Marché des Capucins (Capuchins Market), Bordeaux

Marché des Capucins (Capuchins Market), Bordeaux

Capuchins Market is the largest market in Bordeaux. The market includes an extraordinary assortment of foods that are pleasure to try and buy.

More than 60 unique merchants populate the Capuchins Market. Visitors will find baked goods, fruits and vegetables, fish and seafood, meats, cheeses, spices and international cuisines.

The history of the Capuchins Market dates to 1749 when the first weekly market was held. In 1797, after the French Revolution, the market became a space for cattle to be sold on a weekly basis. Slowly, others began to bring their wares to the area. It took more than 50 years before a covered structure was put into place. That structure was added to, using leftover metal from the Exhibition of Paris in 1878.

Many changes have been made to the building over the years. Most notably, the market was completely revamped in 1999 in order to provide conveniences like hot and cold running water and electricity for guests and merchants.

Any food tour of Bordeaux is not complete without a visit to the Capuchins Market.

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Marché des Capucins (Capuchins Market) on Map

Sight Name: Marché des Capucins (Capuchins Market)
Sight Location: Bordeaux, France (See walking tours in Bordeaux)
Sight Type: Shopping
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