A Walk on the Other Side – Brittany
Brittany is the region of France right next to Normandy – and there is certainly some sibling rivalry between them. I learned that pretty quickly when I tried to order a ‘Kir Normand’ (Cider and Creme de Cassis) … and the waiter pretended not to know what I meant.
We started our visit with an evening walking tour (Thanks Rick Steves!). Dinan has a cute main town area at the top of the hill, and a street known as ‘thirsty street’ – where we had a drink in the evening with some interesting characters.
After we toured the ‘top of town’, we walked downhill to the water.
Downhill turned out to be quite a hike … well, not as much of a hike as coming back uphill was. Check out the window sills along the sides – fisherman and shops would lay out their wares for sale here.
“Kouign Aman” – yeah, I don’t know how to pronounce it either – but it’s a local pastry – that apparently Ryan’s tastebuds didn’t quite understand. It was doughnut shaped … and super sweet … and honey-y?
The next dessert (before dinner, by the way) was a raspberry cream macaroon which was impossible to eat without making a mess, but quite delicious.
Halfway back up the hill – we found Crepes and Cider … ohh the things I love about France. Seriously, a frill-free dinner with bacon, eggs, and cheese – delicious cider, and more crepes for dessert. Who says the french are stuffy? (Man … now I’m hungry …)