Le Halles du Faouët !!!

And on my road warrior trips on weekends in my beautiful Morbihan of my lovely Brittany I take you again to a wonderful town about an hour from me that I have other posts, but need to tell you about the market here; this is my best to showcase the Le Faouët !!! I will update this older post with new text and links to tell you about the covered market or Halles of Le Faouët. This is a wonderful place very old , and the center of life in the town even today. There are food market and flea markets held here regularly. It is an imposing building in city center.


The Halles of Faouët or market were built between the end of the 15C and the beginning of the 16C, north of the Place Plantée. They are 53 meters long and 19 meters wide, the halles cover an area of 940 m2 . Covered with a large roof resting on small granite columns, the building opens on each side by two imposing porticoes. The existence of the halles is attested from 1542, as these are mentioned in an admission of the Lord of Faouët where it is said that they belonged to him from time immemorial. There was market every Wednesday, as well as nine annual fairs, then fourteen from the 17C. They constituted a substantial income for the lord of the place who collected various taxes. The most profitable was the so-called Grand Verge levied on paper , followed by the place des estaulx (stables), the place de cuyr (leather) , the place de Laine (wool); and the mareschaulx (marshals) custom. The building will be purchased by the town in 1815 to the family of Argouges de Ranes while it is half in ruins and will be the subject of many subsequent restoration work. A clock chamber will be installed on the ridge, then replaced by a bell tower.


The Place des Halles were surrounded by pillar constructions allowing to go around without being wet which makes say to the Marquis De Robien in 1756 that the front of the houses supported by pillars surrounding the square form a porch pleasant to the view. The last pillared house of the halles, located rue du Château, were destroyed in the 1950s.



Today, the market is held every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month or a 5th if the month has five wednesdays , but also do flea market or brocantes on special days. As said, the center of activities in the town of Le Faouët.

The city of Le Faouët on the markethttps://www.lefaouet.fr/tourisme-culture-patrimoine/patrimoine/les-halles/

The Pays du Roi Morvan local tourist office on the markethttps://www.tourismepaysroimorvan.com/en/preparing-your-stay/to-see-and-do/art-history-and-culture/les-halles-du-faouet-1052624

The Morbihan dept 56 tourist board on the market of Le Faouëthttps://www.morbihan.com/le-faouet/halles-du-faouet/tabid/12562/offreid/5555126e-6dc3-4f5f-9c01-1f75a7732fb2

There you go folks, a wonderful outing, we have been there on flea market day and it is wonderful ambiance. Today was a quiet day but allow us to see up close the inside construction of the Halles of Faouët! Worth the detour I say. Hope you enjoy the post as I,

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

2 Comments to “Le Halles du Faouët !!!”

  1. What an amazing roof is that! A true historic monument that I hope to visit one day.

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