The ultimate spot for a plate of oysters

I have some sound advice about eating Oysters.

Oysters should be eaten with passion.Oysters should be eaten in scenic locations by the sea,and as close to where they were brought ashore as possible. Oysters should also be accompanied by very decent wine. The best thing to eat after a plate of oysters is another plate of oysters.

But, where on earth do you go to find such a combination? The answer is Brittany in northern France.  Specifically, there is a tiny village called Cancale where the restaurants look out directly over the oyster beds, less than five miles east of the ferry port of St Malo .

As a result visitors can indulge in perfect fresh oysters served with excellent local wines in a perfect location. We were told about Cancale a few years ago and have now been back twice. Travelling to France from the UK by Ferry you can either drive down from Calais through the Normany countryside and past the amazing mont St Michel (a long old day of about 5 hours driving) or go direct from Porstmouth to St Malo in which case you could even leave the car at home and just cycle across to Cancale. There are some nice small family run hotels and it makes a perfect base for exploring the north Brittany coast.

If you don’t like oysters then maybe Cancale won’t be your idea of heaven, but if you do I am sure you will be as smitten by the place as we have been.