If the weather is nice an you enjoy a meal or a beverage outdoors you might want to head to this little street...its loaded with outdoor cafe's and shopping.
I only cruised through here on my way to the Lower Town and didn't stop although in places it was quite busy and seemed a popular "meeting place" of sorts.
Its close to the train station and you can use this street to cut through to access some of the more common attractions of the city.
Id suggest from the number of people that were eating and drinking here that you likely would be fine to grab a bite at any of the cafes here..
I ventured down this street on a Wednesday during a visit in July of 2010 and it was a “sea” of people. A” temporary” market was set up selling fruits and vegetables, fresh breads, flowers, cheeses, and odds and ends.
Rue de Romont is a PEDESTRIAN only street and there are no cars or vehicles allowed here. It’s easily accessed from the train station and can easily be incorporated in a walking itinerary on a route to get you to the Old Town close to the river.
Wednesday and Saturday mornings there is a Farmers Market that operates here but other times you will find the street lined with shops and a few small cafes. It’s a GREAT spot to kick back, enjoy a coffee and watch the comings and goings of some of the people that live here. The market runs only until mid day if you’re interested in seeing this or making purchases.
It was a busy spot and many people were out and about shopping for fresh foods, it was a kind of party like atmosphere with some street musicians adding to the “feeling”. See the attached video of a street musician if you like.
If you’re interested in fresh vegetables or fruit or bread and you’re staying downtown or passing through on your way to or from the train station make this a stopover on your walk about town
When December’s night falls, St. Nicholas, the patron saint of Fribourg, rides a donkey through the streets of the Old City leading a procession towards the platform erected under the portico of the cathedral. From the tribune, the student playing the role of the saint addresses the large crowd assembled in the square. This traditional celebration of St. Nicholas Day, which was revived at the beginning of the 20th century, dates back to an ancient custom celebrated in Fribourg in the 18th century - the miracle performed by St. Nicholas. Legend has it that St. Nicholas brought 3 children back to life after they had been cut up by a butcher and put in the salting tub.
This story, which is depicted on the cathedral portico in Fribourg, has established St. Nicholas as the tutelary saint of boys.
The local girls are not particularly concerned - St. Catherine is the guardian angel for girls. St. Catherine’s Day, November 25, used to be celebrated in similar fashion in Fribourg.
The Neuveville District
The old part of town, once had water-intensive tanning and textile-related industries.