21. Cancale

FRANCE ILLE-DE-VILAINE cancale sous la brume
C
ancale is a small fishing town that is famous for its oysters. Sitting east of St-Malo, the town’s oysters have been savoured and favoured by royalties such as Julius Caesar, Napoleon and Louis XIV. Dubbed the ‘oyster capital’ of Brittany, Cancale also features a busy town square and a pretty port.

 
Pointe de Grouin

P
ointe de Grouin is a nature reserve set on a headland between St-Malo and Cancale. Its rocky outcrops, wild flowers and the adjacent Île des Landes (a bird sanctuary that sheathes giant cormorants) make it a good hiking destination.

 

 

Location
Cancale is located at marker 21 on the map of Brittany below.

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CANCALE MAP:   1. Marché aux Huîtres (oyster market)  2. Pointe de Grouin 

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