Must visit shops…
in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir there are many antique and brocante shops featuring an eclectic mix of vintage, modern, shabby chic, craft and up-cycled items. There are also brocante markets during several weekends of the summer which are perfect for a leisurely meander to find unexpected treasures.
There are several beautiful gift shops with a great selection of high-quality individually selected items, jewellery, beautiful clothes and accessories, homewares and quirky gifts.
We have shops with delicious gourmet delights and local specialities; try the famous pork “Rillettes Sarthoise”, take home a bottle of local Jasnières wine or try wonderful French patisserie, tempting macarons and home-made chocolates from the boulangeries.
La Chartre-sur-le-Loir’s small, but perfectly formed Sunday market, just in front of the church sells goat’s cheese, vegetables and oysters when they are in season.
Other markets in the area include the largest in the region at La Fléche on Wednesday mornings; over 200 stalls of gorgeous food produce, local craft products, clothing and furniture.
Le Mans has a wonderful market on a Sunday morning in front of the cathedral. Stuffed with bric-a-brac at one end, the rest is filled with plants and cut flowers, cheeses, spices, meat, fish, fruit, vegetables and bread… Superb!