The genuine ‘Kouign Amann' of Douarnenez
(from the Breton for "butter cake")
This flaky pastry is based on sugar and lightly-salted butter, and when served warm it is crisp to the bite and melts on the tongue.
Find out how it is made
‘Le far' cake
Soft on the inside with a golden outside, this local speciality is based on eggs and can be made with added prunes or apples.
Whether whole-wheat (blé noir) or sweet (froment), these pancakes delight any age and taste even better accompanied by chilled cider or glass of buttermilk (lait ribot).
Traditional galettes and palets are like a local shortbread, symbolic of Brittany.
You can't think of Douarnenez without thinking of sardines: the two are inseparable! Twenty years ago, Douarnenez was one of the most famous fishing ports in France. Today, fishing is less important to our local economy but the humble sardine still has its place in Douarnenez. In the Chancerelle factory, sardines are tinned and shipped to supermarkets across the world, bearing the brand name ‘Connétable .'
Other tinned fish specialities
Cobreco - brand name : Arok
Paulet - brand name: Petit Navire
Wenceslas-Chancerelle - brand name: Connétable
A local shop selling tinned sardines and other regional products prepared using traditional methods.