Brittany

Vice Guide to Right Now

We Finally Know Why Garfield Phones Washed Up on French Beaches for 30 Years

Since the 1980s hundreds of phones featuring the likeness of our favorite Monday-hatin’ cat washed up in France and no one knew why.
Mack Lamoureux
3.29.19
FRANCE

24 Hours at the World’s Biggest Scallop Festival

Set in a region where 240 tons of scallops are processed every week, Brittany's Scallop Festival is a true paradise for bivalve lovers.
Arthur Limiñana
6.25.16
butter

A Leak at a Dairy Plant Turned France’s Prettiest River into a Massive Butter Slick

An accident at a Quimper dairy manufacturer this week saw hundreds of kilos of butter pumped into the Odet, described by tourist guides as the “prettiest river in France.”
Phoebe Hurst
4.14.16
Stuff

Talking Down Gunmen and Breaking Up Fights: The Life of a Supermarket Security Guard

Finding the lifeless body of a homeless person next to the supermarket is never easy, even the third time it happens.
Pierre, as told to Flamen Keuj
3.15.16
FRANCE

Buckwheat Crepes and Pork Are a Match Made in Hot Dog Heaven

While Brittany, France is primarily known for its pâté, it’s the buckwheat galette and pork sausage hot dog combo that's the peninsula's most beloved food staple.
Guillaume Blot
1.23.16
Recipe

The Breton Galette-Saucisse Recipe

Cécile and Gildas have agreed to unveil the recipe behind the galettes-saucisses they serve near the Roazhon Park stadium in Rennes.
Cécile et Gildas
1.13.16
Europe

Parents Busted After Buying 20 Pounds of Heroin on Family Trip to Disneyland Paris

The couple had stashed the drugs under teddy bears and other stuffed animals purchased at the French capital's magic kingdom theme park.
Pierre-Louis Caron
8.5.15
Travel

This Guy Plans on Spending 60 Days in a Haunted Lighthouse

Marc Pointud will spend two months in the infamous Tévennec lighthouse—a place marred by legends of death, insanity, and ghosts.
Ilyass Malki
5.29.15
onions

These Guys Are Bringing Back the Onion-Selling French Stereotype

Three Breton friends are resurrecting the Anglo-French tradition of the “Onion Johnny,” the beret-wearing, bike-riding onion seller not seen on British high streets since the 1970s.
Gareth May
5.22.15
Stuff

Cry-Baby of the Week

This week: A woman stabbed her fiancé because they couldn't agree on a color scheme for their wedding and a French bar got fined $12,000 after customers returned their own glasses to the bar.
Jamie Lee Curtis Taete
1.3.14