Have a mouthful of Brittany! Try local produce like the famous Paimpol white beans (coco de Paimpol), the sausage rolled into a buckwheat pancake (galette-saucisse), various seafood, cheeses, vegetables…
Freshest fish around!
Call of the sea
Seafood is what Brittany is most famous for. Trawlers work day and night in the Saint-Brieuc bay to provide us with the best seafood : various fish, spider crabs, brown crabs, lobsters, shrimps, mussels and of course our iconic Saint-Brieuc bay scallop!
Have a seafood platter or a seafood dish in our restaurants.
Scallops and mussels
When the scallop season ends in spring, the mussel season starts!
The Saint-Brieuc bay counts about 200.000 wooden mussel poles. 13.000 of them are by the Hillion peninsula close to the nature reserve.
Mussel farming is a Breton tradition. Do not just eat them. Think about visiting the farms!
Roll your buckwheat pancake
Wheat and buckwheat
You cannot leave Brittany without trying a buckwheat pancake! (a "galette")
This cereal from asia is the key ingredient to make the famous Breton buckwheat pancakes. Make them yourself or go to a specialised restaurant called a crêperie.
More specific to the Gallo-speaking part of Brittany (the other regional dialect, besides Breton) is the local sausage rolled into a buckwheat pancake: la galette-saucisse! It is considered by many as the Breton hot dog. Try this delicious snack on a local market.
Thirsty? Bretons usually drink buttermilk or cider with their pancakes. Yech’ed mat!
Piece of cake
Saint-Brieuc is a paradise for anyone with a sweet tooth: chocolate and biscuit factories, cake shops… You name it, we’ve got it!
At Abalain’s, find chocolates branded with a scallop.
Try the finest Breton kouign amann (butter cake) at the Choux à Lié at Ploeuc-sur-Lié, south of Saint-Brieuc.
Do not miss the Brieuc biscuit factory that offer more than 60 different recipes: salted caramel, Breton shortbreads, cakes, kouign amanns, chocolate spreads, jams and of course the unique Saint-Brieuc buckwheat shortbread!