The South Brittany Coast benefits from the warm temperatures brought up with the gulf stream and consequently has a different vegetation from the north and warmer sea waters. There are two distinct main areas, the Morbihan to the east and Finistere to the west. The Morbihan coast is more “broken” around Vannes and is a sailors paradise, thanks to the beautiful islands and sheltered waters. The Finistere area in the west has a strong fishing heritage and is well known for amazingly fresh seafood, especially the the belon oysters. Many argue the seafood in this area is the best in all of France.