Ruffiac is a commune in the Morbihan department in Brittany in north-western France. Famous for its oysters, the Morbihan is also renowned for its outstanding megalithic sites which make this department a prehistoric Mecca. The village of Ruffiac is where you will find all your local amenities- the bakers for your daily croissants, charcuterie, spar, post office and hotels and restaurants.
There are a number of airports surrounding Ruffiac. The main airports include that of Rennes (Rennes St Jacques) which is approximately 50 minutes away, and Brest airport at just approximately 2 ½ hours away.
Just 20 miles from the southern coast of Brittany, the old Roman village of Ruffiac benefits from a micro climate provided by the warm air from the Gulf Stream. There is plenty to see and do in the area with medieval towns, chateaux and of course beautiful beaches (Cote d’Armour). Other local attractions include the French Resistance Museum at St Marcel, the Nantes-Brest canal and the medieval towns of Josselin and Rochefort-en-Terre. You may prefer cycling (hire available), walking or just relaxing.
Food and drink
The local star is undoubtedly the famous galette, which is a savoury buckwheat pancake. Seafood also features as a major local delicacy. Like virtually anywhere in France, Brittany is a region with fine gastronomic traditions, the most famous of which is shellfish, or as the French call them “fruits de mer”. Popular shellfish include a range of mussels, winkles, scallops, oysters and other mouth-watering delicacies, which Breton restaurants can serve in a marvellous range of styles.
- Restaurant Le Capri’s, 9 Rue de la Liberation 56140 Tel: 08 99 65 13 85
- Restaurant Angel’s Bodega, 1 Place de l’Eglise 56140 Tel: 08 99 69 58 60
- Restaurant le Coup de Fourchette, 21 Place de l’Eglise 56140 Tel: 08 99 69 66 40
If you are planning to stay a while on a viewing trip, a gite may be the best option as then you can come and go as you like and either eat out or cook at your leisure. Buying and cooking your own food will give you a better idea of what life could be like in the region than just staying in a hotel. The tourist office will be able to supply contacts.
Do think carefully about what you want out of a property – how many rooms for instance, can you cope with a spiral staircase, is a pool a must? The answers to these and many other questions – including of course your budget will help you decide upon your perfect property. Ask Sextant properties to put you in touch with a local bi-lingual French estate agent who can accompany you on visits to find your dream property in Ruffiac.