Gourmet walk

Marine flavours on the Goëlo coast

From April to September

Give your taste buds a treat with marine flavours: oysters from Paimpol bay, freshly unloaded fish and shellfish in Saint-Quay-Portrieux. The leading fishing port in northern Brittany!

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Late morning – Oyster tasting on the water’s edge

To work up an appetite, start with a little walk along Paimpol bay. From the romantic ruins of Beauport abbey, follow the “Sentier des Douaniers” to the Kerarzic peninsula, to Ferme marine bretonne Arin. Three generations of oyster farmers breed a range of three oysters here. Appreciate their different characteristics – fine and salty, special, more or less fleshy – on the terrace of the bar next to the oyster workshop. What’s not to love in this shack-style atmosphere, with your feet in the sand and gazing out to the turquoise sea?

View the opening days and times. Take-away sales all year round. Oyster bar from April to September.

Ferme marine bretonne Arin

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Lunch – Seafood in Saint-Quay-Portrieux

Fish and shellfish have pride of place at Café de la Plage, on the Sentier des Douaniers. Eat on the large terrace or in the “jungle” mood of the dining room, always with a sea view.
Prices : €€ – €€€

From the sea to the plate… At Armor port, Le Catamaran proposes “freshly caught” menus with fish and seafood direct off the boats or neighbouring fish markets.
Prices : €€ – €€€

Food – price ranges
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In the afternoon (depending on the tide) – Admire Saint-Brieuc bay from the sea

En route for a breath of sea air! Leaving from Saint-Quay-Portrieux or Binic-Etables-sur-Mer, hop on-board for a three-hour coastal trip on the catamaran of Maestro Croisières. With your skipper, sail gently to Saint-Quay islands, Plouha cliffs, the Bréhat archipelago, etc. Drop the anchor in a pretty creek in Saint-Brieuc bay for a home-made snack. Make the most of this time for a little swim, or soak up the sun on the catamaran. Isn’t life wonderful?

Subject to a minimum number of passengers. Booking required.

Maestro Croisières

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In addition to your gourmet walk

Our shopping ideas

Cider
Do you fancy a “Bolée de Paimpol”? This bouché (bottled with a cork), farmhouse, brut, doux (sweet) or organic cider is the flagship product of Cidrerie Guillou Le Marec in Paimpol. The family-run company is always adding to its range. The most recent additions include a white cider, an extra-brut and a sparkling apple juice.

Unfiltered and non-carbonated, the Comté de Goëlo organic cider has an authentic taste. In Etables-sur-Mer, Cidrerie Barreau has also revived the Boujaron, the eau-de-vie appreciated by cod fishermen. You can find them in the eco-responsible grocery “Au panier de Patou” in Binic.

Beers
Brasserie Uncle in Etables-sur-Mer proposes six to eight beer references, ranging from white to stout. They are made from around 15 types of hops and a dozen types of barley malt and wheat. They can also be tasted at their site of production: a converted boat hangar.

Try La Nordé, a craft beer brewed close to the Plouha cliffs. White beer with lime extract, blond abbey-style beer with wild flowers, amber beer with tonka bean and cinnamon leaves… The range is varied and has received many awards!

Pastries
Bite into a scallop… with praline! Ganaches with local or more exotic flavours, one of the best kouign-amann in Brittany, macarons aplenty… Chocolaterie- Pâtisserie Serge Abalain in Saint-Brieuc abounds in temptations!

Treat yourself at the Biscuiterie Brieuc de Saint-Brieuc, from a range of Breton specialities: kouign-amann, biscuits, shortbread with buckwheat, salted butter caramel, etc. Here everything is hand-made with local ingredients.

Fish and shellfish
Taste the innovative recipes of La Conserverie La Paimpolaise in Paimpol. They are created by a chef with fish and shellfish caught off the Breton coast, without preservatives or additives. Buy spreads, tapas or rillettes for a sea-themed aperitif!

What about scallops for dinner? Head to Poissonnerie des Viviers de Saint-Marc in Tréveneuh and try the famous “Pecten Maximus”, without the coral part. Fans will also find what they need to create a lovely seafood platter.

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