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Magical Christmas markets in the Vendée

Posted the 21 November 2023
Noël

During the festive season, take a stroll with the family and friends through the magical Christmas Markets of the Vendée.  The smell of mulled wine and Christmas pastries floats tastefully in the air. A perfect way to get in the Christmas mood! For many years now, well-known Christmas markets have been delighting children of all ages. In this article, you will find a weekend-by-weekend list of famous Christmas markets in the Vendée for 2023.

Beaulieu sous la Roche, a famous Christmas market

Since 1992, the small town of Beaulieu sous la Roche has organised one of the Vendee’s main Christmas markets. Every year nearly 15 000 visitors come to experience the magic in this small Vendean village, also renowned for its animated windows, and Santon fairy tale.

  • Friday 1st December
  • Saturday 2nd December
  • Sunday 3rd December

Tiffauges Christmas market, a medieval approach

The Chateau de Tiffauges magical Christmas market celebrates its 27th anniversary this year! To mark the occasion, some sixty exhibitors will be presenting their skills in their wooden chalets, as well as plenty of other entertainment for the  whole family. A large carillon will also be part of the event: you’re sure to recognise a few Christmas tunes!
For the 2023 edition, the dates are as follows:

  • Friday 1st & 8th December - 6-10pm
  • Saturday 2nd & 9th December – 2pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 3rd & 10th December – 11am to 8pm

Maillezais with its unusual oriental Christmas market

Come and prepare for Christmas with an oriental theme! The Abbaye de Maillezais Christmas fair will bring together over 60 different artisans. Admire this majestic abbey at nightfall, with its brand-new illuminations. Drinks, delicious pastries, and other tempting specialities will delight your taste buds. So why not start the celebrations in the southern Vendée!
For the 2023 edition, the dates are as follows:

  • Friday 1st & 8th December - 6-10pm
  • Saturday 2nd & 9th December – 2pm to 10pm
  • Sunday 3rd & 10th December – 11am to 8pm

What Christmas markets are on in the Vendée this weekend?

Marchés de Noël en Vendée - Weekend of 24th to 26th November 2023

  • Marché de Noël de Champ Saint Père - 30 Rue du Petit Paris – Saturday 25th November
  • Marché de Noël de Nieul le Dolent - Comité des fêtes – Saturday 25th November from 10am 
  • Marché de Noël de Sainte Flaive des Loups - La Lière – Saturday 25th November from 9h30 am
  • Marché de Noël de Saint Julien des Landes - La Maison Neuve – Saturday 25th November
  • Marché de Noël de Treize-Septiers - Salle du plan d'eau – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November
  • Marché de Noël de Soullans - Espace Prévoirie – Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th November
  • Marché de Noël de La Meilleraie-Tillay - Bourg – Sunday 26th November from 10am to 6pm 
  • Marché de Noël de Vouvant – in the town centre – Saturday 25th  from 2pm and Sunday 26th November from 10am
  • Marché de Noël de Coëx – Sunday 26th November  

Marchés de Noël en Vendée - Weekend from 1st to 3rd December 2023

  • Marché de Noël de Beaulieu sous la Roche (see above details)
  • Marché de Noël de Tiffauges (see above details)
  • Foire de Noël de l'Abbaye de Maillezais (see above details)
  • Marché de Noël de L'Aiguillon sur Vie - Foyer rural – Saturday 2nd December
  • Marché de Noël de Réaumur - Résidence autonomie – Saturday 2nd December from 3pm
  • Marché de Noël de Sevremont - Chateau de la Flocellière – Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd December
  • Marché de Noël  de Chaillé les Marais - Salle du Pré vert – Sunday 3rd December from 10am
  • Marché de Noël d'Angles - Le clos de la Chenillée, rue de la Dugeonnière – Sunday 3rd December from 10am
  • Marché de Noël de la Chaize le Vicomte - Place Saint Jean – Sunday 3rd December from 10am

Marchés de Noël en Vendée - Weekend of 8th to 10th December 2023

  • Marché de Noël de Tiffauges (see above details)
  • Foire de Noël de l'Abbaye de Maillezais (see above details)
  • Marché de Noël de La Couture - Place de l'église – Saturday 9th December from 2pm
  • Marché de Noël à La Roche sur Yon - Le LABO chuchote - Passage Médicis - the 8th, 9th, 10th December
  • Marché de Noël de Longeville sur Mer - Place de la Liberté – from Friday 8th to Sunday 10th December
  • Marché de Noël de L'Épine - Noirmoutier - Salle de la Salangane – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December from 10am
  • Marché de Noël aux Sables d'Olonne - Salle Audubon, boulevard Pasteur – Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December

Marchés de Noël en Vendée - Weekend of 15th to 17th December 2023

  • Marché de Noël de Pouzauges - Jardin des Puys – Friday 15th December from 3pm
  • Marché de Noël de l'Île d'Yeu - Le Chapiteau de la Citadelle, rue de la Citadelle - Friday 15th December from 3pm
  • Marché de Noël de Saint Michel en L'Herm - Maison mamiliale rurale - Friday 15th December
  • Marché de Noël de Saint Hilaire de Riez - Place Gaston Pateau – from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December
  • Marché de Noël de Talmont Saint Hilaire - Chateau de Talmont - from Friday 15th to Sunday 17th December
  • Marché de Noël à La Roche sur Yon - Le LABO chuchote - Passage Médicis - the 15th, 16th, 17th December
  • Marché de Noël de Moutiers sur le Lay - La Grange du Lay – Saturday 16th December
  • Marché de Noël du Fenouiller - 41 rue du centre, parking du pôle santé – Saturday 16th from 10am and Sunday 17th from 10am  
  • Marché de Noël de Péault - Salle Norbert Meunier – Sunday 17th December

This list is not exhaustive. We update this article daily, with the aim of providing the most accurate information possible.

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