Markets are an integral part of French culture, history and tradition


A visit to at least one of the following markets during your stay is a must and can easily be combined with one or more of our suggested things to do.

Most towns and large villages hold markets once a week. Typical French market stalls offer local produce often straight from the farm including fruit and vegetables, cheeses and other local produce and products.

Our favourite include Bon Repos, Hennebont and Auray. The small local producer’s market at Bon Repos is held next to a cafe in a beautiful setting with views across the canal towards an abbey. During peak season Hennebont and Auray markets literally have hundreds of stalls. At Hennebont you can walk along the town ramparts, whilst at Auray stroll down to the picturesque Port de St Goustan.

Small markets tend to have between 4 and 10 stalls, large markets have over 100 stalls. All the markets listed below are within an hour’s drive of Couetilliec Cottages, open-air, subject to the season and weather. We can also recommend speciality markets such as antique or brocante markets as well as flea (troc et puces) markets.

Bubry (9km)

Wednesday 8hr – 13hr. Small

Guemene sur Scorff (10km)

Thursday 9hr – 13hr. Small

Kernascléden (10km)

3rd Wednesday of the month. 8hr – 13hr. Small

Lignol (10km)

Sunday 8hr – 13hr. Producer’s market. Small

Inzinzac-Lochrist (24km)

Saturday 9hr – 12hr. Medium

Languidic (25km)

Friday 8hr – 13hr. Medium

Le Faouet (25km)

3rd Wednesday. 8hr – 17hr. Medium

Pontivy (27km)

Monday. 8hr – 13hr. Large

Hennebont (29km)

Thursday. 9hr – 13hr. Large

Bon Repos (31km)

Sunday morning April – October. Small local producer’s market. Cafe overlooking canal towards the abbey.

Mur de Bretagne (37km)

Friday night market in July and August. 17hr – 21hr. Medium

Riantec (40km)

Friday night market in July and August. 17hr – 22hr. Medium. Crafts, Organic, Local Producers

Port-Louis (42km)

Saturday. 8hr – 13hr. Large

Auray (56km)

Monday. 8hr – 14.30hr. Large

Josselin (62km)

Saturday 8.30hr – 14hr. Large

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