Gentle? Good. Gourmet? Great. Paris? Brilliant!
Eating a vegan diet abroad is always a tricky one, especially when your foreign language skills are limited to frantic hand gestures and the ingredients lists on food packets look like blocks of mathematical code. I know, I know, I really should learn some French considering France is only a two hour train journey away from me...I have no excuse. (Other than that I'm learning Italian. Well, not really, but I'm thinking about it.)
But if you fancy splashing out on a stay in Paris and making life a little bit easier for your lovely vegan self, I can highly recommend the Gentle Gourmet B&B. The breakfasts are simply amazing (chocolate pancakes, fresh fruit, waffles and syrup - they'll pretty much fulfill any request!) and the family that run the B&B are absolutely wonderful and very helpful for finding some veggie havens in the city.
It's a bit misleading calling it a B&B, as it's actually a set of apartments (you have to walk across the courtyard to get to your breakfast, so no drinking coffee in your jammies!). But this gives you the freedom to come and go as you please, which is exactly the ticket when you're wandering along the Champs-Elysees until 2am singing Joni Mitchell! 'I was a free man in Paris...'
Also, just to add the cute factor, they have a vegetarian rescue dog that loves attention....
Voici le chien noir mignon!
J'adore Paris. Unfortunately, I can't make it back to Paris for the Paris Vegan Festival next week - are any blog readers going? I'd love to hear from you!
Peace and love.