Generally covered, the Halles are designed to shelter, delimit and regulate a area of commercial exchange. The market is the privileged place of conviviality where goods and information are exchanged. In the past, drapers, tailors, shoemakers, and farmers met there to sell their goods, which constituted the essential activity of the fairs of yesteryear.
The Halles, restored in 1997, have in fact never been used as much as they are today. They host a large regional market every Monday morning, a market of local products on Wednesday evenings, but also flea markets, concerts and other cultural events. The Halles are classified Historical Monument since 1922. It remains in Brittany “historic” only 5 halles with wooden frame, those of : Questembert, Le Faouët and Rohan in Morbihan, Plouescat in Finistère and Clisson in Loire-Atlantique.