Chris Slade describes the son et lumiere presentation at the abbey of Bon Repos called "Le Pays de Conomor" in Brittany, which takes place during the first two weeks of August.
After a fairly dismal week or so weather wise we decided to take a break from work and spend an afternoon in La Baule.
Nice menu du jour at La Bergerie on Avenue Générale de Gaulle – 3 courses for less than 12 euros – I took a rouleaux of smoked salmon with a chevre mousse, a stew of beef and carrots, and dessert of panna cotta. Very nice, and the restaurant (despite it being a Thursday in November) was virtually full. The patron said that about 90% were regulars! Given the competition for diners in La Baule, the inclement weather, and time of year, I think this is impressive.
A quick walk along a quiet seafront – well, it’s still one of the greatest beaches in Europe, even in the middle of November – and then off to the Cinema Gulf Stream…
Potiche is the latest Gérard Depardieu movie, with Catherine Deneuve, a film set in the 1970’s about a wife who takes over running her husbands umbrella business whilst he is hospitalised after a strike at his factory gets out of control. Amusing, easy to understand (pour un Anglais!), and enjoyable – but at 15 euros for the 2 of us, less value for money than our lunch!