6 topics, 30 events during, 7 days about oysters
Carantec Oyster Festival - English overview
The seaside town of Carantec is throwing an Oyster Festival to celebrate its most renowned shellfish from Thursday 27 April to Wednesday 3 May. Offering oyster menus, tasting sessions, accompanying beer, and much more, most activities are free or offer special rates.
A host of activities and events on offer for all ages throughout the Oyster Festival week.
A medley of exhibitions for art enthusiasts will be on show, from paintings and photography to ink drawing, sculptures, and artistic installations, with oysters or the sea itself as a common thread.
Gastronomy, gustatory experiences, and live cooking
A tasting menu to delight foodies will be served at a fixed price in many of the town’s restaurants, featuring Carantec oysters, of course, paired with a locally brewed beer. As for the “Mouth-watering Gustatory Experience” evening on Monday 1 May, an array of chefs – one with a Michelin star – will rustle up extraordinary delicacies to woo your palate right in front of your eyes. Limited availability, book now!!
- Find out more about all 4 gastronomical events (in french)
- Find out more about the tasting menu and the list of partner restaurants (in french)
- Find out more about the Mouth-watering Experience evening (in french)
Sporting events and rambling off the beaten track
Take an exploratory tour through the back alleys and coastal lanes of Carantec and discover a host of surprises along the way on 30 April at 9.30am. For those who like a challenge, the running route offers the same activities. With flavoursome refreshments dotted along the itinerary, the morning promises fun and physical activity rolled in one. For its last edition, 300 people took part, so sign up now !
Golfers rejoice ! The Baie de Morlaix Golf Club, is holding a competition to celebrate the event on its absolute gem nine-hole course with stunning views overlooking the Clouët Beach.
Culture, trades, science, and ecosystem
Festivities will continue into the night with a line-up of singers and concerts. Sea lovers and seafarers can take part in conferences on ship building, the return of flat oysters, and shellfish farming and climate change, which will shed light on the future of oysters in Brittany and along the Channel’s coasts.
Visits to oyster farms and special workshops are laid on for kids and the inquisitive to discover the work behind the oyster trade..