France Travel Planner by Tom Brosnahan & Jane Fisher   Crêpes in Normandy, France
Crêpes can provide a tasty and relatively inexpensive meal, as well as a yummy snack.




Although crêpes are historically associated with Brittany, they are ubiquitous in Normandy as well. Often served with delicious Norman cider, they make a nice informal meal.

The word"crêpes" is used broadly, but on menus you'll see both galettes and crêpes. Galettes are made from sarrasin, or buckwheat, and are savory. Fillings might include ham, cheese, eggs, seafood, or a combination of ingredients.

Crêpes, by contrast, are made from wheat flour and are used for the sweet dessert crêpes—made with fruit, jam, nutella, or sugar, and often topped off with a dollop of thick Norman whipped cream. These days you can also get crêpes with fillings that resemble ice cream sundaes.

There are crêperies all over Normandy, and in general they provide a relatively inexpensive meal. Drink some local cider with your galette and crîepe, and you'll have a real Normandy experience.

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Moulin de la Galette, Bayeux, France

Above, The Moulin de la Galette in Bayeux is a great place to enjoy galettes and crêpes.

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