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When we first came to Saint Amand you could park in front of the cafe. Now we have to walk 30 meters.
6 euros for two drinks :lol:
Next time will share one.
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€6 for a coke and an orange? That's an insult.
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We were astounded by the prices for the one time we ate out in our 5 weeks in Brittany (not our normal holiday but worried about social distancing and didn't want to be the British tourists whooping it up), tourist village but not on the coast, 4 adults, 3 children just pizza and burgers really, it was early evening sat outside and a couple of beers for the men, 2 glasses of wine each for the ladies, two 75cl bottles of fizzy water for the children,
and ice cream for the children for desert €185 plus tip. Normally the bill at the restaurant that we have used for twenty years would of been around €130-€140 last year.

We were glad to get out there and be on "holiday" but there were no French in the restaurant, just Brits and Dutch.
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Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Fri Aug 21, 2020 6:33 pm
We were glad to get out there and be on "holiday" but there were no French in the restaurant, just Brits and Dutch.
I'm intrigued to know (roughly) where you were as we haven't had any of our usual UK holiday makers this year .. we've had way more than 90% French with just a smattering of D, CH, B and an occasional NL.
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Hi Sue
I have only just seen your post.
We were in Jugon Les Lacs (dept 22). I am only talking about the restaurant in that village.
We travelled to the coast a few times 10 miles away to St Jacut De La Mer, where there is a choice of 11 beaches, never heard an English voice, all French but it is very popular with French second home owners, beaches basically deserted so social distancing very easy.
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Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Wed Aug 26, 2020 10:18 am
Hi Sue
I have only just seen your post.
We were in Jugon Les Lacs (dept 22). I am only talking about the restaurant in that village.
We travelled to the coast a few times 10 miles away to St Jacut De La Mer, where there is a choice of 11 beaches, never heard an English voice, all French but it is very popular with French second home owners, beaches basically deserted so social distancing very easy.
Thanks for replying .. it really is intriguing .. as I said we usually hear a fair amount of English in the summer in the markets, on the beaches and in the restos but just not at all this summer.
Except I did hear one couple, way back in June, in Super U and they had sailed over in/on their boat.
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