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December 17, 2019

The market at Morlaix

And here I am again to tell you about another wonderful market or marché or halles when covered of my lovely Bretagne. Now I am in Morlaix, dept 29 Finistére. Lovely port town and vibrant market indeed.

Throughout the year, on Saturdays, rain or shine, Morlaix comes alive: on the forecourt of the city/town hall settles the non-food market until 19h in summer (16h in winter) , while Place d’Allende receives the food market until 13h30. You can stroll among the stalls, meet local traditional or organic producers, choose flowers, clothes or simply enjoy the atmosphere.

Morlaix

Morlaix

The covered market halls of the closed city of Morlaix, sometimes called the crush, are the heart of the retail trade of the city. They are close to the audience of the royal court of Morlaix. Replaced by large metal halls in the 19C at the expense of a whole block, then razed in the 20C to create a parking, their location still hosts today’s food market on Saturday morning.

Morlaix

More info here

City of Morlaix on the market

Tourist office dept 29 Finistére on the market in French

And there you go another market of my lovely Bretagne , in Morlaix, and nice for the season to be merrier. GO out enjoy them they bring the best of France ,and that my dear friends and readers in my humble opinion of globetrotter and citizen of many , are the best in the world.

And remember, happy travels , good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

December 17, 2019

The market at Questembert

Ok so we arrive chez moi in my dept 56 Morbihan and we have plenty here and I have been to all of them, well did not count but sure most of them lol! We have friends here and do come several times for the festivities as well.  For those new to my blog, let me tell we proudly tell that the Morbihan dept 56 is the only one in France where the name is not French but the local Breton language! In French it would have been call Petite Mer but in Breton it is mor =sea bihan=small or small sea or Morbihan!!! ok

I will tell you a bit on the market at Questembert, historical place indeed.

Questembert

Ok there you go was going elsewhere but passed by this wonderful town in my region and stop by for new photos of the halle fresh off the roll december 2019, enjoy it

Questembert

questembert

On Monday morning, the superb 16C market halles of Questembert, return to their original function. Located in the heart of the city and restored in 1997, they welcome the stalls of traders and local producers. On Wednesday evening from 17h in summer, the halls host a local market that is extended by tasting local products on large tables with musical entertainment. To stay in the tradition, a carriage makes it possible to join in peace the heart of the market in summer. This is done on a horse drawn wagon from the Parking des Buttes to the Rue Jean Grimaud on Monday mornings from 9h to 13h for free!

All year round, Questembert is transformed on Monday morning into a large open-air market. Les Halles, the squares and the neighboring streets welcome many tradesmen from 9am until about 13h with loads of food, clothing, accessories etc. . The market halls are located in the heart of the city and are a real haven for markets and other cultural events throughout the year such as concerts, parties, salons, fest-noz (Breton festivals) etc etc.

All year, weekly market of local producers, Wednesday under the Halles of Questembert from 17h. In summer, the evening continues with a musical entertainment, the “Convivi’Halles” , super fun events.

Some webpages on the town of Questembert in inner country Morbihan are

City of Questembert on the market in French

Tourist office of Rochefort en Terre on Questembert and the Market in French

And of course, the more popular and the least photos but you get the idea. Enjoy the markets and the one in Questembert is unique.

And again, remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

 

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