July 20-21, 2013
As a college town with a quaint Latin Quarter and a canal boardwalk there is no shortage of outdoor cafés to soak up the summer sun or enjoy the cool breeze in the shade.
Lunch at Café Faust – one of the myriad options along the canal. The menu offers a nice selection of quality café food.
The shrimp and crayfish salad included plenty of seafood on a bed of greens dressed with a light cream dressing. The chicken sandwich was made with a juicy morsel of grilled chicken breast and served with a side of roasted potatoes. TripAdvisor reviews.
Wanting to take advantage of the warm weather, for dinner we choose the terrace at Carlton Restaurant on a quiet square in the Latin Quarter. The limited, French influenced menu includes a selection of seafood and meat choices.
We shared the scallop risotto to start, not my favorite dish. While the scallops were well cooked, I found the risotto over cooked and too buttery, salty and cheesy.
The fish special of the day, on the other hand, was delightful. A mound of lemon sole served with fresh spring (or in Denmark, summer vegetables) peas, asparagus and little potatoes swimming in a lovely beurre blanc and garnished with chervil. Fresh, beautiful and tasty. TripAdvisor reviews.
Rated #1 on TripAdvisor. Conveniently located near the center, but with onsite parking, this small family hotel is a gorgeous slice of Provence decorated with great attention to detail – country French furnishings, classic movie posters, and antique bric-a-brac.
The spacious rooms are well appointed with hardwood floors, down comforters and robes.
The rooms in the back have French doors that open on to a bank of magnificent hydrangeas that separate the down stairs rooms with the shaded courtyard garden.
For breakfast they serve orange juice, a basket of fresh breads, a cheese and charcuterie platter with fresh fruit, and a cooked egg with fried pancetta along with a bottomless cup of tea or coffee. There is also a small selection of cereal and yogurt available.