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France for foodies

Here’s where to go if gastronomy is on the menu for your holiday

France is known for wine, and of course, its food. There’s no doubt if you are travelling to France, you’re going to be well fed and watered!

But, if like us in the Belle France office, you are a bit of a foodie, here is a guide to some of the amazing places we’ve tracked down and added on to our itineraries which we guarantee will satisfy all foodies out there! Of course, we had to ensure we’d done our research before we could recommend to you, our waist bands might be a bit tighter, but we did have fun tasting so many sumptuous dishes!

So here’s a selection of restaurants you must put on your list if you want to visit some of the best restaurants out there (in our opinion!)

La Cave à Champagne, Épernay

Filet de perche au beurre blanc

Serving authentic regional dishes at very reasonable prices and teams the food up amazingly well with local wines. Famed for dishes such as homemade foie gras and snails in parsley butter, you will have a real treat waiting in store for you. Rustic beautiful food. You can visit this restaurant as part of our Sparkling Champagne Walking Tour.

Château de la Treyne, Souillac

Tarte au chocolat et glace au café

Head chef Stephane Andrieux has a mouthwateringly creative menu consisting of dishes such as Meringued soup with truffle milk and Quercy Lamb Cutlets. You will visit this restaurant as part of our Dordogne Prestige en Vélo Cycling Tour.

Hostellerie de Plaisance, Saint Emilion

Hostellerie de Plaisance main course

Local cuisine, very much influenced by the local wines. The dining room is exquisite, and has impressive views over the village from the terrace. You will be most likely tasting dishes such as roasted lamb of shoulder on the spit and oysters with cucumber, green apple, herbs, coco broth and jelly with cumbava. You will be staying in the hotel of this restaurant on our Grand Cru Cycling Tour.

La Cabro d’Or, Les Baux-de-Provence

Scallops with orange, asparagus and risotto

Under the guidance of head chef Michel Hulin the ingredients on the menu have been selected to enhance their natural flavours when mixed with each other. He even has an entire menu devoted to olive oils of Provence. The dishes are just exquisite. You will be staying in the hotel of this restaurant on our Provence Prestige à Pied Walking Tour.

Hostellerie Le Chapeau Rouge, Dijon

Chapeau Rouge dining room

2 Star Michelin restaurant under head chef William Frachot, he is a rising star with a menu that’s modern yet respectful of the traditions. Amazing experience. You will be staying in the hotel of this restaurant on our Burgundy Prestige à Pied Walking Tour.

So if that’s whetted your appetite, and you fancy visiting some prestigious restaurants on your holiday, then please get in touch with us to have a chat and let us know what you like eating, and where you’d like to visit, and we’ll marry the two up! Call us on +44 (0)1580 214 010, or send us an email.

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