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An essential stopover: the Jacobins Market in Le Mans

An essential stopover: the Jacobins Market in Le Mans

There’s no better way to take the pulse of a city and discover the gourmet specialties of a region than to stroll through the local markets. The Marché des Jacobins, a true Le Mans institution, invites you on a journey full of flavours and colours in the heart of the old town. An experience not to be missed during your stay at Le Mans Country Club!

 

A setting steeped in history

The vast Place des Jacobins takes its name from the convent that once occupied the space. But long before that, the site had been chosen by the first settlers of the Gallo-Roman era. Today, with its gardens, cultural centre and immense esplanade, it’s a central hub of life in the city. Ideally located on the edge of the Cité Plantagenêt old town and its medieval streets lined with half-timbered houses, the square is dominated by the magnificent Gothic apse of the Cathedral of Saint-Julien. On Wednesday and Sunday mornings, the city’s largest market takes place in this splendid setting.

 

All the flavours of Sarthe

A stroll through the Marché des Jacobins is an opportunity to discover and taste all the specialties of the region. Of course, you’ll want to start with the most famous of them all: the rillettes! The market’s butchers will also offer you their tasty poultry, including Loué chicken and Patis chicken, or IGP label Cénomans pork. If you fancy something sweet, shortbread is a delicacy that can be enjoyed at any time. The region is also famous for its market gardens and orchards. Take the opportunity to eat some produce on the spot or put together a picnic basket for your next hike. Finally, you can also discover local wines such as Jasnières at the market.

On Wednesdays and Sunday mornings, the Marché des Jacobins invites you for a gourmet stroll among its stalls. Take the opportunity to wander the city, too, and discover its Gallo-Roman walls and medieval and Renaissance monuments and taste the sweetness of life in Le Mans ...

 

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