ANGELA BIRD'S
Northern France
What to do and see within 90 minutes of Calais

 

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MARKET DAYS IN NORTHERN FRANCE

Luckily for us visitors, the French still take their daily food purchases
extremely seriously. In the markets listed below you should find
a cornucopia of seasonal produce as well as many home-made or home-grown
specialities local to the particular area. (In hot weather it's a good idea
to take a coolbox in the car to keep your purchases fresh.)

 

Abbreviations:
59=numeric code for Nord département; 62=Pas-de-Calais; 80=Somme.
 
S = particularly interesting markets, spread throughout the town's streets;
 
Foire = a larger event, sometimes held once a month.

Unless otherwise stated, all markets are held in the morning, finishing around 12.30pm.

 

 

 

 

 

MONDAY
Audresselles (62), nr Boulogne;

Bergues (59) S;

Béthune (town centre Place Lamartine & Place
de la République) (62);

Camiers (62); 

Crécy-en-Ponthieu (80);

Grand Fort-Philippe (59);

Hazebrouck S (59);

Merlimont (June-Sept) (62);

Quend-Plage les Pins (15 June-15 Sept) (80);

Ste-Cécile (15 June-15 Sept) (62);

St-Pol-sur-Ternoise S (62); 

Samer (62); 

Le Touquet (1 June-15 Sept) (62).

 

TUESDAY

Amiens (food hall) (80);

Arnèke (very small)  (59)

Arques (Pl Roger-Salengro/Grand-Place) (62);

Bailleul (59);

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Place Claude-Wilquin) (62);

Bourbourg (59);

Calais (Place Crevecoeur) (62);

Le Crotoy (15 June-15 Sept) (80);

Desvres S (62);

Dunkerque (Malo-les-Bains) (59);

Étaples S (62);

Fort Mahon-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (80);

Frévent (62);

Lens (Pl du Cantin) (62);

Pas-en-Artois (v small; alternate Tues) (62);

Le Portel-Plage, near Boulogne (62);

Sainte-Cécile (mid June-mid July) (62);

Wimereux (62).

 

WEDNESDAY

Abbeville (last of month Foire) (80);

Ambleteuse, near Wimereux (62); 

Amiens (all day) (80);

Arras (Grand-Place & Pl des Héros) (62);

Audruicq, near Ardres (62);

Beaurainville (62);

Berck-sur-Mer/Plage (Place de l’Église) (62);

Bollezeele (59)

Boulogne (Place Dalton) (62);

Bray-sur-Somme (all day on first Wed) (80);

Calais (Place d’Armes) (62);

Dunkerque (all day) (59);

Hucqueliers (62);

Merville (59);

St-Omer (Place Perpignan) (62);

St-Valéry-sur-Somme (Pl du Jeu de Battoir) (80);

Stella-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62);

Villers-Bretonneux (80);

Wissant (62)

Wormhout S (59).

 

THURSDAY

Abbeville (all day; not last Th of month) (80);

Amiens (market hall) (80);

Ardres (62);

Calais (Pl du Marché Couvert/Place Crèvecoeur) (62);

Camiers (62); 

Cassel (59);

Doullens (80);

Estaires (59)

Fauquembergues (62);

Frévent (62);

Hesdin (62);

Lens (16 Sept-31 May) (62);

Marquise S (62);

Morbecque 2-7pm  (59)

Quend-Plage les Pins (15 June-15 Sept) (80);

Ste-Cécile (15 June-15 Sept) (62);

Le Touquet (62).

 

 

FRIDAY

Aire-sur-la-Lys (62);

Albert (80);

Amiens (market hall) (80);

Bapaume (62);

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Place Claude-Wilquin) (62);

Béthune (Place Lamartine) (62);

Boeschèpe (May-Sept, 1st & 3rd Fri 5-8pm) (59)

Cassel (May-Sept, 2nd & 4th Fri 5-8pm) (59)

Corbie (80);

Le Crotoy (80);

Étaples S (62);

Fleurbaix (pm) (59);

Fort Mahon-Plage (summer) (80);

Gravelines (59);

Guînes (62);

Hondschoote (59);

Lens (Place du Cantin) (62);

Lumbres (62);

Merlimont (June-Sept) (59);

Le Portel-Plage (62);

Watten (59)

Wimereux (62).

