Sunday, December 11, 2016
Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
Autumn is chestnut season in France, and you will find them – and eat them – everywhere – roasted chestnuts, chestnut cake, chestnut yogurt, and so much more.
And, if you’re on the Cȏte d’Azur in November, you absolutely must go to the Fête de la Châtaigne in Cagnes-sur-Mer, just outside of Nice.
The fair takes over the whole town centre, drawing crowds of people. There are: Marching bands
Petting zoos and pony rides
An old-fashioned, possibly handmade, merry go round
Demonstrations by lacemakers and ironmongers
And, of course, there is food! Lots and lots of it!
Medieval wine and beer made from chestnuts
The local specialty – socca (pancake made with chickpea flour) – was highly popular drawing huge lineups.
A seriously fun event in a lovely little town by the sea.