- When is the market in Millau?
Let’s start with the practical side. Millau has not one, but two markets: a small one on Wednesday mornings, followed by a larger one on Friday mornings. Times vary according to weather and season. In short, all year round, early risers can go as early as 8 a.m. and as late as mid-morning in summer – around 10 a.m. – to get around fairly easily; after that, it’s crowded, but the atmosphere is better! The markets generally end around 12:30, but in summer they can easily go on past 1pm.
- Where's the market in Millau?
Wednesday is the small market: activity is concentrated at Les Halles, on Place Foch and a few stallholders can be found on Place Emma Calvé. A real housewives’ market for mid-week restocking.
Friday mornings, on the other hand, the market spills well beyond these boundaries and spreads out into the old town center: boulevard Sadi Carnot, in and around Les Halles, rue de l’ancienne commune in front of the Tourist Office and all the way to Place Emma Calvé.
Practical tip: park in one of the peripheral parking lots (link to city map) and walk to the old town center – it doesn’t take more than 10 minutes.
- A gourmet stroll...
Slacken up, taste, slow down, take advantage of this joyful hustle and bustle to indulge in a little heritage walking in the heart of town, in a friendly, lively atmosphere. It’s the miracle of summer: during the vacations, the chore of shopping is transformed into a pleasure!
Good to know: From Wednesday to Saturday, Les Halles remains open in the mornings (including Sunday mornings in summer). All the culinary trades are present: cheesemonger, charcutier, butcher, fishmonger, wine merchant, baker.