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Come and take a stroll through Plougasnou market!

Way back in 1586, the King decided to create a weekly market in the town of Plougasnou. Ever since, the traditional market at Plougasnou has always been a convivial meeting place for locals as well as tourists coming to visit Morlaix Bay.

With twenty or more stalls in winter and over a hundred in the summer, the church square is a bustling spot on Tuesday mornings where traders set out their local produce and share the expertise with shoppers.

Flavours to tempt the tastebuds...

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Fruit and vegetables: local producers offer their seasonal harvest - potatoes, artichokes, cauliflowers, apples and strawberries alike will seduce you with their fresh flavours.

Meats and prepared dishes: there’s always an expert on hand to advise you and perhaps to offer a taste of bacon or French chitterlings!

Lichouseries: this is a rather strange word that comes from the Breton word lichous, and it essentially means ‘tasty things’! If this appeals to you, there are certainly a few goodies calling out to you from the various stalls: honey, crêpes, home-made Far cake, the wonderful caramel made from salted butter, or the incomparable kouign-aman, a buttery-sugary delight that’s squidgy in the centre and caramelised on top.

Seafood: gaze at the ice-covered display and you’ll see it’s a difficult choice from so many delicacies: seabass, pollock, skate, fresh mackerel, prawns…. And don’t miss out on the wonderful oysters raised in Morlaix Bay by the Bigois family.
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To complete your meal in true Breton style, be sure to add some unpasteurised cheeses, organic bread and farm-style yoghurts to your basket, along with a local cider.

Colours to dazzle the eyes...

Clothes: maybe a sweater in case a chill is forecast, a striped Breton top to look the part, or a fabulously practical Vareuse, a sailor’s top made of thick sailcloth.

Flowers and plants: a fine bouquet of seasonal colours will brighten your dining table, while a blue hydrangea will light up any corner of your garden.

In summer, brightly coloured and varied stands await you: paintings, jewellery, wicker baskets, decorative objects, toys and more.

Something unmissable

Plougasnou market is a friendly, lively event, where traders, locals and visitors gather together in a family-friendly atmosphere filled with strolling, smiling people that range from serious shoppers with full baskets to those simply enjoying the chance to chat on the street corner.

Find the full list of markets in and around Morlaix online or ask for it at any of our Tourist Offices.