Rennes in Bretagne is a big city and is considered the capital of the whole region!
It a big population to feed and a big market is held there every Saturday with more than 300 shops selling their wares indoors and outdoors!
It is definitely worth a slow visit!
Let’s have a look at what could be found during the last Saturday of August!
Melons from Southern France!
Of course, not all products were local, but they were all French!
Mirabelles from Lorraine!
Nectarines from the Gard!
Garlic and echalottes!
Bretagne is the biggest producer of artichokes!
Black figs from the South!
Watermelons from the South!
Olives from the South!
Pimentoes and paprika!
Broccoli and romanesco!
Bretagne was the first to grow strawberries domestically in the World in the 18th Century!
More pimentoes and paprikas!
Wild cep mushrooms form the South!
Violet turnips, celeriac and frizzled cabbage!
Pizzas and pies!
More terrines and sausages!
More of the same!
Local craft beers!
Whole roasted chickens!
Local traditional jams!
Traditional confectioner in Breton costume!
Looked so delicious!
More than half of Bretagne is washed by the sea!
Pumpkins and zucchini of all shapes!
Crabs and lobsters!
Succulent plants! Not for food!
More succulent plants!
Traditional Breton cakes!
And radishes to take away!
Mind you there also a lot of flowers on sale!
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2 thoughts on “Gastronomic Destinations: France-Bretagne (2): Saturday Market in Rennes”
Lovely visual “compte rendu” 🙂 Thank you for reminding me how lucky I am to live so close to France… I hope you have had you dose of kouignamann 😉
Dear Sissi! Greetings! Sorry for this long delay!
Thank you so much for your comments!
Actually I didn’t have the time to eat Kouignamann! LOL