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Louhans Market

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Sharon L wrote a review Nov. 2019
New Bern, North Carolina25 contributions6 helpful votes
The market at Louhans is one of the largest in Burgundy and not to be missed. It meanders around town and includes something for everyone, local and tourist alike. Clothing, knives, shoes, socks, baskets, tools... And the food, Oh My Goodness THE FOOD, cheese, fresh vegetables, meat, charcuterie, fish, fowl, breads, eggs, honey, jams, wine tasting, prepared food, mouth watering morsels around every corner. My best advise is to go EARLY, it all ends at 1:00 PM, and bring your shopping cart or bags, You WILL want to buys lots.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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dunholme wrote a review Sep. 2019
Durham74 contributions28 helpful votes
My wife and I visit markets in France regularly on our annual trips. This market is in a separate league to almost all the others. It caters for almost everyone and not just those looking for fruit, cheese and leather belts. You will need a whole morning just to look briefly at every stall.
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Date of experience: July 2019
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George R wrote a review Jan. 2018
Boston, Massachusetts87 contributions68 helpful votes
Yes there are many stalls and much of the food offered looks delicious but there is nothing here that you can not get elsewhere. In fact, dare I say it, the cheeses and other prepared foods here are available in most US food stores. As for the dreary and ordinary displays of hats, socks, sweaters and jackets, no thanks. I did finally buy some olives but again nothing special I just wanted to buy something before leaving. So, should you go? I went at about 10:30 and found easy parking and smallish crowds. If you have never been to a French outdoor market, yes, go. If you have done the market thing you can skip this one. It’s really nothing special.
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Date of experience: January 2018
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bargee2016 wrote a review Sep. 2017
Tournus, France373 contributions60 helpful votes
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Louhans market is slightly unusual in two respects in that it is held on Mondays (a day when shops are mostly closed in France) and the main section deals in live animals - mostly chicken and game birds but various varieties of small birds and animas kept as pets too. Those of delicate disposition may find it heavy going, but as long as you accept that if you eat meat then it will be alive at one point you should be OK. The Bresse region is renowned for its poulet de Bresse, and here they can be bought as eggs, alive and clucking or ready for the pot, and as take-away in each form. There are plenty of other food stuffs available too, including Louhans speciality the corniotte - a little cornet shaped choux patisserie filled with caramelised cream originally for celebration of Ascension. Bresse is not a region for grapes and Burgundian vineyards are at some distance on the other side of the river Saône, but there is obviously the mandatory stall where you can get a glass or two should you wish. Cross the road and you find the more common foodmarket stalls in rich profusion around the church with its patterned Burgundian roof - the baker, the charcutier, the vegetable seller, the cheese stall, the fishmonger and just about anything else you might wish for. Around the corner again and you are in the high street - the longest arcaded street in France. Here you will find the non-foodie stuffs, the shoes, the hats, the African selling belts and wallets, the cheap watches, and numerous gee-gaws of all description. Here too are the cafés and bars where you can sit and watch others doing the rounds while you relax with a coffee. Obviously it is a serious working market, and it is a good place to see everyday Bresse life. The Brrresse accent with its rrrrolling “rrr’s” does take a bit of getting used to though.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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YinYang01 wrote a review Aug. 2017
Lyon, France319 contributions176 helpful votes
There are so many stalls. The sellers are really nice and ready for a smile or a joke. You can find so many things there. Do not miss the part where you can see/ buy live birds, chickens, rabbits, and so on....All the prices are reasonable. You can have a really good time there. This market has been going on for so many years, only on Mondays until 1PM.
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Date of experience: August 2017
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