We flippin’ love pancakes. But rather than just celebrate them on just one day a year we thought we’d share some insider tips on where you can eat them all year round. And where better to indulge than in the very birthplace of the crêpe (and one of our favourite countries) – France.
There’s a range of crêperies in Paris to sample but after a busy morning sightseeing we recommend taking a pit stop at Little Breizh. This cosy crêperie serves a range crêpes from ‘Bras Complet’ – a fresh savoury crepe with ham, grilled bacon, eggs. To ‘The Sea Chic’ – smoked salmon, dill cream, rose berries and lemon, and grated cheese. And for those with a sweet tooth there’s always a trusty Nutella crêpe.
Address: 11, rue Grégoire de Tours, in the 6th Arrondissement, 5006 Paris, France
Stay at International Maisons-Laffitte Campsite, Paris as a base to explore Paris and its many fine eateries.
Crêperie la Gavotte
This traditional restaurant offers a little something different with its unusual flavour combinations. Sample something new like the sausage crêpe with homemade mustard ice cream. For desert? The salted-butter caramel is suitably decadent. Or dare to try ‘La Terrible’ which is far from it – a crêpe with ice cream drizzled with warm chocolate and caramel and whipped cream. We think it goes brilliantly with a cool glass of local cider.
Address: 41 rue St-Georges 35000 Rennes
Stay at Domaine des Ormes Campsite, Brittany and take day trips to Rennes and Mont Saint-Michel, another must while visiting this area.
Take a break from your beach stroll and pop to La Crêperie, Cannes. You’ll not be able to resist the “super complete” crêpe made with sarrasin (buckwheat flour), gruyere cheese, ratatouille, ham, eggs over easy, and of course butter, everything you need for a delicious lunch with a twist.
Address: 66 Rue Meynadier, 06400 Cannes, France
Stay at L’Etoile d’Argens Campsite, Riviera and also visit nearby Parc Zoologique de Fréjus, and St Raphael to name a few.
Crêperie du Vieux Village
This friendly village crêperie offers everything home-made and truly delicious. Sit back and choose options for a light lunch, something sweet or something a little different. Try the ‘pancake pizza’ with toppings such as goat’s cheese, ham, oregano, Gruyere and onion. And finish with one of their superb ice creams (coffee with caramel sauce and caramelised nuts). Wash down with a homemade drink such as limoncello with cinnamon, grated ginger and a splash of grenadine – perfect for a sunny afternoon!
Address: 29 rue Saint-Sebastien, 06410 Biot, France
Stay at Esterel Campsite and enjoy the rolling hills of the Riviera plus day trips to Cannes and Nice.
Le Comptoir Breizh Café
For non-traditional crêpes with a Japanese nod try Le Comptoir Breizh Café, St Malo (also available in Pars, Cancale and Tokyo). Taste crêpes in a white chocolate mousse and Matcha tea, with strawberries, or a smoked herring galette, with Saint-Malo potatoes. Enjoy an artisanal cider at sunset – our favourite time to visit. Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
Address: 6 rue de l’orme, Saint-Malo, 35400, France
Stay at Château de Galinée Campsite, Brittany and enjoy a 35 acre park with a delightful manor house and a beach nearby.
Have you found a tasty crêperie on your travels? Share it with us in our comments section below. We’d also love to hear about your favourite crêpe fillings, how do you like yours?