Marché des Capucins

Marché des Capucins, Bordeaux: Hours, Address, Marché des Capucins Reviews: 4/5

Marché des Capucins
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Flea & Street Markets
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6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
6:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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pandashmanda
New York City, NY95 contributions
Friends
For a cheap good meal, this would get five stars. But I had much higher expectations of this market after reading rave reviews. For an open air market (in comparison to those available throughout Spain for instance) it is a 3-star experience. It’s also in a slightly sketchy area, which I wish I knew before as I went alone (and I am a woman). Seems like a place locals frequent, but not overly special as a destination. Overall the shopping experience is underwhelming, with the same fresh produce at practically each stall. Only a few choices for different meat, cheese and pastry options. The seafood is great and rather affordable. For the sit-down dining, I got oysters at chez Jean-Mi which were fresh and delicious. I got 6 larger size oysters as part of a set menu with a glass of choice wine (I got the Bordeaux blanc which was fantastic) for €10.50. They serve it with a lemon slice only — Fair warning to anyone used to a cocktail sauce/horseradish/mignonette sauce served alongside). I also got mussels at Bistro Poulette (the meunière type, which has garlic, shallots, celery and white wine) which were very good and plentiful (pot of mussels for €11.50). I guess I am glad I went for the cheap good food but I wouldn’t recommend to go out of your way for this
Written May 6, 2022
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SergioR1
Eastbourne, UK265 contributions
Couples
Last day in Bordeaux we decided to have 'le petit dejeuner' in the market before taking the TGV train. Authentic experience. The locals buy here so that's always a good sign. We decided to have la formule petit dejeuner consisted of coffee , croissants, toast with jams and fresh orange juice. Friendly nice bilingual staff in the cafe. We also got some lovely kalamata olives and bananas. Recommended.
Written January 26, 2020
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Serena
London, UK108 contributions
Couples
We took a stroll down to Marches des Capucins after watching the Rick Stein episode in Bordeaux! We were super impressed with the fresh produce on offer and tried a selection of mini bastide saucissons from a meat counter - so delicious and much better than the store bought options we are used to! After wandering around and stopping for a beer, we moved onto a small, lively mussel bar located near the entrance of the market called Poulette. We made friends with almost every person sat at the bar! The mussels were absolutely fantastic served with a generous portion of fries. The atmosphere was great and the staff were enthusiastic and very friendly. This was such a great find and a lunch we will treasure forever!
Written July 24, 2020
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Meg Clifford
Jersey, UK33 contributions
Couples
This was a disappointment. We walked across the city to visit this market after seeing the reviews on trip adviser.. either the reviews are done by the merchant themselves or these people have never been to an indoor market because this was rubbish. The stalls looked sorry for themselves, there was no variety as they basically all sold the same thing and it was smelly. The smell of wee just transcendent the market. We left after about 10 min. Wouldn’t recommend if you’ve been to any other indoor market. By comparison, Covent Garden market is more exciting - and that’s saying something.
Written April 19, 2022
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l_dalby
Croydon, UK422 contributions
Visited here whilst on a long weekend in Bordeaux and although it was a lovely market it wasn't anything out of the ordinary. Smaller than we expected and lots of the stalls were closed. We visited mid morning and covid would have probably been a factor I guess. Worth visiting if you're in the area, but I wouldn't go out of my way if you've got to travel from the other side of the city.
Written August 18, 2020
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Katielouiseholmes94
Manchester, UK33 contributions
Family
This place is incredible. Don’t be put off by first impressions - it’s very busy, hectic and overwhelming but stick it out! It’s really authentic and a fantastic experience. This is the best fish platter I’ve ever had. Really reasonably priced and the staff were very efficient. Runs like clockwork and was a highlight of our time in Bordeaux!
Written January 1, 2020
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia40,338 contributions
This is a great Market. We walked past it a couple of times and eventually decided to go in to take a look. It's got the lot. Fresh food of all descriptions. Fresh fruit and vegetables, to meat and fish. There is so much cheese and such great variety, it is just unbelievable. We love cheese so we bought a selection and enjoyed it with some lovely crusty bread. We washed it down with a little French wine. This is a place to go to if you want good food.
Written June 21, 2020
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natasha0428
New Hyde Park, NY113 contributions
Couples
It was very nice walking through the market and checking out extensive offerings of meats, hams, cheeses and seafood. Prices were cheaper than in the local shops. That said, there is nothing special about this market so it’s not necessarily a destination point.
Written July 17, 2022
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Tim B
New York City, NY65 contributions
Friends
Bordeaux's best and largest outdoor food market. After the river scene, the must place to visit in Bordeaux. Open 7 days a week and free, but best on Thursday, Friday and Saturday before noon. An authentic, large scale market, featuring the best meats, fruits, vegetables, cheeses, fish and shellfish in Bordeaux. Marche des Capucins is where the locals go for the best food. Enjoy the great atmosphere, have a glass of wine and oysters while watching the market activity, and buy a few things you'll savor and enjoy.
Written August 12, 2013
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1234texas
Seabrook, TX2,299 contributions
We had a guided tour of the marketplace with the executive chef of our Viking Ship. Having a pro like that does make a big difference! He had both knowledge of and working relationships with the market and the individual vendors. He had vetted the vendors and the food products that offered--both were excellent. We had samples of the meats, cheeses and other delicacies as we walked.

This one floor market has been around a long time and works really smoothly. It is easy to get around and the aisles are wide enough for groups. The people were friendly and willing to talk.

We ended the walk with a meal at one of the "restaurants" in the market. They are really sitting areas next to the stalls. The food was fresh and well prepared. All in all, it is a fun little trip through an active neighborhood market.
Written December 25, 2019
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  • Sat - Sun 5:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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