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Specialities from the land
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Specialities from the land

When visiting the region, you will come across a whole host of specialities ready to surrender their secrets.

Sweet treats from Brittany

For big food lovers, the St BRIEUC biscuit factory in Yffiniac is a chance to taste the famous Kouign Amann, Breton pancakes and biscuits...

Their skills are also to be seen in their salt-butter caramels, and who could resist their jams? If you feel like some honey, visit the BeeFlora shop (black honey bees) in Saint Alban, just next to the laboratory where they extract and package the honey. But if you are looking for something less sweet, we recommend heading for Marion's cannery on the road to Cap Fréhel in Plurien. This is a traditional workshop where you will find a range of rillettes made from 100% organic ingredients.

Brittany dairy products

Brittany is not a major French region for cheese, as everyone knows, but the campsite is surrounded by dairy farms making cow's milk cheese, such as the Vaumadeuc farm in Pléneuf Val André, which has been producing exceptional Tomme, fromage frais and ice creams since 1987… Close by, in Planguenoual, there is an organic goat's milk farm, Pampilles & Cabrioles (visits possible).

At Erquy market on Monday evening, you will find their range of big and small goat's cheese logs, plus their regular or flavoured crottins. A great new experience. To the east of the campsite, two other organic goat's cheese farms have opened. La Chèvrerie du Cap in Plevenon, 800m away from Fort La Latte, has a great range of goat's cheese crottins, logs, crowns, pyramids and Tomme. You can also find them at Erquy market on Saturdays. The Chèvrerie de Fréhel is also organic. Here milk is turned into cheese, of course, but also into faisselle, fromage blanc and yoghurt. You can find all their products at the Val André market, sold by the Binée Paysanne.

Fruits and fruit products

Another treat in Breton gastronomy is cider, the sparkling drink with low alcohol content that is back in fashion. Thanks to our dynamic cider makers, cider is now known and appreciated the world over. A few miles from the campsite in Planguenoual is the Cidrerie de La Baie cider works. The site produces organic cider and takes visitors inside the world of cider during guided tours. From the work in the orchards to a visit to the cider works, cider will reveal all its secrets. And to round off the visit, your reward will be a tasting of their wide range of products (ciders, apple juice, jellies, aperitifs, apple brandy, etc.). The Cidrerie Benoit is in Lamballe. The family cider works is open for visits from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 6 pm. The cider is of course organic, and the farm has a wide range of other products (apple juice, Chouchen, apple brandy, as well as perry, honey and jam).

In Saint Cast Le Guildo, come and see the orchards at La Ferme des Landes, where Jehan Lefèvre turns apples into a whole host of recipes (cider, apple juice, aperitifs, perry, vinegar, jam, etc.).

And don't miss the Les Diaoulig craft brewery, one of the region's many microbreweries. Here you will find a range of five different products: a bitter, a white beer, lager, ale and strawberry beer. You will find a lot of breweries near the campsite. La Fréheloise brewery is in Fréhel. It is open to the public every Friday morning in summer. You can find out how the beer is made. They produce white beer, lager, bitter and pale ale. Come to their bar/shop and discover the joys of craft beers.

On the road to Saint Brieuc, another brewery is ready to reveal its secrets to visitors. The Brasserie de Launay makes traditional craft beers. The 100% Breton and 100% organic product comes in a range of six beers served in Erquy (at Le Ti Fournil) and at the famous Vieilles Charrues music festival.

Other breweries keep the beer flowing in the area, including the La Guernouillette brewery in Saint Brieuc (over 30 kinds of traditional beer), known for its seaweed-flavoured beer, and the Brasserie Uncle, making beers now sold all over Brittany.

Brittany spices

The Domaine du Triskell Rouge welcomes visitors in Evran. Here you can meet enthusiastic farmers, saffron and rice producers, and food specialists at the farm. You can discover the benefits and medicinal properties of saffron, specialities made using saffron, an experimental rice field that is unique in Brittany and many other experimental farming projects!

Kouign-Amann, Breton cake, Far Breton, caramels with salted butter, pancakes, buckwheat, Kig-ha-Farz, Guéméné andouille, Lambig, Chouchen, cider, saffron.... what a programme!