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Val Thorens Market

Val Thorens market
Val Thorens market

The market in Val Thorens takes place in Grand Rue every Tuesday and Thursday in the ski season and in the summer season. There's a great variety of shopping options, including meats, cheeses, clothing, craft stalls, sweets, wine, and local honey.

Read about Val Thorens market here.

Val Thorens Market: Location

Val Thorens market by the church
Val Thorens church and market

Since the construction of the new medical centre in place Péclet in summer 2016, the market has moved to Grand Rue, either side of the church. It's a central location, but rather more disrupted by traffic than the old spot.

Val Thorens Market: When Is It On?

Cheese at Val Thorens market
Cheeses at Val Thorens market

Val Thorens market is every Tuesday and Thursday, all day. It's busiest in the late afternoon or early evening when everyone's off the slopes and pottering around the resort. The stall holders pack up in the evening, with some staying longer than others.

Val Thorens Market: What Can You Buy?

Honey stall at Val Thorens market
Honey stall at Val Thorens market

There's a wide variety of stalls. Some sell clothing, and others craft items. The cheeses and cold meats are popular. A local Belleville Valley apiarist sells delicious honey. He wears a bee costume - a yellow and black top, with bee wings on the back.

Honey stall at Val Thorens market

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Skiing Made Easy is a Kindle ebook and paperback. It's a practical guide to learning to ski, based on many happy seasons of ski teaching in Val Thorens. Most of the demonstrations are performed by my friend and fellow Val Thorens ski instructor Marina.

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