Gastronomic Destinations: France-Bretagne (2): Saturday Market in Rennes


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!

Local vegetables!

Garlic and echalottes!

Bretagne is the biggest producer of artichokes!

Black figs from the South!

Watermelons from the South!




Olives from the South!

Dried fruit!

Pimentoes and paprika!



Broccoli and romanesco!

Potimarron pumpkins!

Bretagne was the first to grow strawberries domestically in the World in the 18th Century!

More pumpkins!

More pimentoes and paprikas!

Wild cep mushrooms form the South!

Wild chanterelles!

Violet turnips, celeriac and frizzled cabbage!



More cheese!


More pork!

Pizzas and pies!


Rabbit (center!)!



More terrines and sausages!

More of the same!

Chinese cuisine!


Local craft beers!

Whole roasted chickens!

Traditional bonbons!

Incredible cheese!

Local traditional jams!

Traditional confectioner in Breton costume!


Candied fruit!

Looked so delicious!

Rock crabs!
More than half of Bretagne is washed by the sea!

Busy stand!



Seafood galore!

Pumpkins and zucchini of all shapes!

Beautiful eggplants!

Fish galore!

Crabs and lobsters!

More cheese!
So elegant!


Bio bread!

Street music!

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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