Redon and its ‘Foire Teillouse’ Chestnut Fair

Redon is famous for its sweet chestnut trees, which proliferate in the area thanks to the know-how of generations of country folk who have developed varieties which they graft, just like apple trees!
 
NB : chestnuts come from sweet chestnut trees and should not be confused with conkers which come from horse chestnut trees and are not edible.
 
The centuries-old Foire Teillouse, the grand Chestnut Fair which takes place on the 4th Saturday in October, is the high point of a month of festivities known as October Chestnut Month in the Pays de Redon. Events include the Fête des Fruits d’Automne at Peillac, the Taverne aux Marrons with its roasted chestnuts and cider and the Bogue d’Or in Redon, a competition for the best poultry and chestnut terrine, guided tours and special events for the Autumn half-term holiday, menus featuring chestnuts in restaurants and creperies… not forgetting the funfair and La Petite Bogue children’s festival which delight younger generations

 

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Marrons de Redon grillé - MJEGAT