The Béré fair has its origins well before the year 1000, perhaps as early as the Merovingian era during which many agro-pastoral activities generated commercial activities around the small town of Béré (Châteaubriant did not yet exist). Later, around 1030, the knight Brient conceded the Saint-Sauveur de Béré priory to the Tours abbey of Marmoutier, adding income including that of a fair. The Brient donation was confirmed in 1050 by Airard, bishop of Nantes.
This fair is dedicated from the 13th century to the Holy Cross, on September 14th. It is a double event, religious and commercial, which always takes place in the same place, on the Saint-Père field, on the slope dominated by the Saint-Jean Baptiste de Béré church.
Today, the Béré Fair combines the variety of traditions with the contributions and perspectives of modernity. It offers a subtle balance between economic data, festive imperatives and cultural dimensions, all against a thousand-year-old background and on the Champ Saint-Père.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday : 9:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Monday : From 9:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, Monday: €6.50
Students, unemployed people and tram-train packages : €4.50
16 years old and people with disabilities : Free
Admission by works councils : €5.50
Fun Fair Access : Free
Car parks : Free
INDUSTRY SECTOR: General Trade Fairs for Consumers (industry 04)
MAIN PRODUCT GROUP: Consumer Goods
ACCESS: General public