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Southern Brittany

Southern seashore


The southern seaside of Brittany is a popular and elegant summer holiday destination but never really crowded. The climate is generally mild at all seasons and never very hot during the summer. In this region we would offer to stay on the seashore. There is easy access to the backcountry for fishing. The setting is attractive to painters as well as to fishermen. Paul Gauguin is a neighbour, his memory still haunts the little towns of Pont-Aven, Clohars and le Pouldu. There is wide choice of beautiful rivers and outstanding landscapes. To quote only a few, rivers Ellé, Isole, Laïta, Aven, Scorff, and many smaller streams or tributaries. From Pont-Aven to the standing stones of Carnac and the charming  in the Gulf of Morbihan, non fishers benefit of countless goals of excursions. Our sea bass fishing centre will be around Quimper.

One of our favourite hotels is the tall white house on the other bank

Our favourite hotels

There is a luxury place and a 2**stars budget hotel both situated on the banks of a coastal river. The setting is gorgeous, the restaurant is great for both in different styles. At the two-stars, the owner of the hotel is also a professional fisherman and supplies the cuisine with his own fresh fish, prawns, crabs and lobsters. The beach is two steps away from the hotel.

Entrance of St Maurice Abbey on the Laïta river

Former mill house turned into a crêperie perfect for a snack and a cider bowl before fishing

Breton cottages - Houses to rent are sometimes also available, just ask us.

Fly Fishing

We are fishing sea bass from a boat in the neighborhood of Quimper. For trout, the rivers are inland flowing on granite and peaty soil across beautiful wild gorges. The sort of landscapes becoming woodcock coverts in the winter. Season The fishing season for Trout runs from March 20th to September 20th. Salmon has special regulations and complicated dates for each river. For example opening springers in March, followed by a fly only period, closing on the 25th of July. Opening again for grilse between Sept 11th and Oct 24th. There is a choice of at least ten different rivers. Dry fly from mid-may to end of season. Wetfly is a traditionnal way to fly fish in Brittany. Guiding: A very nice young man professionnal guide, can be hired for the day on your request. 

Standing oyster snack in Kerscoulic

Ster Goazec

Gourmet Brittany


Langoustines (prawns), shrimps, crabs. Oysters and other seashells named here praires and palourdes are produced locally. The most reputed oysters in France called huîtres plates de Belon (flat oysters of Belon) are produced very near Pont-Aven. Scallops (coquilles Saint-Jacques) are a great local must. The most reputed fish are sea bass (bar), monkfish (lotte), and soles (sole). Many other more modest species like mackerel, sardine or limandes are also prepared with great talent. The preserved sardine in tins (Sardines à l'huile) are a historical Breton glory. Some traditionnal factories can be visited like for example: La Belle Iloise.

Typical village restaurants of inland Brittany. The menu of the day, often called worker's menu usually costs 8 euros for a three course meal including wine and coffee. Some of them are really outsdanding.

Un peu de tourisme...

The little port of St Goustan where Benjamin Franklin landed in 1776 when he went to Paris to negotiate the French assistance in the war of independence.

Standing stones in Carnac

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