Spolète, Italy, and attached to the Order of St. Francis. Upon their arrival, the Capuchins, who owe their name to the brown dress ending with a 'capuce', a kind of pointed hood. They strived to evangelize a new trading system back then and transformed this district into a place of trade.

The Capuchin market is the place of meetings and exchanges, a place of speech inhabited by the particular spirit of this village district in which merchants are proud to work and live there. This market rationalizes circuits by bringing together wholesalers around cities and creates retail markets in the center.

This food market welcomes 81 exhibitors who will offer you all kinds of products for your daily kitchen. It is called 'the belly of Bordeaux' for a reason.

How to explore Marché des Capucins?

  • The market is all about selling livestock by the first craftsmen settled there and whose business has been transmitted from generation to generation. Their category includes herbalists, shoemakers, roofers, carpenters, blacksmiths, and drapers.
  • Stroll among butchers, bakers, restaurateurs, butchers, chocolatiers, florists, cheesemakers, market gardeners, oyster farmers, fishmongers, and poultry farmers.
  • It is a great place to go on a shopping spree if you are in town long enough to want to store your fridge. It is also a great place to come for lunch because there are many stalls inside selling everything from canneles to tapas and fresh pasta to local specialties.
  • Everything you need for a picnic in town, you will find in this market.
  • If you want to see the most beautiful view of the market, go to the first floor of the parking lot and see how lively and colorful the market is.

  • imageDuration Required
    2 hours

Address of Marché des Capucins

Place des Capucins, 33000, Bordeaux, France

Opening & Closing time of Marché des Capucins

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday

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