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This is France's 'most beautiful market' in 2020

A market in the coastal town of Dieppe (Seine Maritime, Normandy) has been named 2020’s "most beautiful market in France", according to a competition organised by news channel TF1.

Over 1 million people voted online in this year’s competition, the results of which were announced on television channel TF1 on Friday, July 10.  

Dieppe market won the 2020 vote, with Bergues market (Hauts-de-France, Nord) in second place and Saint-Pierre market (Réunion) coming third. 

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Local producers and good products

Dieppe is a coastal town and its market is known for its fresh fish and seafood as well as a soft cheese called “neufchâtel”.

A regular shopper at Dieppe market told TF1: “I do think it’s the most beautiful market in France. We have local producers. We would never go to another market on a Saturday. It’s a tradition.”

When asked what makes Dieppe market so special a stall-holder said: “The people are friendly, we have a fantastic mayor and good products. It’s really an excellent market.”

The official Dieppe town Instagram account reacted to the win by posting pictures of fresh produce and celebrations at the market. They wrote it was "a beautiful reward for the 200 stalls holders here each Saturday morning, and also for our local market services team, and not forgetting all our clients regular or not! Dieppe is more than ever the place to be!"

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Dieppe, plus beau marché de France !     Après une 8e place en 2018, une 2e  en 2019, le marché de Dieppe  remporte   l'édition 2020 du concours “Coups de cœur pour nos marchés” de @tf1lejt   de 13 heures de @pernautjp et Dominique Lagrou-Sempère.   Une belle récompense pour les quelques 200 étals de commerçants ambulants présents chaque samedi matin, mais aussi pour les agents municipaux du service Marchés, sans oublier tous les clients habituels ou non ! Dieppe, plus que jamais "the place to be" !     #erwanlesné . . . . . #dieppe #villededieppe #marché #local #bio #ambiance #market #commerces #commerce #proximité #normandie #normandy #tourisme #concours #tf1 #coupsdecoeurpournosmarches #tf1lejt13h #jeanpierrepernaut #theplacetobe #enjoydieppe #igersdieppe #dieppeLaBelle #labellesaisondieppe #dieppetheplacetobe

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Dieppe had previously come 8th in the 2018 edition of the competition and second in last year’s vote, just losing out to Montbrison market (Loire, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes). 

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