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Sitting right under Normandy on the French coast, Brittany is one of my favorite regions. The seafood is amazing, the butter as well, and I find this area has a lot of character. There is a proud breton culture and regional food specialities that are funto explore.
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Côte Sauvage, 44490 Le Croisic, France
An meal of exquisite and delicate tastes crafted by Michelin-starred chef Guillaume Brizard who operates out of Le Fort De L'Ocean Relais Chateau property near Le Croisic France in the Brittany region. The dining room is bright an area with a view...
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35114 Saint-Méloir-des-Ondes, France
Any meal in the restaurant at Chateau Richeux is a culinary delight, but the real magic begins when they pull out the dessert cart. Chef Olivier Roellinger feels that you should never stop being a kid and you can have whatever you want, as much as...
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1 Quai Lamennais, 35000 Rennes, France
At first glance, Rennes’ cobblestoned streets and half-timbered homes evoke medieval France. But in the last decade, Brittany’s beautifully preserved capital has evolved into a contemporary cultural center with a packed festival calendar. To...
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36330 Arthon, France
The Brittany region on France’s northwest coast is known for its oysters, cotriade (a fish and potato stew), hard ciders, crepes, and galettes. During private, customized trips with Paris-based Purple Truffle, local chefs welcome you into their...
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Cancale, France
All along the Brittany coast are marked trails great for hiking (or walking) known as sentiers côtiers. These were trails used by customs officers hunting down smugglers trying to offload their boats without paying proper duties. That was quite a...
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Centre, 35000 Rennes, France
Startijenn (noun) \ star-tee-zhen \
If you’re feeling amped, then you’ve got startijenn. The word translates to “dynamism” in Breton, an ancient Celtic language spoken in Brittany. Originally, startijenn signified vitality and spirit, but it can...
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56360 Le Palais, France
Inspired by the inscription on the back of a little painting I bought at the Paris flea market, I set off on an adventure to Belle-Île en Mer, an island off the coast of Brittany. What an adventure it was...on a cold day where it was raining...
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Saint-Quentin en Yvelines, Montigny-le-Bretonneux, France
The Paris-Brest-Paris is a precursor to the Tour De France and is the oldest active bike ride in the world. It is a 1200km (750 mile) journey from Versailles to the coast of Brittany and back. No longer a professional race, the Paris-Brest is now...
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1 Quai de l'Administrateur en chef Thomas, 35260 Cancale, France
Cancale is a beautiful spot on the Brittany coast with lots of great seaside restaurants. La Mère Champlain has got a perfect spot right on the beach and it is a fun spot to sit and people watch. Of course the best part is the huge selection of...
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22 Boulevard Sainte-Barbe, 29680 Roscoff, France
Eating any meal at The Yachtman restaurant is nirvanva. This spot inside the Relais Chateau Hotel Brittany property in Roscoff will knock your socks off. Breakfast consists of local Breton butters and jams and cheeses, it is really difficult to...
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Cancale, France
Pick out how many you want, decide whether you want to shuck them yourselves or have the master help, and voila! You have lunch. You can find these wonderful stands all along the beach area in Cancale and nothing could be easier for a lunch, a...
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7 Quai Admis en Chef Thomas, 35260 Cancale, France
I have had plenty of amuse-bouches, but never an amuse-crêpes! Breizh Café crêperie which has locations in Paris and Tokyo has well has a unique spin on appetizers. There regular crêpe menu is fabulous and they have great local cider to accompany...
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29620 Guimaëc, France
This hard-to-find small batch ciderie is worth the drive if you are visiting Brittany. I discovered it at a crêperie in Cancale and knew I must hunt it down to have more! They sell their product throughout France, but don't export to the US. They...
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Sainte-Anne la Palud, 29550 Plonévez-Porzay, France
A Relais Chateau property in Sainte Anne La Palud, the Hotel de la Plage feels like you are at the end of the world. Luckily there are plenty of luxuries to make you feel like royalty like the most exquisite appetizers I have ever had in a bar. I...
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29100 Douarnenez, France
Along the waterfront in the fishing town of Douarnenez in the Brittany region of France you will find an amazing boat cemetery. It is a fun spot for photography and you can sit at a cafe across the street and make up stories how each of these...