Mignon à croquer

I’ve been armchair traveling to some of my favorite places in France, looking at my old photos. Auray is a pretty port town in southern Brittany that I visited in 2007. The port used to be commercially vital, in fact Benjamin Franklin landed here on December 3, 1776 in order to ask Louis XVI to lend his financial support to the American War of Independence. Today, the port is the playground of pleasure boaters. Auray is a great place to pass a quiet weekend, wandering the narrow, winding streets and taking a break in one of the many small restaurants.

Today’s expression, mignon à croquer (meeyawhn ah krawkay) means “cute to sketch.” We’d say “as pretty as a picture.” Auray is hardly the centre of the universe, but it certainly is pretty.

The Most Beautiful Villages of Brittany

Advertisements

About Patricia Gilbert

Patricia Gilbert is a French teacher. She's Canadian, lives in the United States, but dreams of living in France. Follow her on Instagram @Onequalitythefinest and on Twitter @1qualthefinest.
This entry was posted in Travel and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s