Dinner at Bar Le Passage in Paris

Paris is famous for fine restaurants, but often they’re way out of my price range. But my friend Donna Morris of Best Friend in Paris took Barbara Wendell and me to Bar Le Passage on place Madeleine, where we could taste the food of highly-decorated chef Alain...

A Visit to the Nissim de Comondo in Paris

“Why don’t they talk about the wife?” Robin wondered as we toured the Musée Nissim de Camondo in Paris.  “Have you noticed she’s never mentioned?” Robin and I had walked the two blocks from our hotel, the Relais Monceau, to visit one of my favorite places in Paris, a...

Walking on Brittany’s Cote de Granit Rose

“This landscape looks like it was painted by Georgia O’Keefe,” Robin observed as we encountered the huge stones of Brittany’s Cote de Granit Rose, the Pink Granite Coast. All sharp edges of the rocks had long ago been worn smooth by wind and water. They looked as...

Street Food in Brittany

Donna and I are staying at a B&B (aka “chateau”) called Le Manoir de La Villeneuve near the small town of Lamballe in Brittany. Yesterday we visited the Lamballe morning market, then drove to Dinan for their larger market. Lunch was galette saucisse, a sausage...