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Where to eat seafood direct from the producer?

Salty flavours on the water's edge

One of the pleasures of being in Brittany is to eat seafood. And when you can sample them directly at the producer’s site, it’s the best way of eating good products with a sea view! A dozen oysters, a crab, periwinkles, served with bread and butter and a glass of chilled white wine: it’s paradise! Here is a selection of five addresses for enjoying the best products from the sea from Breton oyster farmers.

In the blink of an eye

1. Terrace with sea view

La Perle de Quéhan (56)

In the shade of the pine trees at midday, or in the front row for sunset, take an indulgent break in Saint Philibert on the terrace of Maison Quintin. In this magnificent spot in south Morbihan, enjoy seafood above the breeding tanks in Quéhan bay. Here, flat and Pacific oysters have been pampered since 1961. Clams, cockles, crabs, crayfish and smoked fish complete the menu, which emphasises the quality of these jewels of the sea. To enjoy until nightfall! The plus: 2 waterfront gites allow you to enjoy the breathtaking view of the Crac’h river within the oyster farm.

La Perle de Quéhan

2. Sunset over the Abers

Maison Legris (29)

In the northern Finistère, get a front row seat for oyster tasting with the sun setting over the sea! In the Maison Legri oyster bar in the Lilia archipelago in Plouguerneau, you can taste the oysters produced by this family firm, founded in 1986. In the designer interior, take a seat at the bar, which has a scaling surface and a built-in sink. On fine days, you can taste these oysters, winners of many awards, on the spacious sea-facing terrace and admire the changing landscapes of Pays des Abers. Anyone seeking original food will love the signature dishes, such as hot oysters and fried abalones.

Maison Legris (FR)

3. An oyster bar with panoramic view

La Ferme Marine Paimpolaise (22)

How about a shack on the customs officers’ path with a panoramic view of Paimpol bay to taste oysters? What are you waiting for? Go and try the oyster bar on Pointe de Kerarzic. Oysters, clams and tapas from Conserverie La Paimpolaise join this menu in a protected setting. The incredible view of the sunset makes this an essential eating place during your holiday.

Ferme marine paimpolaise (FR)

4. Fresh sea food, to eat in or takeaway

Les Viviers de Keraliou (29)

The freshest dishes and an attentive service, all in a heavenly setting. Sound too good to be true? Well, this is THE spot to come and savour local sea food. Just outside Brest, overlooking the bay, this fish shop ticks all the boxes: a warm welcome, exquisite cuisine, breathtaking views AND the “most beautiful sunsets”. There’s nowhere better to come and while away the long summer days! Tuck into succulent oysters and freshly-caught grilled lobster. Followed by Plougastel strawberry melba… Shellfish and sea food are also available to take away. Remember to book ahead as this homely, wholesome place is always popular!

Les Viviers de Keraliou

5. An essential venue on the Emerald Coast

The oyster market in Cancale (35)

It’s unthinkable to visit Cancale without tasting its famous oysters! You don’t even need to go to a restaurant, just head to the market at La Houle port. Here you can taste freshly opened oysters, enhanced with a drizzle of lemon juice, on the quay, as you enjoy the view of Mont-Saint-Michel bay. Here, in this « Site remarquable du goût », while the star is undeniably the flat Cancale oyster, the eight producers at this market also propose Pacific oysters and AOP Bouchot Mussels from Mont-Saint-Michel Bay.

Marché aux huîtres de Cancale

6. Enjoy « traditional » oysters in the Gulf of Morbihan

Maison Jégat (56)

In this oyster farm in Arradon, we have been producing natural Pacific and flat oysters since 1925 and we would like to continue! Here, there are no triploid oysters or oysters from hatcheries, but oysters farmed on sand, in the traditional way, and collected by hand. On fine days, the oyster farm becomes a tasting venue with a lovely 200 square-metre terrace on stilts. On the menu, oysters and fresh seafood, served with good bread and churned butter. You’ll also love the fish rillettes, the seaweed tartars  and especially the stuffed clams with the secret recipe of Maison Jégat! Enjoy with biodynamic wine!

Maison Jégat

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