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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Les bonnes tables sur la route de vos vacances

Les bonnes tables sur la route de vos vacances
I recall, many years ago, when we were travelling down to the S of France, from Germany (normally), we always stuck a couple of days in (one overnight stop at least) to profit from the good and cheap food available in French Restaurants.
I think we both (I and my wife) put on at least 5 kilos, just from the 4 or 5 meals taken over the 2 days!
This link suggest the same thing, and proposes "good addresses" very close to drive off points (Sorties) of all the main French motorways (Autoroutes).
North to South, East to West (or the reverse if you're going upwards!!) there will be the one or the other which would please you!
In my day, Autoroutes didn't really exist, they were just arriving, which in many ways was actually a benefit, since I still swear by those Restaurants found under the label of "Routiers" on many French National roads.
Originally intended for Routiers (lorry drivers) who wanted something good to eat, cheaply, with no hassle about parking, where they could have a shower, and which was presentable, with tablecloths and napkins!
They got what they wanted - excellent value, so much so that almost everyone stopped and stops at these places.
Only limitations? Don't eat there in the evenings (tends to be what's left over from lunch) and don't pick out a "Routiers" with a large parking area which is empty from 1130am - 15hrs, and from 19hrs - 22hrs!
The last time I lunched in one, I was mesmerised to watch the thick lorry driver fingers attacking small quails, and I thought of the old days, in UK "transport caffs" - what would they have been told had they served the same thing to a British lorry driver?

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