If you’re looking to buy a property in France, you may wish to embrace the culture and choose somewhere with an excellent market. If so, you’re in luck, as the French public have recently voted for the best markets in France! We take a look at the top four.

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Marché d’Étaples-sur-Mer, Nord-Pas-de-Calais

This Calais fishing village has a vibrant market in the main square that takes place on Tuesday and Friday mornings, offering all the fruit, vegetables, fish and meat you could ever hope for. The market is surrounded by plenty of excellent restaurants and cafes so you can rest after a busy morning of shopping.

With a river running through, the coast nearby and the UK just across the channel, this could be a great place for a holiday home. Average property prices are 2 000€ / m².

Halles de Narbonne, Languedoc-Roussillon

Halles de Narbonne’s famous indoor market is a paradise for any foodie. As well as vendors selling, vegetables, cheese and everything else for your weekly shop, you can also grab lunch here from a variety of different traders offering a wealth of cuisines. One stall has been occupied by generations of the same family since the market was opened in 1901! The market operates daily inside a beautiful pavilion.

Narbonne is a beautiful city with a wealth of history and plenty of things to do. Property prices come in at an average of 2 070€ / m².

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Marché de Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne, Rhône-Alpes

The market in Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne takes place every Saturday morning. A vast food market is also accompanied by clothes and shoes, small furniture and many other items. This market has been in the town for centuries, with the market hall dating back to 1480.

Chatillon-sur-Chalaronne is known for its wonderful heritage buildings, its beautiful floral displays and historical sites, including a castle and gothic church. Property prices here average at 2 060€ / m².

Marché de Sarlat, Aquitaine

The traditional, open-air market in Sarlat takes place twice a week on a Wednesday and Saturday selling seasonal produce and local delicacies such as black truffles, foie gras, wines and strawberries. This is held until around 1pm, but you can then spend the rest of your afternoon exploring this beautiful medieval village that has many shops selling artisanal produce, stunning buildings and plenty of history.

Property prices here average at 1 670€ / m²

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