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Rennes in 10 Days- Summer Festivals, Places to Visit and 11 Delicious Desserts to try !

France, Travel & Desserts | September 19, 2016 | By


The best part about Rennes for me was the food, particularly the desserts !! Every single day of the 10 days started with a delicious continental breakfast buffet at the hotel, and as you can imagine, pastries were a part of it! 


Plain croissants , chocolate croissants and danish pastries were pretty much the standard offered every day…. and then my late morning snacks were pastries and desserts again !


A delicious tea and dessert platter- danish pastries, almond cookie, chocolate croissant and custard date pudding. 

Apart from this daily ritual, we explored the city, finding new restaurants ….. every opportunity I had i would ask a local for recommendations on desserts. The following are some we tried and fell in love with πŸ™‚ Enjoy reading !!


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Enjoyed the summer festival with this delicious Tartine… in the Background is a rock-band performing right next to the restaurant !

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The good thing about exploring a little town like Rennes is that you can be lucky and stumble upon some amazing restaurants like L’Epicerie! Rennes is the home City to Tartines/ Tarts…. If y

2. Crepes- On Fire !!!!!


My first attempt at GIF ! πŸ˜‰ Crepes on Fire !!!! 

Crepes were originated in Brittany, France. The word translated in English means “pancakes”. There is no better place in the world to try Crepes than in Brittany!! 

Crepes in Brittany are made of “Buckwheat Flour” and called “Buckwheat Pancakes”. Unlike the pancakes in the US these are brown in color, taste slightly on the bitter-side when eaten  plain and pair really well with a sweet filling. The above was an experience that my husband had with his colleagues in Rennes. Luckily he captured a video to show me later that evening πŸ™‚ I am yet to experience the “fire ” on Crepes!! 


Above is another sweet honey crepe that was served for my children πŸ™‚ 

The savory ones are called Galettes- which were literally our meal every single day in Rennes!  Absolutely , thoroughly indulged in the French food culture. 



One of my favorite childhood pastries !! Originated in France in the 19th century, it is made of Choux dough, filled with cream or custard and topped with icing, in this case caramel icing ! The French word Eclair means ” flash of lightening” … probably because it is eaten so quickly – says Wikipedia πŸ˜‰ 


  1. Sathya Kandasamy
    September 20, 2016

    Appetizing food pictures!!!! Beautifully written too…

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Sathya ! πŸ™‚

    • Vanessa G
      September 30, 2016

      Hey Thula,

      I love love love these desserts… I’ve never had the last one but I can imagine it already….

      About the vanilla… I’ve used Vanilla beans to make my Eggnog for Christmas… and it’s super rich and addictive… mostly because I hate essence… so if you can’t get the bean itself… it’s always really handy to use Real Vanilla EXTRACT. You also get the artificial extract that doesn’t even come close..

      As for the dessert….. I waaaaaaannnttt!!!!

  2. Bharu
    September 20, 2016

    Reading through this I felt I was there with you . I’m sure your personal accounts will help many travelers who are lucky enough to find your blog πŸ™‚

    • Thulashitha RD
      September 20, 2016

      Thank you Bharu ! πŸ™‚