The market at Guérande!

And I bring you another market this time in the dept 44 Loire-Atlantique in the region of Pays de la Loire but historically part of Bretagne! Let me tell you about the market in the fortified city of Guérande.

Right around the Church of Saint Aubin and the wonderful Halles (covered market)  you have a wonderful market and especially fish and seafood , and other local products on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturday and Sunday mornings from 8h to 13h and from April 1 to December 31 . The building is a nice covered market and the morning markets overflow into the place Saint Aubin, Place de la Psalette areas.

Guerande

This is the end of the run for the shopping groceries, but also more often for the enjoyment of the middle of the city on the terraces of the place Saint-Aubin. Guérande is in the capital of the territory of the presqu’île and you will have wonderful   territorial products, such as the selection or the languages of the producers of the marais or marshes, by way of the bio products. Often in Summers you can admire the artists or musicians who have a place there.

A bit of history of this wonderful market we go often as we have good friends there that unforttunatly soon will be leaving for Canada!

The first mention of the Halle of Guérande dates from 1400. Many said   from 1472, 1478 and 1681 allowed to locate the ancient halls with the current building. The revenue was share between the bishop and canons Guérande. It was done with passageways and courtyards from the 17C. The renovation takes place around 1686. It was the origin of the castle in stone that lasted until 1911.

The main façade on the central place Saint-Aubin has an envelope of more than a few laternes on the sloping pans. These two petite ports and their oculi surround a large size listening to the halves of the courtyard. The central nave raises, creating a volume of a basilica type but more narrow and to the simple right decorations host the justice palace in the upper floor.

If the halles belong still in 1790 to the bishop of Nantes, an order of the council of 1773 gives management to the town. Under the old regime (monarchy) the upper floor of the halle of Guérande was the seat of the jurisdiction of the bishops, priest, Cardinal, meeting and creamery or about   24 lords, in addition the Royal court of Guérande.

In 1853, the population, decided the halles needed change for reasons of hygiène,and a new halle is unveals,but the design is dark and uncomfortable. In 1862, the halles are renovated in a more regular way. In 1910, as for the aesthetic reasons as well as the hygene, the need for a new halles is impose. The halle is renew in 1912. A new update with the norm of the halle is done in 2005.

The place to look for info in French are

City of Guerande on the market

Tourist office La Baule Guerande on the market halle

There you go a nice place to be full of architecture and history, near the ocean and salt marshes as well as a wonderful covered market or halle of Guérande!

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

 

 

 

 

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