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Fontenay market

New market hall

The market hall is getting a new look

The market halls of Fontenay-le-Comte are finally open after 15 months of work. A new look to the building, with renovated market stalls. The market today looks great.

A market serving all the different neighbourhoods

The architecture of the halls combines elegance and modernity by integrating a gigantic glass cube with historic stone. Large windows allow ample light to enter, and offer a bird's-eye view of Place Chevolleau from the second-level walkway.

The renovation of the market is part of an urban development plan that extends to Place Chevolleau and Place Belliard. Awnings to protect the outdoor market stalls from the sun were installed on the rue des Draires. A footbridge has even been added over the Vendée river to facilitate access to the rear of Les Halles, from the various districts around the square, especially the Place des Maronniers.

What can you buy at Fontenay-le-Comte market?

Fishmongers, butchers, delicatessens, market gardeners, cheese makers, florists, bakers and pastry chefs have taken their place on the market stalls. We also welcome the arrival of new traders with Laotian and Italian cuisine on offer.


Garnish your market basket with a prefou roll, a dozen Marennes oysters, some Vendée ham and the local beans, known as mogettes. Don't forget your organic country bread, to enjoy with a fresh goat cheese. For dessert try a maraîchin custard cream or a beautiful slice of gâche de Vendée (a type of brioche) accompanied by a delicious bit of chocolate!

Market days in Fontenay

Les Halles market is open on Wednesday morning and Saturday morning. The Saturday market includes outdoor stalls on Place Chevolleau and Place Thiversay.

© photo credits : Ville de Fontenay-le-Comte