Markets & Shopping

Region - Quimper

There are no better markets to visit than the French ones and we have listed some below that you may like to visit, some of the larger towns also have an indoor market Les Halles that are open from Monday to Saturday.  Remember that the French do like their lunchtimes and the markets are generally finished by midday.  Feel free to ask for directions or just follow the French ladies with their baskets!

ROSPORDEN

Thursday morning, with music in the summer

CONCARNEAU

Monday morning and Friday morning, Wednesday evening Nocturnal market (summer only)

Les Halles

PONT AVEN

Tuesday morning

QUIMPER

Wednesday and Saturday

Les Halles

QUIMPERLE

Friday

LA FORET FOUESNANT/PORT LA FORET

Sunday morning/Tuesday evening from 19.00 with a concert (Summer only)

FOUESNANT

Friday morning

TREGUNC

Wednesday morning

NEVEZ

Saturday morning and Thursday evening market, local produce (summer only)

Shopping in the towns nearby is a pleasant experience (Rob even enjoys shopping here!) as it never seems to get too crowded and there are lots of individual and boutique shops.  Some shops will still shut for lunch, but these days this is generally in the smaller towns or villages.  If you are hunting for souvenirs and presents to take home then you will find plenty shops selling the local produce, cider, biscuits, crepes etc. and for children the walled town in Concarneau is a great place to pick up little ‘nic nacs’.

If wine is on your list then there are lots of caves close by selling wine at reasonable prices, you can even take your own container to fill up.  You will also find the supermarkets have a good range of wines.