One of the main events in every Brittany town is the regular local open-air street market where you can buy all your fresh produce and practise your French with the stall holders. The centre of each town is taken over by these stalls, and all cars are banned, making it a safe environment to enjoy.
Beside fresh produce, including fresh fruit, vegetables, ham, patés or cheeses being sold directly by the farmer, you can purchase; tables, chairs and beds (not sure how you would transport these back to your home) or perhaps you like chicken: these can be bought cooked, chilled or live, the choice is yours. There are also stall-holders selling roasted pork, lamb, potatoes or hot Crépes.
Market times vary but generally start at 6 or 7am and finish at mid-day or 1pm.
Pontivy - Monday & Saturday
Ploërmel - Monday & Friday
Rostrenen - Tuesday
Vannes - Saturday & Wednesday
Locminé - Thursday
Josselin - Saturday
Loudéac - Saturday
Vannes - Wednesday & Saturday
Rennes - Mon-Sat in the food halls, Saturday morning aux lices (in the streets)
As well as these regular street markets, Brittany has a number of Brocantes, (which is like a car boot sale) in various areas. We will put the area and dates into the information pack which will be available in your gîte ready for your arrival. There are also a number of Troc & Puces (similar to table sales) which take place, again details will be in the information packs.
Don't forget, once you have bought your bargains, take time out to enjoy the local restaurants' Plât du Jour (dish of the day) which can be a very reasonable priced way of enjoying a two/three course local meal.