I'm starting to plan my itinerary for this October. I have set cities/towns, now looking to build the food portion of my trip around the driving route. I've scoured older discussions, TripAdvisor, travel forums, blogs, and yes, that episode of Bourdain where he can't pronounce Quimperle for his life. Now am looking for help with a few questions for anyone who has lived there or traveled there as English speakers (language is a small barrier; I can read some French but not well):
- logis or B&Bs seem to require payment by wire transfer sted credit cards. Has anyone had experience with this and can speak to whether it's recommended? Otherwise we would try to find places that take CC reservations.
- we need to rent a car with automatic transmission but most places we've looked online don't have any even at airport locations. Some forums have suggested calling directly to make the reservation or just showing up, which seems dicey.
Looking for any lodging recommendations or reviews of the restaurants I've picked so far:
Lodging: Looking for someplace for a quick night after arriving from Paris but before picking up the rental car. Would like to be budget and near Gare Rennes.
Restaurant: La Saint George creperie
Mont St Michele:
Looking for a recc for a fluffy omelet. Hopefully not too touristy, and definitely not spend 75 euro for an omelet.
Grain de Vanille for baked goods
Au Pied d'cheval for lunch (any must-do dishes?)
Cafe Breizh for breakfast crepes
Sunday morning market - where/where?
Oyster market - what's the best time to go?
St. Malo/Dinan area:
St. Malo/Dinan - need a recc for a good aigneau sale dinner (will be there on a Sunday)
Dinan - need a breakfast recc
Along the driving route southwestward:
La Faou - La Fregate creperie
Quimper: (last day of itinerary)
Lodging: need recc in city center, prefer near rail station
Dinner: Ty Billig Creperie or Chez Jacky