Hennebont is an old walled Market Town on the banks of the River Blavet, a few miles upriver from Lorient.
The Market is every Thursday, and as with most French Markets they start early and pack up at lunch time. The market runs along the main cobbled road by the city wall and overspills into the side streets and car parks.
After visiting the market at Hennebont, we often head for Port Louis for Lunch. It's about 20 minutes away.
Port Louis was given its name by Louis XIII. It was built over the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries, and is home to the French Eastern Indian Company (France's answer to the British and Dutch East India Companies)
The Citadel, a large fortified stronghold houses the records and antiquities of the East India Company and some of its Naval History.
Port Louis is a perfect place to sample Moules et frites. 1 kg of moules costs 10 or 11 euros per person and will be served with fresh bread and a carafe of cold mineral water. Drink the house wine, a 75cl pichet (carafe) will cost about 7 or 8 Euros.
You can have an advance 'virtual' visit at
Port Louis also has a nice beach, and its market is on Saturday Morning.