Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff

The Breton onion-sellers know their onions
Museum, Rural agricultural area, History, Trades at Roscoff

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  • The Roscoff onions and the ‘Johnnies’ who sold them in an authentic setting.

    In a former traditional Breton farm, the Maison des Johnnies explains the history of the Roscoff onion. And just who are/were the Johnnies? It is the name given to the onion sellers who, from the middle of the 19th century, used to set off from Roscoff in the summer to sell their onions door-to-door in England, first on foot, and later, on bikes. In 1929, there were some 1500 on the road. Today, there are about 20. An often forgotten story that is told here with photographs and films. The museum also shows off the Roscoff onion - its health benefits (vitamin C) and AOC (Appelation d'Origine Contrôlée) label - like wines - which was granted in 2009. And not forgetting meetings with the professionals, with tastings of onion based products, and a discovery trail in a little train including a visit to an onion grower.
  • Environment
    • Outskirts of town
  • Spoken languages
    • fr*
  • Accepted customers
    • Individuals
    • Groups
  • Activities
    • Special theme activity
  • Services
    • Disabled facilities and reception
Payment methods
  • Debit cards
  • Cheques and giro cheques
  • Holiday cheques
  • Cash
  • Rates 2020
  • Standard rate - adult full price
    From 5 €
  • Child rate
    From 3 €
  • Large family rate
    From 10 €
  • Reduce rate
    From 3 €
  • Group rate
    From 4 €
  • From April 7, 2020 until October 31, 2020
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