Brittany oysters, iodized varieties
A getaway in Brittany inevitably rhymes with tasting seafood. Suitable for farming oysters and mussels, our region is dotted with bouchots and parks. From the north to the south of Brittany, there are different varieties of oysters, each as tasty as the next. There are 12 Breton grands crus, produced from Cancale to the Gulf of Morbihan.
We melt for hollow oysters such as the Pleine Mer from the bay of Quiberon, a particularly iodized oyster. That of Paimpol is fleshy and has a strong taste. As for Penerfine, raised in the south of Brittany, it is characterized by its firmness and its fleshy side.
In addition to cupped oysters, you can also find delicious flat oysters with a sweet nutty taste. Among them, the Belon is one of the most delicate oysters in Brittany. Raised in the north of the region, it evolves in a mixture of fresh water and sea water.
The other variety of oysters is Horse's Foot (larger than flat oysters), subtle and slightly bitter.
Tasting of Brittany oysters at Cap Fréhel
In the north of Brittany, Cap Fréhel charms visitors who come to discover it. A stone's throw from Dinan, this grandiose site offers breathtaking natural landscapes. Near Cap, Cancale and Paimpol offer some of the finest oysters in Brittany. So when you visit the Dinan-Cap Fréhel region, the tasting of deliciously iodized local oysters is unmissable.
Head to the nearby oyster bars for a tasting of Breton oysters, accompanied by a glass of white wine.
In Saint-Jacut-de-la-MER, go to the Roy company, a producer of oysters and mussels in the Bay of Arguenon. Take advantage of direct sales offers! For more than 40 years, the Roy company has used all its know-how to get the most out of its oyster farming located in a preserved natural area. Visit their sales area to shop for ultra-fresh shellfish!
With a zest of lemon, a little shallot or good fresh bread accompanied by salted butter, there are a thousand and one ways to prepare oysters.
In the heart of Plévenon, a producer of cupped oysters from Cap Fréhel and bouchot mussels awaits you for a tasty tasting. For four generations, producers of Wonders of Cape Town share their know-how with passion.
In Saint-Cast-le-Guildo, treat yourself to a gourmet break after your walk on the Promenade du Soleil Levant.
A dozen oysters accompanied by buttered bread and a glass of chilled white wine to toast, and you're in paradise!
David Batard fell into shellfish farming from a very young age and as he thought of you, he created the oyster easy opening. Summer and winter alike, he works hard to bring oysters of impeccable quality and freshness to your plate.
On the port of Cancale, an oyster market unique in France welcomes shellfish lovers for a tasting facing the sea.
Discovery of Breton oyster farming
In the north of Brittany, the Marine Farm invites us to discover the history of Cancale de Bretagne oysters. During the visit, we discover the oyster company, its workshops as well as a superb exhibition of shellfish from around the world. We understand why these oysters are so famous for their rich food (plankton): they are raised in the Bay of Mont-Saint-Michel, the zone with the largest tidal range in Europe (amplitude between the low and high tide zone) .