Crozon (breton Kraozon)
Crozon (breton Kraozon )
Crozon is the principle town of the Presqu'ile de Crozon, the peninsula located in the dèpartement of Finistère in the northwest of Brittany.
Crozon has a population of approximately 7, 500 citizens, and over time has developed strong ties to its neighbouring town of Morgat. Over the years they grown together, so that is really only possible to recognise by the town signs if you are actually in the one or the other.
The focal point of Crozon is the Church of St. Pierre and the church square, which also serves as the principle marketplace. During the high season there is a daily supply of locally produced fruit and vegetables, with all types of the freshest fish and shellfish also on offer, caught by local fisherman the night before.
The main market traders are Jean-Marc from Kéréon with his organic products, and the Trellu family who offer a wide variety of produce, including organically produced potatoes, various types of lettuce, onions, garlic, courgettes, brassica, tomatoes, beets, eggs and cheeses.
Other well-known traders here, e.g. the Le Breton and Regis families of Lanvéoc and Plougastel, offer their own produce such as tomatoes, strawberries and raspberries and goat's cheese. The friendly traders are happy to offer tasters before buying. Some traders even export their produce abroad, including Germany.
During the season there is also a multitude of smaller traders offering fresh flowers, honey and various preserves, jams and marmalades.
Next to the market there is the traditional Café de Bretagne, which offers its customers free internet access. The café is an all-year meeting point for the locals, where all the local news and gossip is exchanged.
Surrounding the market place, mainly in the Rue Alsace Lorraine and Rue de Reims, one will find variety of local retailers such as a pharmacy, opticians, newsagent and bookshop, wine merchant, poissonerie, high-class butcher, etc. During the season, the newsagent offers international press.