Cancale is the place to eat oysters and sea products !
There are delicious oysters and sea products . It’s so good that the town was given , in 1994 , the title “ Remarkable site of taste ” . Oysters from Cancale used to be eaten by kings themselves !
The best advice we can give you is to walk in the city of Cancale , especially the port . There are a lot of activity next to the sea in Cancale , and the view from there is just gorgeous ! You can even see the Mont Saint Michel !! At night time , the port is illuminated and it is even prettier .
There is oyster market in the port and you can buy oysters directly from them ! you can sit next to the oyster market then eat fresh oysters with french white wine 🙂 According to locals , throwing your empty oyster into the sea will give you luck .
Have a look on the marine farm, just in front of the oyster market where you will know all about oysters .
Do you love the sea and aren’t you afraid of water ?
Then you will enjoy a ride on “ La Cancalaise ” in Cancale , beautiful old fashion way boat made in 1987 ! The ride cost 72 euros and last 9 hours, but it’s Worthing it ! The Al Lark association , protector of Dolphin , also offer a ride on their boat to have a look on the marine environment for 55 euros . Who knows , maybe you will see a Dolphin family ?
There is hiking trail GR34
Don’t miss « La pointe du Grouin » , located on the GR34 hiking trail . When you’re up there , you got a beautiful view of the sea , from the Fréhel cape to Granville and the Mont Saint-Michel bay .
How to get there : Direct train from Dol to Saint-Malo 16mins. then take a bus (number 5) from Saint-Malo to Cancale 30min . Check schedule at Edd Hostel reception or on SNCF
Where to eat : You can eat oysters from the oyster market or there is famous japanese restaurant where you can eat japanese food with all the product from Bretagne . Or you will find ” crêperie ” Cancale is quite touristic so there is plenty of options .
Useful website : La Cancalaise
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My rate: 5/5
In: Full day trip