Oyster Tasting in Port Goulphar
Get a glimpse of the natural charm of Belle Île as you cross the island to Goulphar for some oyster tasting.
The history of Brittany has always been tightly bound with the sea. It is renowned for its fishing activity, including shellfish oyster farming. Brittany, which has long been the great region for flat oysters, has now developed cupped oyster beds. There are considered to be a dozen excellent types of Breton oysters.
From Belle Ile’s main city, La Palais, board a bus for a short sightseeing tour of the island. We pass by Sauzon, a picturesque harbor over the entrance of a deep estuary known for its colored facades. Enjoy the spectacular wild coast of Port Coton to admire its needles – pyramids of rocks shaped by the ocean where foam may fly like cotton balls on stormy days.
Then meet Breton gastronomy while sampling oysters with a glass of white wine at the famous Castel Clara restaurant, in the fresh sea air of Port Goulphar – one of the most delightful rocky coves of the island.
On your way back, see the Grand Phare Lighthouse and pass Kervilahouen, a peaceful inland village that inspired the impressionist painter Claude Monet. Once back in Le Palais, walk back to the pier.