In 1828, Henri Ollivier took onions to England from Roscoff, thereby founding a trade that flourished until the 1930s. The story of the “Johnnies” – that classic French image of men in black berets with strings of onions hanging over the handlebars of their bicycles – is told at La Maison des Johnnies et de l’Oignon Rosé de Roscoff, 48 rue Brizeux, near the gare SNCF (mid-June to mid-Sept Mon, Tues, Thurs & Fri 11am, 3pm & 5pm, Wed 11am; Feb to mid-June & mid-Sept to Dec Tues, Thurs, Fri & Sun 3pm; €4).

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