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 oysterss such as the Pleine Mer from Quiberon Bay, a particularly iodized oyster. That of Paimpol is fleshy and endowed with a strong taste. As for the 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 the 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 Fréhel, go to Alain Audineau, an oyster and mussel producer in the Bay of Fresnaye. It is possible to savor your oysters on site or order a platter to enjoy at home. With a zest of lemon, a few shallots or good fresh bread accompanied by semi-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!
The Roy company sells its shellfish production directly: oysters from the Bay of Arguenon all year round and bouchot mussels in season.
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) .