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How to Eat a Crêpe au Chocolat on a Hot, Sunny Day

Just when I thought it was the end of the summer and days were bound to get cooler, cloudier and darker, it got sunny again. The weather app on my phone even promised it would be 29⁰C in Saint-Gilles.

“And what’s the weather in Les Sables?”

“Let me check, Mark… 27⁰C.”

“Then we really have to go. To Saint-Gilles, I mean, because it’s warmer and you like hot weather.”

I bought the tickets at the last minute, not entirely convinced it would be hot enough for a beach day. The water can be really cold along the coast and a chilly wind can ruin an otherwise warm-ish afternoon.

Whatever.

Well, the weather app didn’t lie, when we woke up on Wednesday it was hot in Nantes, and the weather was gorgeous in saint-Gilles when we arrived. In fact, it didn’t feel like the end of summer—the market was there, as usual, the streets were lively, and the beach was completely packed as if everyone had decided to forget it was probably time to shop for back-to-school essentials.

Just as well. As for Mark, he enjoyed a new beach delicacy—he is done trying every kind of gaufre available (caramel sugar, apricot jam, etc.), so he moved on to crêpes. Buying a crêpe au chocolat wasn’t the best idea considering how hot it was but we both knew it was going to be messy, and it only took another swimming session to wash it off.

Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Wednesday market in Église Sainte-Croix de Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Rue du Général de Gaulle, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Rue du Général de Gaulle, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Rue du Général de Gaulle, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Rue du Général de Gaulle, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Prom. de la Vie, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Jetée de la Garenne,  Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Jetée de la Garenne, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Mark vs. a crêpe au chocolat, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie
Grande plage, Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

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