Wedding weekend in Bretagne – Part 1

/ By Carmela| Daily Journal, Places Journal

The coast of Britanny brings back many memories. The first time I went there was one summer long ago with my family. I remember visiting the Mont St. Michel, eating delicious seafood, filling our tummies with Crepes and Galettes and where I tried oysters for the first time. 

The last time I traveled there was to spend a weekend a year after I graduated to see some friends on vacation. We spent the sunny summer days (which is rare in that part of France) tanning along pebbled beaches, walking around the farmer’s market and enjoying typically “Breton” food.

It has been a long time since I’ve been back to Bretagne and was excited to rediscover this region with my husband, celebrate the wedding of my friends and reunite with high school friends.

We had lunch before all the wedding festivities in Cancale a little quaint port village which specializes in oyster farming. Sharing some of the photos of this cute little Disney looking village. This small town is where I tried oysters for the first time ages ago. There are stalls on the side of the road and they sell the oysters for dirt cheap. 

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Oyster Farming

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Bread Basket with delicious salted butter from Bretagne. I always look forward to my salted butter when I to France to visit. We had a delicious lunch in a restaurant facing the water. We ordered a seafood set meal with appetizer, main course and a dessert.

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Crevettes Grises (grey shrimps) and Bulot (sea snails) served with homemade mayonnaise. The sweetest shrimps I’ve ever tasted.

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For mains, we had Moule + Frites and Sole served with fries and homemade tartar sauce. The mussels were the first ones of the season so they were small in size but still very delicious.

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And for dessert a sugar, butter and lemon crepe; very simple but still full of flavor. The first of many eaten during this weekend.

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