Normandie Markets are held three times per year in St Peter Port,
organised by the Town Centre Partnership. Dates for 2012 are
June 2nd -June 5th
until 5.30pm daily at North Beach Car
25th – August
5.30pm daily at North Beach car park
December to be
9.30am until 5.30pm daily at North Beach Car
The Normandie Market stall holders provide traditional stalls such as Crepes, Cheese, Lace,
Cashmere clothing, Pottery, Toys and Games, Cold Meats, Cider and Wine, Table Cloths, Biscuits,
Fruit, Vegetables including Olives and Garlic and Bread and Pastries.
St Peter Port is a popular port for visiting liners. In 2008, 94 liners
brought more than 30,000 passengers ashore to shop in the Town and take conducted tours around the
island, on Island Coachway coaches. Although Sunday trading laws prevent large shops from opening,
souvenir shops are permitted to open on a Sunday when liners make scheduled stops.
St Sampson's Bridge is the island's second mini shopping area
and again there are an interesting variety of shops, many of them local stores and is often used by
people living in the North of the island. Having said that nowhere is very far in Guernsey and
there are also some large stores scattered around the island such as Aladdins Cave where a large
variety of household goods can be found and a large Toy area.