September 10, 2012

Lille, its goodies


It is almost mandatory that a trip to Lille includes a visit to patisserie Meert, Lille's oldest tearoom with the famous waffles filled with sweet Madagascar vanilla. They were adored by Charles de Gaulle, who was born in Lille and would buy a box or two to present as gifts to visiting dignitaries. It is said that they were a favorite of Belgium's King Leopold.
I also found beer from Wallonia and butter from Flanders ... not to mention a ubiquitous Dutch cheese.

23 comments:

  1. It all looks so wonderful. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Those pictures are a catalyst for so many cravings right now. I took a trip down memory lane today thinking about Belgian chocolate.

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  3. Yum! I could spend quite a lot of time in a place like this. The pastries look so good! :)

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  4. Geen twijfel: we zitten wel degelijk "dans le nord"!!! Groetjes uit Giethoorn, Frans

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  5. I've been wanting to go to Lille this summer. Now I have another reason.

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  6. Lille is one of those cities that offers far too many goodies.

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  7. Gôhhh..., Anni... (ken je 't woordje watertanden... ?!)...
    Lie(f)s.

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  8. And di you find the local cheese, Petit Gris?

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  9. Such an inviting post! I love the pink and green decor in the second shot..

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  10. En oh al die heerlijkheden, het water loopt in mijn mond.

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  11. Alala, allemaal slecht voor de lijn maar who cares? 't Water komt me in de mond @->--

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  12. het is gewoon uitnodigend. Hmmm wafels en het liefs met krieken. Groetjes Dietmut

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  13. ik zie mijn comment van net niet. Dus ik doe nog eentje. Het ziet allemaal zo uitnodiging uit. Hmmmm wafels, het liefst met krieken. Groetjes Dietmut

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  14. Worth stopping off in Lille then, rather than zipping through in the train.

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  15. When traveling abroad, I always like to see and taste new foods. Some are delightfully packaged.

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