East of Concarneau, Pont-Aven is best known for its association with painter Paul Gauguin – but it also has a tasty tradition of biscuit-making. No visit would be complete without buying some galettes from Biscuiterie Traou Mad, where these thick butter biscuits (not pancakes) were invented in 1920. ‘Traou Mad’ means ‘good things’ in Breton and the recipe is a closely guarded secret. The biscuits contain no preservatives and make a perfect souvenir to bring home after visiting the workshop.
Did you know that sardines are deep-fried before they are canned? La Belle-Iloise cannery in Quiberon is a fully working cannery open to the public. Watch the process from a balcony and explore a couple of rooms of historic canning machinery and illustrations of fishing and canning.