Haliotika - La Cité de la Pêche

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Haliotika - La Cité de la Pêche

Haliotika - La Cité de la Pêche
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In HALIOTIKA- La Cité de la Pêche,the whole family goes into the high seas: adults and children can dive into the fishermen’s world.In this modern and interactive discovery centre, Haliotika introduces us to the real fishing universe: virtual fishing boat gangway, trawl reproduction and its fishing, visual and audible environment, riddles for children… everything is designed to take grown-ups and little ones back to the Breton fishing boats...Haliotika also offers several workshops and visits: fish markets, port visits, tasting workshops, cooking workshops, seaweed workshops, treasure hunts… And don’t forget our wonderful seaview terrace from where you can leisurely watch the unloading of the catch.
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baapuettan
Genoa, Italy97 contributions
Just check it out
Jul 2019 • Couples
You will see how the fish is sorted and priced.
Very interesting.
Lot to see and experience.
This tour is worth the money and time.
Written 6 July 2019
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teturtia
Cagnes-sur-Mer, France282 contributions
Great place to discover what fishing is all about
Aug 2018 • Couples
We got up very early for the guided visit at 5:30. Our guide is clearly somebody who has spent his entire life in the business of fishing, and the 3 hours tour gives great insight into this profession, sadly endangered these days...

The visit includes visiting the "criee" where the fresh fish is sold, presentation of various fish that is sold commercially, a great fish soup breakfast, as well as a guided visit of the museum itself.

Highly recommended! Note however that the guided visit is in French only!
Written 14 August 2018
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Jan P
Gran Canaria, Spain14 contributions
First time at Haliotika
Apr 2018 • Solo
For many years I have been visiting Le Guilvinec, in Brittany. This year I was on my own so had a different type of holiday. Coming from a fishing family, my husband had been a fisherman all his life, I thought I knew quite a lot about life on a fishing boat. However, I visited the exhibition, and for 1€ I had the English translation. It was brilliant. You could spend as long as you liked listening and looking at the individual exhibits. I learnt a lot! After the exhibition we were taken in small groups to the automated fish auction. Although this was spoken in French, without the translation, it was easy to follow and very interesting. I would recommend visiting the Haliotika. Just make sure you leave plenty of time to see all the fishing boats returning with their catch each evening. Now that truly is a wonderful sight.
Written 2 June 2018
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Kikoenmexico
Courtenay, Canada397 contributions
All good
Sep 2017 • Solo
This Cite is more than 1 thing: there is the exposition, a viewing platform to watch the fishing boats return and a few visits to various aspects of fishing. If you want to get there at 5:30 am to see an auction, you can do it. If you want to come at 4:30 in the afternoon you can see the boats returning and see an auction.

The expo is very good if you want to see how fishing is done here, get a sense of the history and the social history of fishing in Le Gilvinec. There is an Engish audio guide available for 1E. It offers a small slice of the info in French in the expo but is helpful if you have no French. It does take an hour to walk around the expo.

The tours are en francais (though there is a pamphlet in English for the crie (auction).

This is a well worthwhile place to visit. They have created an industry (tourism) out of an industry (fishing) and it is well done.
Written 21 September 2017
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TSinParis
Paris, France1,719 contributions
Visit Worth Getting Up Very Early
Jul 2017 • Couples
We did the 5:30 am visit of the 'Criée' (wholesale fish market) three-hour tour for 12.50 euro and at first I was a bit skeptical - but after the visit I was glad I got up early to experience this. You learn so much not only about the wholesale fish market, but also about the live of fishermen (I don't think there were any women) and how hard a job it is. You learn about all the fishes, how they are caught and sold and then at about 7 am you have the testiest fish soup. The visit we did was in French with Philippe - he is great. So if you don't understand French it might be a bit difficult - but probably worth it anyway. There are other options of visits as well. Don't miss this visit while in Brittany.
Written 13 August 2017
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MeandererEngland
England142 contributions
Take the tour with langoustine tasting if your French is ok
Jun 2017 • Couples
We took the tour of the fish market behind the scenes with the optional langoustine tasting served with a glass of Muscadet. It was certainly worth reading the English language handout before taking the tour as the commentary is in rapid French, some of which we grasped but it was also good to see the inside of the market - I have never seen a John Dory's mouth fully extended before! The sample at he end was, as you would expect, excellent.
If you are not up for the full tour, do go and see the catch landed at around 4:30 to 5 on weekdays. Sometimes you can buy langoustines live and direct from one of the boats which docks to the immediate left of the lighthouse - 10 to 15 euros a kilo depending on size.
Written 2 July 2017
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Chocochu
Singapore, Singapore269 contributions
Interesting site
Apr 2017 • Couples
There is a nice long balcony area for people to view the shipping vessels unloading at 4pm (check online before you go).
A lot of sea gulls flying over and you may get hit by bird droppings!
After the viewing the unloading of fish vessels everyone would go down to the fish shop to buy some really fresh langoustines and fishes home!
Written 26 April 2017
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naff37
Pembroke, UK10 contributions
Interesting afternoon
Aug 2016 • Family
All the family enjoyed the afternoon out here,used the English audible guides which were available available.
Written 4 September 2016
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D4M14N
Burtonwood, UK39 contributions
It's a way of life
Mar 2016 • Business
This is a great experience to see the fish being landed and moved to the auction house and sold on.
Very knowledgeable guide and Juliette worked hard and spoke very good English. Thank you
Written 5 March 2016
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dazza69Tipperary
Carrick-on-Suir, Ireland104 contributions
so many people
Sep 2015 • Couples
we visited the fish market recently and were amazed at the hundreds of people who turned up to witness the landing of the catch from the fishing fleet which arrives weekdays between 4 and 5 . well worth a look . after we took the tour of the market itself which was very interesting . only draw back was that it was totally in French so we were lost some of time .
Written 23 September 2015
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