This “Petit Pudlo” is a guide to the best hotels, restaurants, cafes, and food shops in more than 150 cities, towns, and villages in the beautiful French provinces of Normandy and Brittany.
Normandy, the site of the D-Day landing beaches, museum, and memorials, probably has more significance to American visitors than any other part of France. A milestone event of great Franco-American importance, the dedication on June 6, 2007, of the Normandy Cemetery Visitor Center on the sixty-third anniversary of the landings, ensures its continued popularity. Also home to legendary Mont-Saint-Michel, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Giverny (the home of Claude Monet), Normandy is the third most popular destination in France for Americans after Paris and Versailles. Brittany, next door, offers 800 miles of grand rocky coastline, fishing villages, and prehistoric menhirs.
Gilles Pudlowski’s guide profiles hundreds of hotels and restaurants serving the fish, shellfish, duck, and famous cheeses for which this region is known, as well as its most charming cafes and typically Breton creperies. In addition, specialty gourmet stores that offer the bounty of these gastronomic provinces are listed for each town.