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The main event in Concarneau is without doubt the fish market. You need to get up early (at 6am) to witness the early morning fish auction called “La Criée” which can be a fascinating experience. Monday and Friday is market day and start early morning until midday. The indoor market is very popular with fish and seafood dominating the stalls. Fresh local produce and cheeses are also in abundance.
Try a Breton pancake, which is a cross between a “crèpe” and a “galette” which is the savoury buckwheat equivalent. Rinse it down with a “bol” of traditional cider! They are succulent, light and crispy at the edges. They are either sweet or savoury with a variety of delicious fillings. Whole-wheat savoury crêpes are made from blé noir buckwheat flour and the sweet crêpes are made with white flour and there is almost no limit to the combinations of fillings you can use for your crêpes.
Popular savoury ingredients are: egg, ham, cheese, creamed leeks, onions, mushrooms, smoked salmon, blue Roquefort cheese with pear, or goat's cheese with runny honey.
Popular sweet ingredients are: butter and sugar, jam, chocolate spread, caramel, banana, baked apples with whipped cream, bitter chocolate with toasted almonds.
Mention Cancale to a Frenchman and the instant response will be “oysters”; the magnificent molluscs have been cultivated in this attractive fishing village for hundreds of years.
Vannes harbour side recommended restaurants:
LE GRAIN DE SEL 13, rue des Halles.
LE SINAGOT 5, rue Saint Vincent.
Carnac: Oyster and shellfish farming is big business, so if you haven’t tasted them yet, it’s never too late! Try out “La Calypso”, with up to twelve different varieties of fish on the menu.