Pleyben foodies and chocolates!!!

And here is another black and white post for you. Going back there is a nice story on visiting Pleyben. I like to update ,revised and insert fresh text to the original post of 2014. Hope you enjoy it as I do

The day was started by a pilgrimage trip to the historical and gastronomic little town of Pleyben, in the Finistére  dept 29 of Bretagne, we have been here before but,  many places to see in my lovely Bretagne! We set out from home along the N165, to exit Pleyben road D765 Route Touristique, following easy signs for it we reach the city center in 1h30 time.

Once we got into town, we did a bit of stretching walk to go around the Chapelle de la Congregation, buy some baguettes at Boulangerie Loas,at the main square in town ,18 pl Charles de Gaulle. It was market day time so we indulge ourselves in doing our shopping of natural home country produce of terrines, pâtes, pork and veal meats, strawberries on the spot all at good prices and what we love about France the most, no industrial supermarket gimmicks just out with the farmer. Our main suppliers were the butcher , a couple of Giséle and Jean-Bernard Kergoat, who have their farm at “Yun Malguen” at Plounéour-Ménez and do their work visiting several markets in the area. The other find was the cheese provider oh yes forgot to tell you we purchase goat cheese, crottin de chévre which my wife was going to do in the evening once home with toasted bread and honey! yummy. they are at the farm or ferme de Roc’h Conan same town as the butcher above.

We had eaten before at the Taverne La Blanche Hermine at 1 pl Charles de Gaulle opposite the calvary of Pleyben ,  it is traditional breton cooking with a great breton ambiance. onion soup  or soupe aux oignons with some fricassée de boudin noir aux pommes et à l’andouille are delicious! However, trying to try everything as so far everything is delicious, we opted for a new one at the opposite end of the previous one, Créperie de l’Enclos, 51, Pl du Général de Gaulle. They are Gault & Millau 2 chefshats or toques, guide Pudlo (creperie of the year 2008) , Petit Futé, and Geo guide recipient awards. The service, the ambiance very nice, the decoration with photos of the dishes from the menu is unique. The food was with a bottle of Rosé wine from Rocamadour, galettes Paysanne (ham, fresh cream, egg, tomatoes, and green lettuce), Rocamadour (goat cheese and miel), mine was Chichon (fry pork, espilette sauce, lettuce), Mandarine ( fresh goat cheese, bacon,chutney of mango and red onions) , then desserts were écossaise (chocolate and whiskey liquor), pêche melba, amandine (caramel, almonds flambée with Cointreau, and comportament bonheur ( peach, raspberry, mandarin , and caramel ice cream, coulis red fruits, and chantilly). Turn out to be about 20€ per person, good prices.

For reference taverne La Blanche Hermine: http://www.la-blanche-hermine.com/

And this time marvel the Créperie de L’Enclos: https://www.creperiedelenclos.fr/

Of course, we took another peek at the Calvary of Pleyben suggest dating from the 1600’s and one of the top 3 in Brittany in preservation and decoration. Have a separate post on it in my blog.  We,also, did went Inside the Church of Saint Germain de l’Auxerrois, which is part of the enclos or enclosure of the calvary. The preservation is magnificent, and already discussed in my previous post on the town.

Finally, as we were to leave , we visited our favorite regional chocolatier Michel Chatillon, right next to the Calvary. These are delicious home made chocolates with factory in the back which you can tour as well as tasting in the store. The store is packed full of wonders of the French and Breton gastronomy. These are what you come to France for , original, best quality, and made in France. I let you read thru it, but we love the Florentins, thin slices of chocolate brought to the court of the duchy of Brittany by Anne de Bretagne after conversing with Catherine de Médicis and her Florentian tastes. You,have the brick breton, and just wonderful chocolates, accessories ,baskets, and nougats! Worth going there just for this. Webpage: https://www.chatillon-chocolat.com/

But our day was not over, we headed on this time the D785 road to connect closer to the N165 back to Vannes, where we needed to get some essential for the Young today like PS VIta game machines, and video games tapes, at FNAC and Micromania. Finally, getting some home Tools and gadgets for the house at Castorama Vannes.

And we arrive home a bit exhausted but happy and ready to attack this wonderful meal we are getting going, with great wines of Mme the Baronness Philippone de Rothschild of Bordeaux! 

The city of Pleyben with tourism information: https://www.mairiepleyben.fr/index.php/fr/decouvrir-bouger/tourisme/office-de-tourisme

The tourist office of Brittany on Pleybenhttps://www.brittanytourism.com/destinations/the-10-destinations/pink-granite-coast-morlaix-bay/pleyben-saint-thegonnec/

There you go feel better updated, revised better and ready to show it and maybe help someone enjoy this wonderful corner of my Bretagne/Brittany/Breizh in my belle France!

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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