Red fruits de Noyon

Noyon is a traditional market town and the red fruit market is undoubtedly the best known of all.

At the end of the 19th century the red fruit market is born. It used to take place in the Town Hall Square every day except Saturdays,  from June through mid-July. At 4 o’clock in the morning began, the opening was proclaimed with a bell by the commissioner. The merchants came with their chariots, watched the baskets were heavy 20kg on average. Once the transaction was made, the berries were carried to Noyon station for transport by train north of France or England. 

To enhance this story and the way they  used to work, the red fruit market was brought up to date in 1987.

Since then, every year the first Sunday in June, local producers and craftspeople, gather around the cathedral. A picturesque and authentically party. The perfect opportunity to try fresh fruits, jams, jellies, and fruit pastes, etc.