The Ouistreham Riva-Bella fish market atmosphere

Arrival of the fishing boats

In the Port of Ouistreham, the indoor Fish Market plays host to 24 fishermen every morning from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Seven or so fishing boats sell their catch here. You will find details on each stall. If you are an early riser, from 7 a.m. you can see the fishing boats arriving with their nets filled with seafood and fish. The seagulls are never far away, trying to pick up whatever they can!

The stars of the fish market

It's great to come here with a cool box or just a shopping basket and to fill it up with local seafood and fish. At the Ouistreham fish market, you can find scallops, of course, which are a major feature of our menus from October to May. You can also find Normandy oysters, shrimps, spider crabs or sea bass and mussels, as well as plenty of other surprises!

A typical setting and atmosphere

The fish market was built in 1992 with roofing designed like a wave. It is based on a project by the famous architect Bienvenu.

There is a friendly, almost familial atmosphere because the fishermen meet up with visitors here every morning. You hear some fishermen calling out, but you don't have to follow their voices, because each fisherman will welcome you and recommend the best fish!

We like

  • L’architecture de la halle en forme de vague
  • L’arrivée des chalutiers sur le Port
  • Les étals remplis de coquilles Saint-Jacques

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