Crêperie du Roy
Henri IV slept here, but you should eat here!
Liffré, Ille et Vilaine
In the Crêperie du Roy in Liffré, you can enjoy excellent galettes (savoury buckwheat pancakes) in the company of Merlin and Henri IV!
1500. The building that houses the Crêperie du Roy is the oldest houses in Liffré. It dates from the 16th century and has thick stone walls, a ceiling that reaches 4.8 metres at its highest point, vaulted doorways, wooden beams and a monumental fireplace. You can imagine what the atmosphere is going to be like, can’t you? Well, you’d be wrong, because once you’re inside the atmosphere is actually all to do with King Arthur and the Grail legend, with an immense fresco on the wall and names of crêpes and galettes to match: there’s the Merlin – magical with its foie gras, champagne sorbet and fig preserve, the Lancelot - frangipani, toasted almonds flambéed in rum, the Perceval and so on. Sometimes musicians come along and get a tune out of the dining-room piano. With that kind of atmosphere you might even allow yourself to try the Pen Ar Bed gourmet galette! Scallops, lobster, monkfish, homemade lobster bisque! A recipe fit for a king...A recipe fit for Henri IV who is alleged to have slept in this former coaching inn and apparently found the bed to be "cool".