Padstow-on-France (for the fish, not the yuppies)
Review Submitted: 17 September 2010
Date of Stay: February 2010
We have stayed several times in this characterful, impeccably clean and wonderfully located house, and never been disappointed. The kitchen has everything a dedicated amateur cook needs, and the local produce is certainly worth cooking: small-boat fish so fresh that it pretty much swims into the pan, free oysters at low tide (pick them off the rocks), Norman beef, vegetables and dairy products, and a deli that impresses even Parisians (they arrive in their hundreds every weekend). If you don't want to cook, there are restaurants and "traiteurs" (take-home-and-warm-up) to meet all needs. Chez Roger, half an hour away at Le Grand Vey, is a gastronomic pilgrimage.
The beds at rue de l'Eglise are so comfortable that it's hard to get up and fetch the croissants and baguettes for breakfast; send the kids.
Raining? Throw a log on the fire and pick up a book (eclectic library) or put on a DVD (plenty for children and adults).
St Vaast locals are amiable and tolerant, not least the delightful next-door neighbours, and the whole experience is remarkably user-friendly. We love it.
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Families with Young Children,
Helpful votes: 1/2
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