Get a taste for Lourdes through its eclectic array of honeys, jams, wines and cheeses in this quaint covered market.
The Lourdes Covered Market offers a fascinating insight into the customs and culinary traditions of the region. Its many stalls, serving up all kinds of food, are sheltered beneath the roof of a late 19th-century structure. Chat with the local vendors and enjoy the gastronomic delights in this bustling market.
Browse the range of local products as you take in the sights, sounds and smells of the market. Delicious French cheeses, honeys and jams can be found among the culinary gems. Try the pastries and cakes which are typical of the region. Fresh fruits and vegetables can be found beside the charcuterie stands full of meats from the area.
Learn a little about the Pyrenean culture through the many traditional products on display. Try samples and purchase bottles from the stalls displaying Madiran wine. Dine in one of the restaurants or visit the line of shops surrounding the market.
From outside, take photos of the building’s green façade and its central clock. Admire the green and brown fixtures that make up the metallic design of the market hall’s interior.
Note that the market, which is known in French as Les Halles de Lourdes, opens daily from early morning until early afternoon. On Fridays it opens again for a few hours later in the afternoon. In winter it is closed on Sundays.
The Lourdes Covered Market is in the heart of the city. Take a bus to one of the stops in the downtown area. You can also drive and leave your car in the parking lot on the northern side of the market. Visit some of the nearby attractions, including the Espace Culturel E-Leclerc à Lourdes cultural center, the Museum of Lourdes and the Wax Museum.