The market days of Quimper !!

As said, markets is an experience you all should have coming to France and a must if living here as I. It is part of the French experience par excellence.  One of the better markets in my region of Bretagne is the one in Quimper. Both a regular market and when Christmas market comes along.  We always enjoy the big market and the covered market or halles but there are others. This is an update of an older post on one of my favorite subjects in France, the markets! 

Les Halles Saint-François , opened in 1847 on the site of the former Saint-François convent, it is the best known market, located in the heart of the city. The only covered market, it has won over its customers by offering them diversified and high-quality products. City center/Downtown are open from April 1 to October 31: Monday from 7h to 19h30. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday from 5h30 to 20h. Friday 5h to 20h. Saturday from 4h30 to 20h. Sunday from 7h to 13h.  From November 1 to March 31 they are open from Monday from 7h30 to 19h30. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday same times. Friday from 5h30 to 20h. Saturday same times. Sunday from 7h30 to 13h.


Marchés de plein air or Outdoor markets. You have the Big Saturday Market. Open air market where no less than a hundred traders set up shop every Saturday in a green setting along the Steïr river and around Les Halles covered market. The big market offers food and manufactured products. It is a space where local Quimpérois and visitors   can do their shopping in peace, traffic is prohibited.  Around Rue Saint François, Rue Astor, blvd du Moulin au Duc, parc de la Galciére and parc de la ProvidenceSaturdays all year. Food market from 8h to 13h30 , manufactured goods from 8h30 to 19h from April 1 to September 30 and from 8h30 to 18h from October 1 to March 31.


The Wednesday market in open air market where some merchants gathered every Wednesday to propose food and manufactured products. It is a peaceful market.  By Rue Saint François , Rue Astor ,and blvd du Moulin au Duc every Wednesday all year you have a food market from 8h30 to 13h30 and manufactured products from 8h30 to 19h from April 1 to September 30 and 8h30 to 18h from October 1 to March 31.

The Bio market at Kerfeunteun. Here every Friday afternoons the neighborhood market runs at the pace of the Bio market. In the city social house parking producers and merchants converge to sell their products. This is at Place Théophile Bonnemaison , and blvd des Fréres Maillet. Fridays from 15h to 19h30.

The market at Braden. This is on every Sunday morning with food and clothing items in this neighborhood of Braden. This is at Place Victor Schoelcher , Sundays from 7h to 14h.

The city of Quimper on its markets

The Quimper tourist office on the markets

There you go folks,  a wonderful ambiance, great architecture around you, and plenty of good local products to make your stay or living here a life’s dream. Hope you enjoy this post on Quimper and its markets.

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

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