An exceptional local product to taste as soon as possible!
Along a considerable length of the coastline at Pénestin, you can see at low tide a strange sight : row upon row of neatly spaced posts emerging from the waves… known locally as ‘des bouchots à moules’, erected as from the end of the XIXth century it is upon these posts, or ‘bouchots’ that the mussel farmers ‘grow’ the bi-valves so famous for their outstanding quality.
A high quality produce
It is the richness of the pure and highly oxygenated waters of the river Vilaine’s estuary which are at the heart of the superior quality of the mussels from Pénestin. Today thirty or so farms produce 4000 tonnes of exceptionally high quality produce to the gourmet delight of foodies throughout the summer season.
A 'Site remarquable du goût'
This resort is one of the proud holders of the title ‘site remarquable du goût’ – site of culinary interest and excellence – by virtue of the many shellfish farms located in the area of particular importance are those producing mussels.