I arrived in Avignon after an hour and a half drive, a nearly seven hour flight, and a three hour train ride. Needless to say, I was a bit tired, so speaking French was a challenge. Truth be told, I was having trouble with English.
I managed to get a salad with "chevre chaud," which is a warmed disc of fresh goat cheese usually served in baguette, but this one was goat cheese alone. At first, I was disappointed, but then my server brought the bread--crusty on the outside, lofty and chewy in the center. My only challenging was with butter. I could not even think of how to string together that question in French ( my french is terrible, but I know how to ask for butter!!) and there was no way I was going to ask in English ( I have my pride). Well, we all know what pride means....a dry roll.
My good luck, dry bread in France is still delicious, and the rose helps, too!