Cancale & its oysters

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

another trip ideas in bretagne


My rate: 5/5





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