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La Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques 2015 à Montmartre

saint-jacques Best way of getting to know Brittany (Bretagne) ? Visit la fête de la coquille Saint-Jacques in Montmartre this weekend in Paris :-) Last year I missed it, but this year I joined Parisbreakfast and had oysters for breakfast…straight from Brittany, not bad at all ! If it wouldn’t had been for a business trip to Copenhagen this week (away 3 days) I would have bought a box with fresh scallops to treat myself with during the week….but that will have to be another time. Instead I shared a brochette of scallops with Carol, had a delicious and very tasty fish soup from L’île Bleue with sel de Guérande (sea salt from Guérande)..and also typical biscuits (punch) from Brittany (Bretagne Spécialités), far breton, kougn aman (from Biscuiterie Merlin) and organic cider from le P’tit Fausset cidre artisanal. As if that wasn’t enough, I bought a sparkling organic apple juice, kougn aman and a big bag of artisanal biscuits to enjoy at home…and at this moment of writing everything is finished..and the bag of biscuits that I try to hide in my closet is now half empty. Life is to be enjoyed..right ?

La Fête de la Coquille Saint-Jacques à MontmartrePlace des Abbesses, Paris

saint-jacques-1Fresh scallops (Saint-Jacques) only 25€ for 400g…next time! huitresDid anybody say oyster ? You could have six fresh ones with a slice of lemon for only 7€ carol-huitresCarol loves oysters as much as I do :-) We had one assiette each… kougn-amanKougn aman getting heated up for tastings galettesGalettes made with buckwheat flour (farine de sarrasin) fete-coquille-montmartre Lots of people were visiting the fête Saturday morning and we saw several parades passing abbesses-montmartrePlace des Abbesses

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This Paris blog is created and maintained by Solli, a Swedish Expat living in Paris working as a Photographer. When she is not behind the lens or setting off to a new destination she loves to be in the kitchen and play around with whole, organic and seasonal food. In this blog she shares some glimpses of her everyday life as a bonne vivante wherever in the world she might be. Enjoy following her journey through life...


  • Maica
    26 January 2015 at 2:47

    Hello Solli,

    It’s my first time to comment on your blog and this post made me wanting for oysters so I decided to drop a message here.

    Oysters are so tasty but I haven’t tried putting on lemon, perhaps when I have the chance to indulge on them some time. :) One can’t go wrong with seafood, especially with fish, they’re definitely a delicacy :)

    And yes, life is to be enjoyed even if once in a while.

  • Château du Petit Thouars
    28 January 2015 at 11:48

    Great images! The fête looks so fun!

  • Solli Kanani
    29 January 2015 at 0:58

    @Darcy – thanks, it was very fun !!

  • Solli Kanani
    29 January 2015 at 1:04

    @Maica – you should try to have some lemon on next time :-) I love seafood, but I guess that’s easy to tell…

  • Maica
    02 February 2015 at 3:56

    Thanks a lot Solli, I will definitely try next time, I’m thinking of dropping you a mail these days. Have a nice week! :)

  • Solli Kanani
    04 February 2015 at 1:21

    @Maica – thanks, wish you a wonderful week too!

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