Who will succeed this year to the Dieppe market (Seine-Maritime), elected in 2020 the most beautiful market in France? Perhaps that of Lesneven (Finistère), selected to represent the Brittany region in the competition organized by the 13h newspaper of TF1, of which this is the fourth season.
But this is not the main thing for the mayor of the town, Claudie Balcon: “Of course, like all the participants, we would like to win, but ultimately if we do not win it is not very serious in itself. Throughout this period we will have talked about the market and it has aroused a real enthusiasm with traders who played the game. It really bonded everyone. “
Social bond vector
Dressed in a yellow T-shirt, the color of the town’s coat of arms, traders are necessarily delighted with this spotlight. “We are very proud that the Lesneven market is represented at the national level, confirms Henri Prigent, who has been selling plants there every Monday since … 1971. I like the atmosphere, the people are nice. “ In summer, when the market is full of tourists, it has up to 150 exhibitors.
For Lesneviennes and Lesneviens, the market is “an obligatory passage” as Michèle says, “a weekly outing” for Noëlle: “it’s well stocked, there is a bit of everything. It’s also a way to meet people you only see here.” The social dimension is also capital for the mayor of Lesneven: “it is a place where people meet, it is a vector of social bond.”
Supported by personalities
The Lesneven market will be in the spotlight in Marie-Sophie Lacarrau’s 1 p.m. newspaper this Wednesday, June 2. A TF1 team came to the site on Monday, May 31. Several personalities have taken a stand for Lesneven, such as actor Bruno Madinier, football coach Paul Le Guen or former Tour de France speaker Daniel Mangeas, all used to strolling along the stalls in Place du Château.
Vote for the Lesneven market!
More than 1.5 million Internet users have already voted on the competition website. Don’t forget to click here to support the Breton representative. The big winner will be determined at the end of June.
Practical information : Big Lesneven market on Monday from 8:30 am to 1 pm. Food market on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Place du Château 29260 Lesneven.