The port of Bélon of the Bélon !

Riec-sur-Bélon and Moëlan sur Mer are towns in the Finistère Dept 29 of my lovely Bretagne, and in the old Cornouaille (cornwall). Belon is the name of a river that the ancients called “Beln “. I have written before on the town, but need to tell you more about its wonderful port of Bélon, and plenty of oysters activity, the best in France and maybe more….

Riec sur belon port de belon bay boats jun22

The area is large for oysters here but for the flat oyster it is at Riec Sur Belon. A quiet town but a much better port, because it is by the Port du Belon across the estaury to fing the growers. 

Riec sur belon open port to sea jun22

The Belon oyster is an oyster with a rounded shape with a firm flesh of white color. In this case, it is sometimes nutted with brown or grey colors. It can be eaten rather raw, rather hot, and is best known for its unique and distinctive hazelnut flavor.  The oyster aquaculture activity begins in the Belon estuary in the mid-19C by the Lord du Balay installed its first oyster park in 1857, the Solminihac family began this activity in 1864, the Cadoret family in 1872. Several renowned oyster growers are still in activity in Riec-sur-Bélon, including Thaëron House, Château de Bélon (Solminihac family) Anne de Bélon, Noblet establishments. We have,also, enjoy Chez Jacky where we have even take home oysters!

Very typical, the port of Bélon on the Moëlan sur Mer side that is dominated by a mansion built between the 15C and 19C, from where the view of the ocean is breathtaking. In the direction of the ocean, you will discover the remains of Fort du Bélon which watch at the entrance to the estuary.

Riec sur belon port de belon oyster beds jun22

From the bay of Kerfany, the port of Bélon can be discovered after entering the oyster-farming Bélon river , cradle of the flat oyster “la Belon”. The river flows between remarkable banks that many painters have immortalized. It is an excellent shelter for boats and there are all services nearby. Every day when the fishing boats arrive, a sale of seafood products is organized on the port stall. Many activities are practiced, from coastal fishing to the breeding of flat and cupped oysters through the discovery by boat of the Bélon and the Aven rivers.

Riec sur belon port de belon by chateau belon to sea jun22

The town of Riec sur Belon on its heritage

The Quimperlé Terres Océane local tourist office on Riec sur Belon :

The Château de Belon oysters

Chez Jacky

There you go folks, another dandy in my lovely Bretagne, and so close to home ! A town to be revisited again and again by the coast, the beaches, the oysters!!! Enjoy Riec sur Belon!

And remember, happy travels, good health ,and many cheers to all !!!

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