Category Archives: food

Eating Around Gare de Bercy

 Bercy Café On recent trips in France we have quite frequently traveled from, or to, Gare de Bercy—often on our way to Clermont-Ferrand. On a couple of occasions, we’ve arrived at Bercy with a number of hours to spare before our … Continue reading

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Paris: A Restaurant Re-Visited

Les Petites Ecuries I wrote about this restaurant before (https://vivsfrenchadventures.wordpress.com/2015/04/09/and-testing-the-new-in-paris/ ) 40 Rue des Petites Ecuries, 10th arrondissement, not too far from Gare de l’Est. Closest Metro stop: Chateau d’Eau.  We remembered this place from a previous visit to the … Continue reading

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La Trinitaine and Breton Galette Cookies

Good marketing by Cows (on Parade), and What’s in a Name? Biscuits, Galettes, Palets? La Trinitaine: Located at Kerluesse, Saint-Phillbert, Morbihan Last summer we spent some time in Brittany. We used a few different towns as bases to explore the … Continue reading

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A New Favorite Restaurant

L’Oustagou in Clermont-Ferrand 1 rue du Terrail (just off Place de la Victoire, overlooking the back of the Cathedral) This might be our new favorite place in Clermont-Ferrand and one of our best in France. It’s billed as a traditional … Continue reading

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Introducing Brittany

Brief Introduction to Brittany (Breiz, or Breizh, in Breton) This was our first visit to Brittany this past June-July, and it was great. We’d read that it was a little different to the rest of France, but weren’t sure what … Continue reading

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A Place Full Of Atmosphere

Where to Eat in Paris: Another New Find For Us L’Atmosphere 49 rue Lucien Sampaix (10th arr) Not far from the Gare de l’Est and on the street facing Canal St Martin. A winning combo—great service, a lively buzz, good … Continue reading

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Food in France: Lunch as an Institution

The Institution of Lunch: Salads For us, a large part of learning about and experiencing another country and culture is trying the local food. This is very evident when you look at my notebooks, as at least a quarter of … Continue reading

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