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Where to eat seafood direct from the producer? Salty flavours on the water's edge

Where to eat seafood direct from the producer?

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.

La Perle de Quéhan

Terrace with sea view

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!

Open weekends all year round and every day, midday and evening,
from 15 June to 15 September.
Booking: +33 (0)2 97 55 01 94

La Ferme Marine Paimpolaise

An oyster bar with panoramic view

How about a shack on the customs officers’ path with a panoramic view of Paimpol bay to taste oysters? The Arin oysters from La Ferme Marine Paimpolaise received the silver medal at the Concours Générale Agricole 2017. So 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.

Open from Easter to end September, Monday to Friday, from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
In July and August until 8pm
Booking: +33 (0)2 96 20 60 02

La Maison Jégat

Enjoy "traditional" oysters in the Gulf of Morbihan

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!

Every day
from Easter to November, from 10 am to 10 pm
Booking: +33 (0)2 97 44 02 45

Le marché aux huîtres de Cancale

An essential venue on the Emerald Coast

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.

Open every day of the year, from 9 am to 7 pm

The breeding tanks of Prat ar Coum

Sunset in the Abers

In the northern Finistère, get a front row seat for oyster tasting with the sun setting over the sea! The family-owned oyster company Prat Ar Coum belonging to Yvon Madec, founded in 1898, proposes oysters and also shellfish (periwinkles, abalones, clams) and crustaceans (Breton lobsters, lobsters, crabs). You can buy to take away, but the best way of appreciating them is on site, on the terrace.

Open from Monday night to Saturday night, midday and evening in July and August.
Booking: +33 (0)2 98 04 00 12

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