Shopping and eating

For everyday essentials, head to Telgruc, Camaret, Morgat or Crozon, which have various different-sized markets and well-stocked grocery stores. Crozon has a good variety of shops where you may well find something with that certain je ne sais quoi. Fans of handmade chocolates should be sure to visit Vintage Crozon, while Hervé Yhuel sells mouth-watering cakes and tartlets, and Cave de la Presqu'île offers a wide range of wines and champagnes along with friendly expert advice.


Eating out in Brittany is about much more than just galettes, crêpes, cidre and kouign-amann. If you like hearty dishes, try the local speciality kig ha farz – a kind of meat and vegetable stew cooked in broth with a pudding made from buckwheat flour, eggs, salted butter, milk and raisins.


For particularly fine dining, try Le Mutin Gourmand in Crozon, whose chef is also happy to deviate from the menu and rustle up beautifully prepared dishes for vegetarians and vegans. For regional cuisine and a sea view, visit Hostellerie de la mer, or relish the charm of the old seaside resort in Saveurs et Murée in Morgat. If you enjoy wandering around the attractive harbour of Camaret, Les Frères de la Côte is a must. All of the restaurants offer a wide range of fish dishes and seafood.


Outside of the peninsula, it is worth visiting L'Auberge des Glazicks in Plomodiern, which is run by a chef with two Michelin stars. The Hôtel de la Plage, right by the beach of Sainte-Anne-la-Palud, is also a wonderful place to indulge your taste buds.

It should come as no surprise that omnivores and fish lovers in particular will be in their element here. At this point, it is worth mentioning that eating out here is very difficult for vegetarians, let alone vegans. Although vegetarian dishes can occasionally be found on menus, most people are unfamiliar with veganism and the Bretons' great love of fish and salted butter makes for a certain lack of understanding. Doing without animal protein of any kind seems to be an alien concept and you should expect to be asked about every single kind of food, from eggs to yogurt. I have experienced some hilarious situations, which have massively expanded my vocabulary for expressing amazement and regret in French. Nevertheless, it is possible to find delicious food here, as mentioned above – although I wouldn't want to guarantee that no salted butter had ever touched the vegetables! However, Crozon has an extremely well-stocked organic co-op where both vegetarians and vegans will find everything they need.