Discover the Pénestin market and its local produce.
Presentation of the Pénestin market
Just 5 minutes from the campsite
Discover the markets in the Pénestin area: fresh fruit and vegetables, seafood and local produce, lots of clothes, jewellery and cosmetics.
The market is open all year round on Sunday mornings, next to the church. In summer, in July and August, you can also find it in the town centre on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
History and its importance
The weekly market at Pénestin in Brittany is crucial to the local economy and social life of the region. It enables local producers to sell their produce, preserves culinary and craft traditions, and attracts tourists.
Weekly markets have a long history in France, dating back to the Middle Ages, and the Pénestin market has probably evolved to adapt to economic, social and cultural changes, while continuing to play a vital role in the region.
The Pénestin market takes place all year round on Sunday mornings from 8am to 1pm next to the church. In July and August, the market is held in the town centre on Wednesday and Sunday mornings.
– On foot: You’ll need to walk for around 25 minutes (1.8 km), and you can use the secure cycle path from the campsite to get to the market on foot or by bike.
By car: It’s just a 5-minute drive to the market (2.3km).
– By bike: It takes just 7 minutes to cycle to the market using the cycle path at the entrance to the campsite.
Opinions and testimonials
As well as the bouchot mussel producers, Patricia, the sweet seller, has been coming for forty-two years, one of the most loyal of the faithful. "Today, it’s much better organised. There’s more space for customers. It’s a great effort we’ve all made.
Françoise, from Pénestinoise, finishes her tour of the aisles, basket in hand: "It’s pleasant and very pretty. I like the friendly way people say hello to you, Madam, how are you today? Thomas, from Saint-Herblain, is just as charmed: "This is a lively market. It attracts a lot of people.
Pascal Puisay, the mayor, takes a look around. Everything seems to be in order. "August 15th is the biggest market of the year," he says.