We will be spending two weeks in France, one week in Paris and the other week driving from Dinan to Honfleur and back to Paris. Aftert two days spent near the Montparnasse Train Station we will be taking a train to Rennes, then renting a car and driving to Dinan (three nights), to Mont St. Michel and on to Bayeux (2 nights), then on to Honfleur (2 nights), then to Giverny and back to Paris (5 nights in the 5th Arr.).
We love good food and we also enjoy the challenge of finding great little restaurants that are not fancy, nor very expensive (expensive is relative). I’m not saying budget or cheap restaurants, but we find that our most enjoyable meals are at restaurants in the middle of the price scale, but many of our great meals have been at little, family places with no curb appeal. For years expense accounts allowed for meals at more expensive places, but that is no longer an option. Chow Hound contributors have been wonderful in providing excellent suggestions over the years, but all of our past travels (using Chow Hound) have been in North America, so this will be the first time we have tried Chow Hound for anywhere in Europe. We have been to France before (10 days in Paris over Bastille Day several years ago), but never to Brittany or Normandy, or to this particular Arrondissment. Thank you very much for your help.