GOURMET WALK

Breton classics and modern flavours in Cornouaille

All year long

Surprise your taste buds in Cornouaille, with revisited classics of Breton gastronomy. Enjoy a bistronomic lunch in Douarnenez. Taste the miniature version of the kouign-amann in Pont-Croix.  Wet your walk with a cider in the historic centre of Quimper. A stroll between tradition and modernity!

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For lunch: flavours and colours in Douarnenez

Facing the Sables Blancs beach in Douarnenez, appreciate a traditional French dish, updated, at the Char’Lo Bistrot. The chef’s special touch? The colours and flavours of seasonal, local and little-known vegetables. The home-made burgers are also very tempting… Prices: €

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2pm: Wake up your inner miller, at Moulin de Keriolet

Head to Pointe du Millier in Beuzec Cap-Sizun. Before you arrive at the lighthouse, duck into the undergrowth where the Keriolet watermill is concealed. Its large vertical paddle wheel measures an impressive 8 metres in diameter. It is fed by a stream that flows through moss, ferns and granite rock. It’s like a fairytale! Active until the 1950s and restored in 2008, the mill today grinds organic flour. Inside, there are signs and an audio guide to explain the process of transformation of the grain. Don’t leave without your bag of flour and a jar of buckwheat flour honey, also made on-site.

Open to visitors from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 12pm and 2pm to 6pm.

Sale of bread in addition on Saturday and Sunday.

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4pm: Snack break in Pont-Croix

It’s snack time! In Pont-Croix, bite into a Kouignardise. Like the kouign-amann, it is made from well-buttered bread dough and folded like puff pastry. Enjoy it plain, raspberry-flavoured, banana-chocolate-flavoured, etc. There are also versions with potatoes & Camembert, leeks & sausage, etc., if you prefer savoury tastes.

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5pm: Arouse your taste buds as you stroll around the old parts of Quimper

Take time to stroll randomly around the streets in the historic centre of Quimper. Around Saint-Corentin cathedral, a gem of Breton Gothic art, numerous little squares encourage you to relax. With tasty names such as Place au Beurre, Venelle du Pain Cuit, Venelle du Poivre, Rue des Boucheries, etc., the walk will give you an appetite! On the banks of the Odet, don’t miss the Locmaria neighbourhood, which is artisanal, artistic and gastronomic.

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7.30pm: Variations around cider

Did you know? Sistr means cider in Breton. Discover no less than 60 references on the menu of Sistrot in Quimper. Enjoy with an inventive dish based on cider, apple and often a touch of exoticism. It’s enough to make your mouth water! Prices: €€ – €€€

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IN ADDITION TO YOUR GOURMET WALK

Our shopping ideas

Pastries

Almond cream on macaron with a coffee fondant glaze: give in to the Java, the speciality of Pâtisserie Le Meur. This patisserie also proposes around 30 cakes and a full range of home-made macarons. Enjoy on-site, in the tea room.

Give in to the temptation of the inescapable Macarons de Philomène in Quimper. A choice of 30 flavours, including Plougastel strawberry or salted butter caramel, as well as Tonka bean, lychee, grapefruit, etc. To find this macaron palace, look for the statue of Philomena on top of the display window!

Watch famous crêpes dentelles being made, rolled by hand and knife, at Biscuiterie de Quimper, in the Locmaria neighbourhood. You’ll also find a range of local products and ciders.

Beer

At La Baleine Déshydratée, tavern 2.0 in Quimper, choose from 400 beer references, of which 40 are brewed on-site. The recipes are very original, such as peach-thyme, raspberry-peach-chilli pepper, etc. Here, you pay with a card connected to the beer taps.

Kouign-amann

It’s flaky and it melts in the mouth: the kouign-amann from Boulangerie des Plomarc’h in Douarnenez is one of the best in Brittany. Thierry Lucas, the baker, makes them by hand respecting the authentic recipe… invented in Douarnenez!

Cider

From the orchard to bottling, discover all the steps of traditional cider-making (including AOP Cornouaille) and Pommeau de Bretagne made at Manoir de Kinkiz in Quimper. Free tasting.

Taste ciders, apple juices and vinegar at Cidrerie De Tromelin in Mahalon, Cap Sizun, and contribute to the professional insertion of adults with disability. The artisanal production with IGP certification of this establishment that helps disabled people back to work is regularly rewarded at competitions.

Are you staying several days?       

Set off to Cap Sizun for a tasty trip

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