L‘Hirondelle is a small breton crêperie in the centre of Fontainebleau, close to the entrance to the jardin de Diane, which belongs to the palace grounds.
The restaurant opens at 19:00 on weekdays, and if you haven‘t made a reservation for a table, you better be there at 19:00 sharp, as the place is very popular and quickly fills up.
The menu comprises of a variety of savoury and sweet dishes. From what I understand, a galette refers to the savoury pancake that is made with black wheat, whereas the crêpe is made with regular wheat flour.
In addition, you can also order a plain galette and add your own toppings from a long list. The people who run the place are very accommodating, so if there’s anything you don’t like, they’ll happily make the dish without it for you.
And to drink you can choose between brut or doux cidre from the Bretagne, which is traditionally served in a mug.
L‘Hirondelle is a small and unpretentious restaurant with fabulous food. It’s run by a brilliant woman and her young son, who occasionally helps with the service. The service is unrushed and laid back, but you usually don’t need to wait long for the food to arrive. A meal for two persons with sparkling water and some cidre will set you back about EUR50.