La Mère Poulard and the Mont Saint Michel
A great love story !
Born in 1852, Annette was twenty years old when the Mont-Saint-Michel opened again to the world after being a prison during the French Revolution of 1789.
It was also at this time that the young Annette married the baker's son of Mont Saint-Michel, Victor Poulard, who faithfully and discreetly supported her throughout her life and her two passions: cooking and the Mont-Saint-Michel.
Hospitality, an ancient tradition at Mont Saint Michel
In the Middle Ages, the inhabitants of Mont Saint Michel welcomed pilgrims in their inns where they were given food and a roof over their heads after what was often a difficult journey.
It was therefore natural that Annette and Victor Poulard opened their inn in 1888 in the heart of the medieval city of Wonder of the West, to accommodate pilgrims and food lovers from all over the world.
La Mère Poulard, an amazing cook
The immense talent of Annette Poulard was quickly recognised and due to some seven hundred recipes that she created during her long career, she was awarded the title of "Mère" that distinguishes her exceptional cooking talent and her contribution to the reputation of French gastronomy : this is how the name of La Mère Poulard was born.
Famous worldwide for its omelette cooked over a wood fire, La Mère Poulard is still an institution of French cuisine with varied cuisine, inventive and light, which combines tradition, modernity and simplicity.