Vendée markets and products from the local terroir

Savour the authentic flavours of Vendée during a gourmet visit of the markets around St-Jean-de-Monts.

During your stay at the campsite, take a gourmet break and savour some shellfish and fish as well as lots of other local specialities.

Start your journey of discovery with a small glass of Troussepinette or Kamok, a Vendée aperitif, to be consumed in moderation, accompanied with some Pain de Préfou (garlic bread).

Savour some oysters, Dublin Bay prawns, mussels, sole fish, sea bass and not forgetting sardines with the ‘label rouge’ quality label from Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-vie.

Don’t miss the frogs’ legs and grilled eel, specialities of the marshland gastronomy that will delight your palate, accompanied by Mareuil vendéen, a local white, red or rosé wine.

Just as delicious are the mogettes de Vendée, a local white bean of the Phaseolus vulgaris species, with Vendée ham, revealing all the taste of local gastronomy.

Finish off with a sweet touch of brioche vendéenne, a sweet bread that is braided, with a soft, sweet, yellow and fragranced crumb.

The markets of St-Jean-de-Monts:

Covered food market in Place Jean Yole
All year round, on Wednesday and Saturday mornings and every morning from 1 April to 30 September

Marché des Demoiselles (maidens’ market)
All year round, on Thursday mornings and every morning from the end of June to mid-September