Saturday, 28 March 2015

Roscoff and Carantec

Carole's Chatter: Roscoff, Brittany

On one of our day trips from our Chateau du Lannuguy base near Morlaix in Brittany, we went up the estuary towards the coast  to Roscoff  - this was only about an hour's drive. We walked along the sea front  and found it a bit touristy but there were lots of restaurants.  It was just before 12 so we knew it was a good idea to select a restaurant before all the locals piled in. 

Carole's Chatter: Roscoff, Brittany

We decided to go to a small creperie just off the sea front. It was called Creperie La Chandeleur. E24.50

The meal was definitely value for money – for 24.5 Euros we had a galette each (savoury pancake) and a pichet (like a quarter of a bottle) of house white wine – which wasn't up to much.  I also sampled some Breton Pommeau – which the Bretons claim as a regional specialty.  To me it tasted exactly the same as the ones I've had in Normandy – they also claim it as a specialty.  Pommeau is a blend of apple juice and apple brandy (calvados).  I've never seen it on sale anywhere else other than Normandy and Brittany.

Carole's Chatter: Roscoff, Brittany


The galettes were good quality – I had La Raclette - with lots of raclette cheese and ham, smoked ham, potatoes, bacon and cream - the galette was thin and crispy on the edges and the filling was perfectly cooked. My better half had La Fleur de La Bretagne - which I think refers to artichokes (which I saw growing in fields in the area) - it had ham, cheese and artichoke - and of course cream.

Carole's Chatter: Roscoff, Brittany


Roscoff is a pretty little town.  This odd little car? caught my eye.  Roscoff has been a trading port for centuries.

Carole's Chatter: Roscoff, Brittany


As you can see the spire of the parish church is very distinctive – we saw spires like this in most Breton towns but have never seen that style elsewhere.  I think it is called open work – it looks almost lacy.  (Sorry about the tilt on the photo!)

Carole's Chatter: Carantec, Brittany


The next stop was Carantec.  We went looking for the causeway but didn't find it. We did find this expressive dead end sign.

Carole's Chatter: Carantec, Brittany
 
I had expected to see jaunty little beach huts on the Breton beaches but we can't have been going to the right places.  The only ones I saw was in the middle of a roundabout and this one standing somewhat forlornly in a car park!

1 comment:

  1. Great pics, Carole. It looks like it was a fun town. :-)

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