This restaurant, Auberge du Gros Bill on Pointe du Bile (Penestin) in my native Morbihan opens for business from March to November.'
Lisa Kelly made my mouth water with Plate With A View: Auberge du Gros Bill, Brittany, France (The Independent, August 16)...
What was on her plate you might ask, well "the restaurant is a cliff-drop away from the sea, so fish has a big place on the menu. My grilled prawns were served over a lightly oiled nest of tagliatelle, with a pot of Marie Rose sauce. Mussels are a must when in season –Penestin is renowned for its plump yellow-orange moules de bouchot. A dozen Brittany oysters glided down my husband's gullet" Lisa writes.
Highlights of the Penestin area (picture below, from local site) are numerous beaches, the Mine d'Or and its cliffs and if you want to get a first look at the catch of the day, the fishing port of Trehiguier which hosts a Mussels Festival.
The Penestin is located 30 minutes from La Baule if you travel by train and about 1 hour from Nantes if you fly.
Looking for an affordable yet comfortable place to stay, the Camping des Iles seems to fit the profile.
Many attractions located within an hour drive are offered by South Brittany Gites.
You can find Details on the Moules de Bouchot thanks to Jacques Godefroy (of Normandy).
Wish I was there!
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