Pink Onion Festival in Roscoff

Oignon rose

Roscoff (29 Finistere, Brittany) celebrates its famous pink onions with a 2 day festival (Fete de l’Oignon Rose de Roscoff).

The local onion was the basis for a major trade in onions across the English Channel – and led to the hordes of “Onion Johnnies” with their berets, Gauloises cigarettes and strings of onions over the handlebars of their bikes. There is now a Museum dedicated to the “Johnnies” in Roscoff.

For more info see http://www.roscoff-tourisme.com – and the Maison des Johnnies et de l’oignon rose