Gourmet Walk

Taste and character at the Heart of Brittany

Discover the manufacturing secrets of two emblematic products from the Heart of Brittany: andouille smoked pork sausage from Guémené-sur-Scorff and Coreff beer, brewed in Carhaix. In Huelgoat forest, admire a rocky chaos made by Gargantua!

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11am – Learn to make traditional Guémené andouille

Welcome to Guémené-sur-Scorff, Small Town of Character with medieval charm. Stroll around its little streets lined with half-timbered houses, discover the ramparts and visit the “Queen’s Baths” on a lovely walk through time, before tasting the famous andouille smoked pork sausage, a source of local pride.
Close to the centre, step inside the Maison de l’Andouille and look up! Andouilles, made by hand and smoked on a beech wood fire, hang from the ceiling, drying before they are cooked. Some hang here for up to nine months. The Rivalan-Quidu family makes this star of Breton charcuterie in the traditional way, perpetuating know-how passed on for four generations! How do they make those circles? Ask your guides and make a few purchases.

Monday to Saturday, 9am to 12.30pm and 2.15pm to 7pm.
Closed on Sundays and holidays. 

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For lunch: Local food from Pays Pourleth

In a typical Breton building in Langoëlan, L’Atelier Bistrot spotlights the produce of Pays Pourleth. Enjoy seasonal vegetables, meat from a local breeder, local spices, etc., all brought together in creative recipes.

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2.30pm – Visit the Coreff brewery in Carhaix

You must have seen the horse head emblem on a bistro counter or at a festival. Visit the la micro-brewery in Carhaix to discover where Coreff craft beer comes from. A museum area traces the history of the pioneer in Breton beers and helps you to unravel a few manufacturing secrets, from the blend of cereals to fermentation. It’s also the perfect opportunity to soak up the Coreff spirit: “serious, without taking ourselves seriously”, is what they like to say! At the end of the tour, don’t miss the chance to taste the beer.

Monday to Friday, 9am to 12.30pm and 1.30pm to 5.30pm.
Brewery tours take place in July and August, Monday to Friday at 11am and 3pm.
Booking required. 

Read also: The top 5 artisanal microbreweries with tasting opportunities

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5pm – A walk in Huelgoat forest

Don’t miss Huelgoat forest and its impressive rocky chaos, which legend says was made by Gargantua! Move the Shaking Rock, identify the cooking pot and other utensils in Ménage de la Vierge… it’s a walk that will keep you intrigued!

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In addition to your gourmet walk

Our shopping ideas

Honey 

Sweet, fruity, strong or spicy… The natural La Fontaine d’Airmeth honeys taste of the chestnut forests, bramble-covered slopes and alleys of acacias around the organic honey farm in Ploërdut where they are made.

Jam

Treat your crepes, slices of bread or yoghurt to a spoonful of jam from Monts d’Arrée, Les 4 Saisons. jams are generous in fruit and made traditionally in pots outside.

Canned products 

Pork cheeks in traditional cider, Terrine du Roi Morvan (foie gras terrine) and quail rillettes are just some of the local specialities canned by Conserverie de l’Abbaye, in Langonnet.

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