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3 original picnic spots

3 picnic spots in Pays Bigouden © E Cléret 3 picnic spots in Pays Bigouden © E Cléret

Here are some ideas for an original, typically Breton picnic ! A great opportunity to discover the pays Bigouden in gourmet mode !

It doesn’t matter whether you’re alone, with friends or family, a picnic should be simple and good. On a beach with a wonderful view…here are several picnic ideas featuring the best of Bigouden specialities !

A CHIC PICNIC AT SAINTE-MARINE

Between visiting the historic harbour and walking to the Pointe de Sainte-Marine, have a delicious picnic break near Kerobistin park overlooking the beautiful Odet estuary and Bénodet lighthouse.

Gourmet picnic hamper :

  • Cooked langoustines,
  • Oysters from Ile-Tudy,
  • ​Salted butter,
  • Seafood rillettes (coarse paté)
  • Gâteau Breton for dessert !

TEATIME FUN IN TREOGAT

Unpack your hamper on a picnic table overlooking the sea between Tréogat and Plovan and invite the children to tuck in ! Yum yum ! Enjoy a Breton-style teatime with delicious apple juice, crispy biscuits and as for the caramel spead…simply divine ! Once the picnic is over, have a family walk along the beach, fly a kite, play games or go bodyboarding...

Shopping list :

  • Kouign Amann ( a delicious caramelised pastry cake)
  • Palets or galettes (biscuits)
  • Apple juice
  • Gâteau Breton (plain, with caramel or raspberry filling)
  • Far aux pruneaux (a sort of custard flan with prunes)
  • Salted butter caramel spread

“I love teatime cos I can eat caramel spread with my fingers!”

Inès, 100% young foodie !

REPAS LOCAL ET SANS DECHET A TREGUENNEC

 A picnic at Treguennec is always a marvellous experience, both on the beach or by the footpath which runs along the top of the old pebble-crushing factory. As this is a nature conservation area where it is forbidden to go among the dunes, there is no better place for an eco-friendly, waste-free picnic !  Recyclable tins of bigouden sardines, bread wrapped in a cloth, proper cutlery and crockery, re-usable containers of mixed salads and glasses of cider or apple juice. Afterwards, everything is taken home and nothing is put in the bin !

After this excellent meal, go for a walk along the designated paths and don’t forget your binoculars to watch the different birds which nest in the Pays Bigouden conservation area.

Hints on how to have a waste-free picnic

  • Seasonal salads in reusable containers
  • Put everything in reusable containers
  • Wrap bread in a clean cloth
  • Take glasses or travel mugs for drinks

Please note, the Bay of Audierne is a nature conservation area.

To help preserve it, keep to the designated paths. The dunes are cordoned off to preserve the area and protect the wildlife which lives there.

 

“It’s a beautiful area today, let’s keep it that way for tomorrow”

Steven Hélias, nature activity leader