"A living, working, picturesque town."
Our first visit to Cancale was a little bit of serendipity. We needed an overnight stop before an early departure from St. Malo and, using the trusty Logis de France Hotel Guide, we found just the place only a 10-15 minutes drive away.
This picture shows our first sighting of Cancale as we approached on a lovely sunny afternoon.We were immediately enchanted and have ben back there several times.
Cancale is famous for its oysters - a food I am happy to go without - but the activity arouind the oyster beds gives the town a focus and combined with the simple, natural beauty of the bay make it a very popular place for visitors..
"Harvesting the oysters for Market"
Cancale oysters are renowned and "cancale" may just refer to oysters in general. ( Like hoover and vacuum cleaners in general!) Their production appears to demand long hard working days and the small tractors that carry away the sacks of oysters are busy all day.
"The end product"
The couple of oyster stalls on the quai are also busy all day selling a vast variety of oyster to local people and visitors.