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Theme markets and flea markets

Treasure hunting

There’s always something going on in the Cathar Pyrenees… Artisan markets, flea markets and theme markets enliven the life of our villages throughout the year and the seasons. Whether you’re a stroller or a treasure hunter, a collector or an enthusiast, there’s bound to be a market where you can do business!

By night

Gourmet markets

In a festive, jovial and musical atmosphere, discover all our region’s gourmet night markets during the summer months of July and August.

The principle is very simple: our local producers come to present and cook their products on the spot, and we all enjoy them together around large shared tables in a festive spirit! Not to be missed!

  • Léran: every Friday evening,
  • Lagarde: every Saturday evening at the château,
  • Troye d’Ariège: every Tuesday evening,
  • Mirepoix: on August 15, on the Place Maréchal Leclerc,
  • Troye d’ Ariège: every Tuesday,
  • La Bastide sur l’Hers: Thursdays.

Gourmet markets scheduled at other times:

  • Montferrier: in June, on the Saturday when the ewes go to summer pastures,
  • Benaix: in July,
  • Nalzen: every August 14,
  • Lavelanet: one Tuesday a month from June to September.

Craft markets

From April to December, it’s time for craft markets around major events:

  • Easter weekend: craft market for the Mirepoix Swing Festival: sure, there’s dancing, but why not treat yourself to a musical instrument?
  • 3ᵉ July weekend: craft and medieval market for the Mirepoix historical festival. A real journey to the heart of the Middle Ages with these colorful stalls and costumed merchants.
  • August 1st weekend: craft market for the Grand Festival International de la Marionnette. It’s also the place to eat and, above all, enjoy the shows of the Off festival d’art de la marionnette, lively and original street arts!
  • 2ᵉ October weekend: the Fête de la pomme craft market. Apple, nothing but apple: jellies, jams, ciders, brandies, tarts, croustades… with a curious gallery of apple objects and characters. Enough to make you fall… in apples 😉

To trees and flowers

Flower market (Mirepoix)

On May 8, Mirepoix is decked out in the colors of spring: it’s the big flower market. Gardeners take note: flowering plants (pansies, geraniums, begonias or roses) and succulents take over the town. The producers on hand will be delighted to share their secrets and advice on how to care for them. It’s the market for beautiful plants to adorn your garden or balcony!

Rose Festival (Camon)

On the 3rd Sunday in May, it’s all about roses! For the past 18 years, Camon has paid tribute to the queen of flowers. The village’s 400 rose bushes are in full bloom. Horticulturalists from all over the region flock here to offer visitors their finest roses, but not only! All the senses enjoy the festivities: concerts, cultural events and a traditional meal based on local produce round off this lovely moment of floral poetry!

Tree market in Mirepoix

On November 11, the medieval town of Mirepoix takes on the colors of autumn. At Saint Catherine’s Day, all wood takes root, so regional growers and nurserymen will help you choose trees, shrubs and plants to prepare the beautiful gardens of tomorrow. Notice to amateur gardeners.

Flea markets

China and treasures
  • For the Whitsun weekend, antique and second-hand dealers will be in Mirepoix. A must for all bargain hunters and finders of rare, original or antique items. Amateur collectors and enthusiasts of stamps, coins, books, records, postcards and other objects are on the lookout. Whether you’re looking for a rare gem or just curious, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for!
  • November 11: a flea market is also held during the Marché aux Arbres.
  • 2nd Sunday in September: collectors’ market

Craftsmen and designers

Night markets
Camon, Roquefixade, Montségur and Montbel

Gourmet and festive

June to September

Wednesday evenings from 5pm to 11pm.

Selectedlocal artists and craftsmen exhibit their work.

There’s plenty of inspiration for that gift you’ve been looking for! We’ve also invited you to join us for a convivial evening, where you’ll find everything you need to satisfy your appetite and thirst, thanks to our local producers. And to round off the evening, you’ll be able to sway to the rhythms (or not) of live bands!