Les Halles
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM
About
This a place with a particular architecture. Inside you will find little shops with local producers. They sell some fresh products like fruits, vegetables, flowers, meats and fresh fishes. This is a moment of complicity with the local producers, and a moment of discovery for your papillaes. It's possible to take a glass and some pintxos between friends. The covered market is opened every day from 7 am till 1 pm every morning all year long. A food market takes place around the covered market on Tuesday morning and Friday morning all year long and on Saturdays mornings in July-August.
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seema60
Toronto, Canada947 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Solo
Small market open with local produce from 7 am to 1 pm. There were lots of different stalls selling a variety of meats cheese and vegetables. Outside there was a fish market as well. Smaller than the one at Biarritz.
Written July 11, 2022
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NettiAbuDhabi
Cork, Ireland101 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2015 • Friends
Brilliant little market, especially if you are renting around there and need some special stuff. The fish is lovely. They do close around 12:30 though so go early. Although we went around noon and had easier time finding parking. And after this, have something to eat around there or a drink. So relaxing.
Written August 13, 2015
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saronic
Zurich, Switzerland26,281 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
An experience not to miss, when in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, is a visit to Les Halles to see what fishes are caught in the seas here and to check the 'produits du terroir', like cheeses, Bayonne ham, fruit, vegetables, 'gâteau Basque' or 'piment d'Espelette'. Maybe there is something to take home. The market hall is open daily (also Sundays) from 7am till 1pm. On Tuesday and Friday mornings, as well on Saturday in July-August, there can be found stalls outside as well. As usual in markets there is quite an activity going on, thus ideal for diving into the atmosphere of a region.

'Les Halles' though are also worth visiting for the architecture, influenced by the style of Victor Baluard, who designed the famous 'Les Halles' of Paris (dismantled and replaced in the 1970's). Special is the use of cast iron and of glass, which can be see here as well. At the short sides of the gabled building are big arched windows and everything is held by cast-iron, inside by pillars painted turquoise. The walls again are done with pink and white bricks, arranged in a decorative pattern. The ceiling inside looks like an upturned boat.

For a coffee break, a drink or a snack there is inside the bar 'La Buvette des Halles', while outside the market building are to be found several cafés, that also have outdoor seating.
Written January 26, 2023
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MattN69
Sarasota, FL127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 • Family
Visited twice on a recent trip to Basque country and really enjoyed not only the fine selection of food, but the lovely atmosphere and friendly people at the market and surrounding neighborhood. Market is open Tues/Fri/Sat mornings and well worth a leisurely visit.
Written June 29, 2018
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Thank you for your comment. In reality, the market is opened every morning. Tuesday and friday more producers and sellers come around the market.
Written July 3, 2018
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Wailerman
Tokyo, Japan23 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Couples
We visited this market on 26th December. 25th was off. This is probably a typical "French marche", but was fun for us to see local basque foods. We have missed this type of market in Japanese local cities. My spouse found "pruneau d'agen" stuffed with prune cream so reasonable and bought a lot.
Written December 29, 2017
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roc
Birmingham, UK49 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017
Lovely place to visit for breakfast and to pick up some local produce. There are two very good cafes inside which we visited for breakfast. Very reasonable and very friendly. Lovely to just sit with a coffee and watch the market and shoppers.
Written October 18, 2017
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rajatjmail
Auvers-sur-Oise, France198 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
It was raining outside so we went in out of necessity.
The market is amazing and we ended up buying fromage & fresh fruits.
6 oysters n a glass of white and I was a happy man
Written September 12, 2017
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Radu T
Bucharest, Romania206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Couples
When i arrived in Saint Jean de Luz, on eof the most important attractions in the Basque French Riviera, i knew i had to go to the market. It's spectacular, it's so much alive, people are so nice and, first of all, you cannot resist to all types of cheese (there's a shop with more than 100 local brands, see the photo), fish, seafood, meat, bread and fruits. Please don't miss Les Halles if yougo to Saint Jean de Luz. The town is interesting, the beach and promenada is fantastic, but Les Halles..... (until 13,00)
Written August 28, 2017
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TimDiggle
Harrogate, UK204 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 • Family
Les Halles' interior stalls are open every day till 12-30. Particularly recommended are the fish counters for sales of daily catch (quay is only 200m away) and the 2 central stalls, one selling a good range of national and local cheeses and the other a general grocery but with a first class range of prepared foods and cooked meats, terrines and pates (ideal for local renters who do not wish to waste time in the kitchen).

On Tuesday and Friday mornings there is an extensive outdoor market with stalls selling a variety of foodstuffs including fresh salads and vegetables and speciality bread and cakes. The Gateau Basque is especially tempting
Written December 7, 2016
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Jennifer C
Southampton, UK119 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Wonderful visit to this market place. Beautiful displays of fish, meat, cheese, local cakes and pastries, vegetables and fruit. Very busy. Puts our markets to shame. Lovely town to walk around too. Lovely place to visit. Closes at 1pm.
Written March 22, 2020
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