Night Markets in Languedoc

Among the many charms of the Languedoc are the night markets –  vibrant hubs of local life, offering a unique blend of culinary delights, artisanal crafts, and lively entertainment. If you’re planning a visit to this picturesque region, make sure to pop along to one and experience it for yourself.

As the sun sets over the rolling hills and ancient vineyards, the night markets come alive. Stalls brimming with fresh produce, aromatic spices, and delicious street food line the streets, drawing locals and visitors alike. From the tangy zest of freshly made tapenade to the sweet aroma of crepes cooking, every corner offers a new culinary adventure.

NIght markets in Languedoc

Les Nocturnes des Artisans de Pézenas

Wednesday & Friday 7pm – midnight (July & August) Place Gambetta

Pézenas, a charming town known for its rich history and vibrant arts scene makes the most of the warm weather during the summer months when the artisan shops and stalls in the historic centre are open late.

Les Estivales de Pézenas

Monday, 7pm – 11pm (July & August) Cours Jean Jaurès

Monday is an evening of wine tasting and gourmet delights in a friendly, musical atmosphere.

On the gourmet side, the producers from the Marché des Producteurs de Pays offer their local produce and dishes (grilled meats, cheeses, chips, seafood, oysters, seasonal fruit, ice creams, etc.). As for the tastings, 6 euros will give you access to 2 tastings from local winegrowers and a tasting glass.

night markets in Languedoc

Valras Plage Night Market

Monday 6pm – midnight (July & August) l’Esplanade Turcot

In bustling Valras-Plage, the night market is held along the seafront promenade, offering stunning views and a relaxed vibe. It’s an excellent place to find local wines, cheeses, and other gourmet treats, along with beach-themed crafts.


Saint Marcel sur Aude

Friday 5pm – 8pm (April to October)

Here, you can buy products directly from the producers and inquire about their production methods. Once you have visited the stalls and bought whatever takes your fancy, all that’s left to do is to sit back and enjoy the evening: a simple, friendly concert is given in the evening for the benefit of visitors, the locals and the producers themselves. Everything you need to spend a great evening with family and friends. Plus: the village square is closed to traffic, making it safe for young children.

night markets in Languedoc

Marseillan Plage

Friday 7pm – 11.30 (July & August) Place du Marché

Sunday 7pm – 11pm (July & August) Chemin du Pous

This market in Marseillan Plage is known for its festive atmosphere and variety of stalls. You can find everything from summer fashion to local delicacies. The lively crowd and beachside location make it a fun evening outing.

Marseillan Ville

Thursday 7pm – 11.30 (July & August) Esplanade du Port

Marseillan Ville comes alive on Thursday nights during the summer with this traditional and artisanal night market. There are lots of craft stalls, places to eat and entertainment too!

Saint Pierre la Mer

Daily 6pm – midnight (July & August)

At Saint Pierre la Mer there is not only a night-time craft market along the seafront but also a huge funfair with carousels and ponies for the little ones and thrilling rides for the older ones – a fun-filled family atmosphere with the smell of pancakes and candyfloss! There is quite often festive events like fireworks and concerts too!


night markets in languedoc

7. Marché Nocturne de Pignan, Montpellier

Monday 6pm – 11pm (except 19 August) Parc du Château

The night markets are held in the grounds of the château and every year, more than 2,000 people come to enjoy these evenings of local produce, wine, crafts, vide greniers and live music.

All around the dance floor, caterers and food-trucks will be serving up their specialities. Under the plane trees, local winemakers will be delighted to show you their wines. You’ll also find jewellery, textiles and other creations in the craft market.

The night markets of Languedoc offer a delightful blend of sensory pleasures and cultural experiences. They are a testament to the region’s vibrant community spirit and its rich tradition of artisanal craftsmanship and culinary excellence. Whether you’re a food lover, a craft enthusiast, or simply looking for an authentic slice of local life, Languedoc’s night markets are an unmissable part of any visit. So, next time you find yourself in this beautiful corner of France, make sure to spend an evening exploring the magic of its night markets.

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