02nd March 2011
Pancake day this year falls on 8th March so stock up on your pancake mix, syrup, lemon juice and whatever toppings you like in advance... or you could make a Pancake Day to remember by marking this calorific calendar date on the continent.
Arguably the world's best pancakes can be found in our neighbouring France where the crêpes are distinct from our heavier mixture - the secret to their light batter is a drop of beer, try it in your own pancakes – it works!
The French do not celebrate 'pancake day' instead the day is 'Mardi Gras' which translates as fat Tuesday – probably not far from the truth after overindulging on a pile of pancakes. 'Mardi Gras' celebrations date back to ancient times and is now celebrated in Paris with the Carnaval de Paris which will see a festival take over the Place Gambetta.
To experience Carnaval, enjoy a crêpe, and save yourself disappointment of dropped or burnt pancakes, book flights with Jet2.com to Paris from Leeds Bradford from £19.99 one way including taxes.
March 02, 2011 at 14:14
Tagged with Paris, France, Pancake day