Fresh markets are a wonderful tradition in France. Incredible produce, meats, cheeses, condiments and more can be found there.
- Angers: Wednesday and Saturday, 7-12:30 (near rail station)
- Challonnes: Tuesday and Saturday (town square)
- Montjean: Thursday (town square)
- Ingrandes: Friday (town square)
- St Georges: Thursday (town square)
The Spar Market in Champtocé is a small grocery with an excellent butcher. It is open Tuesday-Saturday 8:00-12:30 and 3:30-7:30 pm, Sunday 8:30-12:30, closed Monday. Butcher counter hours are limited and are posted.
Full service supermarkets (SUPER U) are located in nearby St. Georges, Ingrandes and La Pommeraye. Hours: 8 am-7 pm daily, closed Sundays.
Patisserie: France is noted for wonderful patisseries (bakeries). There is an exceptional bakery/patisserie on the main street of Champtocé and is known for their fresh artisanal breads, desserts and chocolates. They are open Tuesday through Saturday 6:30-1:30 and 3:30-8:00, Sunday 7:00-1:00, closed Mondays.
Most of France closes down at midday, generally from 12:30-3 pm. So it is wise to plan your day with this in mind.