When the fierce heat of the day recedes, head to one of the region’s many night markets for arts, crafts, jewellery, food, drink, souvenirs and much more besides.
Many of the markets actually start mid-June and run through until mid-September, but perhaps not at full capacity. Either way, it’s still a very pleasant way to spend an evening, especially when combined with dinner, ice cream or drinks in the various towns.
Markets usually take place from around 6pm – midnight, but can start earlier and finish later.
In the list below, markets listed in black have been checked and confirmed for 2023 with the various Offices de Tourisme. If it’s showing in grey, it happened last year but so far we haven’t been able to confirm for this year.
If you hear of anything different, or anything we’ve missed, please let us know.
ARGELES SUR MER
Every Tuesday & Friday – Port
Every night – Avenue des Pins
BANYULS SUR MER
Every Wednesday, allées Maillol
Every evening (las Ramblas)
Friday 7th July & 4th August
LAROQUE DES ALBERES
Thursday 17th August
Every Monday, Wednesday, Saturday (Place de la République, village)
Every Friday and Sunday (Place Martinique, Coudalère)
Every Tuesday & Thursday in July (Grande plage)
Every Tuesday & Thursday in August, Le Lydia
Saturday 8th July
MONTALBA LE CHATEAU
Every evening – Passerelle de l’Archipel
Every Monday (Aphrodite village naturist)
Every day – port
Monday 31st July & 7th & 21st August – place Maillol
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday (sea front)
Wednesday 19th July & 9th August – Place République
Every Wednesday – artisan craft market
Every Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Everyday – village artisanal