 

SATURDAY

Abbeville (80);

Amiens (all day Place du Beffroi; Amiens (Place Parmentier) (80); 

Annezin (62);

Arras (Place des Héros) S (62);

Audinghen (1 July-31 Aug) (62);

Berck-sur-Mer/Plage (Place de l’Église) (62);

Boulogne (Place Dalton) (62);

Calais (Place d’Armes) (62);

Calais (Place Crèvecoeur) (62);

Dunkerque (until 5pm) (59);

Fruges (62);

Laventie (62);

Lillers (62);

Montreuil-sur-Mer S (62);

Nieppe (59)

Péronne S (80);

Rue S (80); 

St-Omer (Place Foch) S (62);

Steenvoorde (59)

Stella Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62);

Le Touquet (62).

 

SUNDAY

Albert (80);

Amiens market hall till 12.30pm) (80);

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Place Claude-Wilquin) (62);

Boulogne (Place Vignon and Place Gambetta) (62);

Brèmes-les Ardres (summer) (62);

Condette (1 May-30 Sept) (62);

Esquelbecq (June-Aug, alternate Suns 10am-1pm) (59)

Hardelot (alternate Sun, Easter-Oct; every Sun July/Aug) (62); 

Hazebrouck, Mail St-Eloi (Apr-Oct, 1st Sun of month 9am-1pm) (59)

Lille (Wazemmes) (59);

Petit Fort-Philippe (? Summer only) (59);

Picquigny (80);

St-Valéry-sur-Somme (Place des Pilotes) S (80);

Stella-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62).

 

Dates are given in good faith, but no guarantee is given as to their accuracy
or of the size of the events mentioned. I have not yet managed
to visit every one! Visitors are advised to check with local Mairie or tourist office before making a special journey.
Any comments, amendments, additions or suggestions welcomed
(see link to Webmaster, below).

 

 

MARKET DAYS ARRANGED BY AREA
OF THE BOOK
in case that’s more useful...

 

 

Area 1: Flanders

 

 

Area 2: Boulogne, Calais etc

 

 

MONDAY

Bergues (59) S;

Grand Fort-Philippe (59);

Hazebrouck (59);.

 

TUESDAY

Bailleul (59);

Bourbourg (59);

Dunkerque (Malo-les-Bains) (59);

 

WEDNESDAY

Dunkerque (all day) (59);

Merville (59).

 

THURSDAY

Cassel (59);

Morbecque 2-7pm  (59)

 

 

FRIDAY

Fleurbaix (pm) (59);

Gravelines (59);

Hondschoote (59);

 

SATURDAY

Dunkerque (until 5pm) (59);

 

SUNDAY

Petit Fort-Philippe (? Summer only) (59);

 

 

 

MONDAY

Audresselles (62), nr Boulogne.

 

TUESDAY

Arques (Pl R-Salengro/Grand-Place) (62);

Calais (Place Crevecoeur) (62);

Le Portel-Plage, near Boulogne (62);

Wimereux (62).

 

WEDNESDAY

Ambleteuse, near Wimereux (62); 

Audruicq, near Ardres (62);

Boulogne (Place Dalton) (62);

Calais (Place d’Armes) (62);

St-Omer (Place Perpignan) (62);

Wissant (62).

 

THURSDAY

Ardres (62);

Calais (Place Crèvecoeur) (62);

Fauquembergues (62);

Marquise S (62);

 

FRIDAY

Guînes (62);

Le Portel-Plage (62);

Wimereux (62).

