Category Archives: food

Cafe near the Grand Palais, Paris

Le Grand Palais Restaurant,  21 Ave D. Franklin Roosevelt If you are planning on visiting the Grand Palais and are looking for somewhere for lunch or a snack, this is a good place. We were going to a special exhibit … Continue reading

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Vannes: Crêperie St Vincent

We discovered galettes while living in Paris and have always loved them as a pleasant lunch. We knew that the probable origin of this tasty dish is Brittany, so on our first visit to Brittany we were eager to try … Continue reading

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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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