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La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff

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Memories of our 'French Onion Man'!

As a child growing up in South Yorkshire I remember well the annual visit of the 'French Onion Man... read more

Reviewed 24 May 2018
CathyAJ
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Taunton, United Kingdom
Small but perfectly formed - a bit like the onions!

I've been aiming to visit this little museum for about ten years, but every time I have been either... read more

Reviewed 19 May 2018
Stephen T
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Looe, United Kingdom
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48 rue Brizeux | Parking De La Gare Gratuit À Deux Minutes À Pieds., 29680 Roscoff, France
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Started by a Welshman, only 1 A4 sheet in English, everything else in French! An “English speaking guide” for the 1 hour tour, not when we were there. Great little museum but totally lacking enthusiasm when it comes to marketing! Oh, by the way the...More

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Maisondesjohnnies, médiatrice culturelle at La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Hello peterandjenny282, Thanks for your precisions. The guided tour is actually in French, but information is available in English along the way . In this period, schedules are indeed restricted, but the high season arrives and three visits a day will be proposed. Thank you...More

Reviewed 24 May 2018

As a child growing up in South Yorkshire I remember well the annual visit of the 'French Onion Man' wearing his beret and riding his bike festooned with lovely pink onions. Half a century (or so) later I was fascinated to learn the history of...More

Thank CathyAJ
Maisondesjohnnies, médiatrice culturelle at La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2018

Thank you for your visit ! Natacha.

Reviewed 19 May 2018

I've been aiming to visit this little museum for about ten years, but every time I have been either visiting or passing through Roscoff it has been closed. Then finally (17 May) my time in the town coincided with the museum's opening hours and I...More

Thank Stephen T
Maisondesjohnnies, médiatrice culturelle at La Maison des Johnnies et de l'Oignon de Roscoff, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Hello Stephen T, Thank you for your comment, see you soon ! Natacha

Reviewed 25 April 2018

Firstly, check the opening times as this place only opens fro a couple of hours in the afternoon. This is a very small museum dedicated to the "Johnnies" who older people will have either come across or hard of. This is a bit of nostalgia...More

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Reviewed 10 November 2016

An interesting look into the way the French onion sellers now live, but also shows the history of the French onion sellers with their bikes and onions going to England and selling them there. In August there are market stalls with different types of onions,...More

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Reviewed 19 October 2016

We made a real effort to visit this building, going first to find opening hours and then returning specially to the town at the advertised time. The woman in charge was rude and unfriendly, told us we could not visit and muttered something about a...More

Thank diandjj
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I can remember the Johnnies coming down our streets with their onions on their bicycles as a child and so I was very interested in visiting this small museum when in Roscoff. Some very good photos showing the history of the Johnnies and an excellent...More

1  Thank Shoegirl58
Reviewed 28 August 2015

This tiny museum dedicated to the Breton Farmers who first took their delicate pink onions to sell over in England is located in a quiet backstreet in the pretty little port of Roscoff. It tells the story and fortunes of a once lucrative and profitable...More

1  Thank AndrewJohnWaller
Reviewed 12 April 2015

We wasted a chunk of our day coming here and finding that the times were different. Can't see us returning again unless we had time to kill in Roscoff and some other reason to be very close by.

Thank Hilly J
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Who'd've thought the humble onion brought about the ferry revolution in Brittany? I like how the onion is celebrated in a factual but in a fun way and the importance it has in this corner of the Breton province.

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Response from Shoegirl58 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure but not open every day and not before 11 am I think! We were caught out and had to go on a walk while we waited for,them to open. Best to check their web site!
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