 

SATURDAY

Audinghen (1 July-31 Aug) (62);

Boulogne (Place Dalton) (62);

Calais (Place d’Armes) (62);

Calais (Place Crèvecoeur) (62);

St-Omer (Place Foch) S (62);

 

SUNDAY

Boulogne (Place Vignon and Place Gambetta) (62);

Brèmes-les Ardres (summer) (62);

 

 

 

Area 3: Etaples, Le Touquet etc

 

 

Area 4: Abbeville, Amiens etc

 

 

MONDAY

Camiers (62); 

Merlimont (June-Sept) (62);

Ste-Cécile (15 June-15 Sept) (62);

Samer (62); 

Le Touquet (1 June-15 Sept) (62).

 

TUESDAY

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Pl C-Wilquin) (62);

Desvres S (62);

Étaples S (62);

Fort Mahon-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (80);

Sainte-Cécile (mid June-mid July) (62).

 

WEDNESDAY

Beaurainville (62);

Berck-sur-Mer/Plage (Place de l’Église) (62);

Hucqueliers (62);

Stella-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62).

 

THURSDAY

Camiers (62); 

Fauquembergues (62);

Hesdin (62);

Quend-Plage les Pins (15 Jun-15 Spt) (80);

Ste-Cécile (15 June-15 Sept) (62);

Le Touquet (62).

 

FRIDAY

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Pl C-Wilquin) (62);

Étaples S (62);

Fort Mahon-Plage (summer) (80);

Lumbres (62);

Merlimont (June-Sept) (59).

 

SATURDAY

Berck-sur-Mer/Plage (Pl de l’Église) (62);

Fruges (62);

Montreuil-sur-Mer S (62);

Stella Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62);

Le Touquet (62).

 

SUNDAY

Berck-sur-Mer/Ville (Place Claude-Wilquin) (62);

Condette (1 May-30 Sept) (62);

Hardelot (alternate Sun, Easter-Oct; every Sun July/Aug) (62); 

Stella-Plage (1 June-30 Sept) (62).

 

 

 

MONDAY

Crécy-en-Ponthieu (80);

Quend-Plage les Pins (15 June-15 Sept) (80).

 

TUESDAY

Amiens (food hall) (80);

Le Crotoy (15 June-15 Sept) (80);

Frévent (62).

 

WEDNESDAY

Abbeville (last of month Foire) (80);

Amiens (all day) (80);

St-Valéry-sur-Somme (Pl Jeu de Battoir) (80);

 

THURSDAY

Abbeville (all day; not last Thurs) (80);

Amiens (market hall) (80);

Frévent (62);

 

FRIDAY

Amiens (market hall) (80);

Le Crotoy (80);

 

SATURDAY

Abbeville (80);

Amiens (all day Place du Beffroi; Amiens (Place Parmentier) (80); 

Rue S (80); 

 

SUNDAY

Amiens (market hall till 12.30pm) (80);

Picquigny (80);

-Valéry-sur-Somme (Pl des Pilotes) S (80);

 

 

Area 5: Albert, Arras & the Somme

 

 

Area 6: Bethune & the Artois

 

 

MONDAY

-

 

TUESDAY

Pas-en-Artois (v small; alternate Tues) (62);

 

WEDNESDAY

Arras (Grand’Place & Pl des Héros) (62);

Bray-sur-Somme (all day on first Wed) (80);

Villers-Bretonneux (80).

 

THURSDAY

Doullens (80);

Fauquembergues (62);

 

FRIDAY

Albert (80);

Bapaume (62);

Corbie (80).

 

SATURDAY

Arras (Place des Héros) S (62);

Péronne S (80);

 

SUNDAY

Albert (80).

 

 

 

MONDAY

Béthune (town centre Place Lamartine & Place de la République) (62);

St-Pol-sur-Ternoise S (62)

 

TUESDAY

Lens (Pl du Cantin) (62);

 

WEDNESDAY

Merville (59);

 

 

THURSDAY

Lens (16 Sept-31 May) (62);

 

FRIDAY

Aire-sur-la-Lys (62);

Béthune (Place Lamartine) (62);

Lens (Place du Cantin) (62);

 

SATURDAY

Annezin (62);

Laventie (62);

Lillers (62);

 

SUNDAY

Lille (Wazemmes) (59).

 

 

 

 

 

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