Annecy is a city with a large number of markets. You can go shopping and eat fresh products or buy clothes, accessories and everything else you can find on a market.
Annecy’s markets are very popular with both locals and tourists. Mainly food markets, they allow you to do your shopping while strolling through the old parts of the town.
Tuesday market at Les Romains and in the old town
From 6 a.m. to 1 p.m., food market in Annecy’s Old Town. From 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., market of various products and food in Les Romains.
Thursday market in Novel
From 6am to 1pm, food and miscellaneous market, Novel district.
Friday market in the Old Town of Annecy
From 6am to 1pm, food and miscellaneous market in the Old Town of Annecy.
Saturday markets in Annecy
From 6 am to 1.30 pm, food market on Boulevard Taine and Nicollet (in front of the Sommeiller high school) and various products market on rue Félix Petit.
Sunday markets in Annecy
From 6 am to 1.30 pm, food and miscellaneous market in the Old Town. From 7 am to 1.30 pm, producers’ market, Place des Rhododendrons.
For more information, contact the Annecy trade and craft department on 04 50 33 87 96.
Local specialities on the markets
Cheese makers are well represented on the market stalls, notably with Savoy tomme and Reblochon.
Tomme de Savoie PGI is the designation of origin of a cheese produced in Savoie and Haute-Savoie, which has a thick rind. Depending on the degree of maturation, the cheese is stronger or weaker.
Reblochon is a PDO cheese made from raw milk. Mainly produced in the Thônes valley, it is eaten on a cheese platter or cooked in tartiflette. You will often see a small coloured patch on the Reblochon. If it is green, it is farmhouse Reblochon, which is made from the milking of a single herd. If the plate is red, it is a dairy Reblochon made in a dairy or fruitière from milk from several farms.
The local charcuterie offers hazelnut sausages and white and cured ham from Haute-Savoie, which are perfect for fondues and raclettes.
The market gardeners sell their local produce according to the seasons.
More information : Culinary specialities of Annecy
Places and times of food markets
In Annecy, it is said that there is a market every day of the week. This is almost true, with the exception of Mondays and Wednesdays:
- Tuesday from 6am to 1pm, in the Old Town – corner of rue Sainte-Claire / République; and from 7am to 5pm, Place des Romains.
- Thursday from 6am to 1pm, in Novel.
- Friday from 6am to 1pm, in the Old Town – corner of rue Sainte-Claire / République.
- Saturday from 6am to 1.30pm, boulevard Taine.
- Sunday from 6am to 1.30pm, in the Old Town – corner of rue Sainte-Claire / République; and from 7am to 1.30pm, in Les Teppes – place des Rhododendrons.
As these markets are very busy all year round, we advise you to come on foot, by bike or by public transport.
Weekly markets in Annecy’s delegated communes
Around the historic town of Annecy, you can find markets in the delegated communes:
- Marché des Pommaries in Annecy-le-Vieux on Wednesdays from 7am to 1pm.
- Seynod market on Wednesdays from 6 am to 4.30 pm.
- Jean Moulin market in Cran-Gevrier on Sundays from 6 am to 2 pm.
- Chorus market in Cran-Gevrier on Thursday from 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- Jean Jaurès market in Meythet on Wednesdays from 7 am to 1 pm.
Art markets and flea markets
These events always take place on the last Saturday of the month:
- The flea market in the Old Town: from the rue de la République to the Salle Pierre Lamy, on the place and rue Sainte-Claire, on the rue de l’Île, on the Morens bridge and on the quai de l’Evêché. Opening hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- The art and designers’ market on the Quai de Vicenza and Rue Saint-Maurice from 8.30 am to 6 pm.
This is an opportunity to stroll around in search of a bargain or a decorative object that you have been looking for for a long time. Old kitchen utensils, old skis and local earthenware are quite common on the various stands.
For bargain hunters, you have to get up early, as the savvy buyers are the first to hunt through the streets of Annecy’s Old Town. For a while, the flea market had been moved to the quai Napoléon III to allow a better spacing. It has now returned to its original location.
Depending on the season and the weather, 150 to 200 exhibitors are present at the flea market. The designer and art markets are smaller, but the quality is there.