Paimpol oysters and loguivy blue lobster: a tasty walk
Open your eyes wide! From Pointe de l’Arcouest, the jetty for Bréhat, the view of the bay and the surrounding islands is spellbinding. The region is also home to the town of Paimpol, with its shipowners’ houses and charming little streets, and the small harbour of Loguivy-de-la-mer.
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Discover Paimpol and Loguivy from the sea
Paimpol was made famous in the 19th century by Théodore Botrel and his song “La Paimpolaise” about a girl from Paimpol. Above all, it is known as being the departure port for cod fishing to Newfoundland and Iceland. But that page in history turned long ago, and today, oyster farming and tourism are the main activities in Paimpol. Take a look around the quays! Lively restaurants and colourful façades are an invitation to take a leisurely stroll. Enjoy the sight of the boats at rest. With sturdy fishing boats on one side and sprightly sailing boats on the other, you’re sure to feel the call of the sea! You can set off from here to explore the old town and the shipowners’ houses.
Half-timbered houses and sculpted façades
The best part of the week is Tuesday morning. This is market day in Paimpol. Stroll around Place du Martray and then the Latin quarter. Narrow streets, little squares, shipowners’ houses and pretty half-timbered houses from the 15th and 16th centuries bear witness to the region’s past prosperity.
Did you know
Once the most beautiful abbey in Brittany
Today, all that’s left of Beauport Abbey is the elegant silhouette of its ruins, facing the sea. But did you know that it was once the most beautiful abbey in Brittany, before it was looted in the Revolution? Today it is one of the most visited spots in the region.
It’s dinner time!
After enjoying the “paimpolaise” oyster, a speciality of the town, get on the road to the pretty fishing village of Loguivy-de-la-mer. In addition to crabs, spider crabs and spiny lobsters, the place is especially known for the Loguivy blue lobster, the real Breton lobster. You’re in for a treat!