If you are touring in Brittany or considering a holiday break in this part of France the pretty harbour town of Cancale may well suit you. It was founded in the 6th century and has much to offer its visitors. You can choose to relax and enjoy the beaches, natural beauty spots and discover pleasant coves, if you prefer try the water based activities available in this part of Brittany.
The ancient fishing port is still a hive of activity you can watch the fishermen unloading their catches and mending their nets. This small town is a must if you are an oyster lover, offshore are hundreds of acres of oyster beds, many of the buildings on the waterfront are eateries where you can enjoy fresh fish in the restaurants, try the crepes and have a glass of Muscadet wine, the local drink here.
If you are interested or want to know more about the oyster industry you can visit the oyster museum, Ferme Marine which is informative, you can learn all you need to know through displays and film.
A long cobbled street will lead you from the port area to the old town where you can visit the town’s museum and wander at your leisure exploring the town. If you are here on a Sunday there is a produce and craft market worth looking around. Cancale has many places for you to dine out, sea food is a speciality but you will find lots of other choices on offer.
If you enjoy walking there are some great walks with marvellous views over the coastline and numerous inland pathways. A little to the west of Cancale is Saint Coulomb here you will find a beautiful beach, Les Chevrets Cove where you will probably want to spend some time.
Also worth a mention is the village of Rotheneuf here you can see some extraordinary sculptures of figures and monsters on the cliff face which were made by a priest in the 1800s.
In this area are hotels, camping and caravan sites if you want more details on this contact the tourist information office in Cancale. If you do not wish to spend all your holiday on the beach you will find plenty of attractions in Cancale and the surrounding area.