Food

There are a myriad of French restaurants, only in Paris you can count more than 5 thousands restaurants. Dining out is a national sport in France, however, the large choice of restaurants can be a nightmare.

We will naturally guide you and offer a short selection of the best and most pleasant restaurants in France that we personally tried and picked.

Travelers who have food allergies can let us know in advance and we coordinate with accommodations, cooking class etc.

The French cuisine offers a very wide range of recipes and products that you will still be able to enjoy it. 

It really depends on what you can and cannot eat... a bit like at home. 

  • If you have a very strict diet and there are so many things you cannot eat, then you may not be able to enjoy the variety of the French cuisine and we are sorry about that. 
  • If you can be a bit flexible on your diet and if you are used to know what you can/can't eat and what you can use as replacement, then everything will work fine. 

France may not yet be as advanced in the vegetarian area than other countries in the world, however:

  • in big cities, there are more and more veggie restaurants and also most "regular restaurants" offer at least 2-3 veggie dishes.
  • in the countryside, it proves more difficult and vegetarian travelers need to accommodate to one choice of a veggie platter: which is often a mix of all the different side dishes. Don't be choked, it's not just in the French culture...for now. Laura tests the veggie dishes in all our exploratory trips, no worries.
  • we recommend to strict vegan travelers to stick to the biggest cities of France where they will have a choice of vegan places.
  • We, the French, enjoy taking our time to taste the food and appreciate our company, it will not be rare to spend two or three hours dining.
  • In any French restaurant (except fast food), do not expect to eat in less than 40 minutes - up to 1hr minimum if you take a 3 course meal. 
  • If you don't want to spend too much time eating, while entering a brasserie or bistro - before being sitted - you may tell the waiter that you only have 40 min / 1hr....to eat and ask him if this is ok. 
  • If you book at a gastronomic, star rated restaurant, plan to be at the table for at least 2h30 - 3hrs and it can be more in the 2 or 3 star rated Michelin restaurants.

Bon Appétit !

....Food !!! Of course !

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