Gourmet on the Go: France

April 4, 2017

The food in France is one of the country’s main attractions. The country is rightly famous for it, and you can find fantastic things to tantalise your taste buds wherever you travel.

If you’re planning on take a trip through France, we have some great places for you to stop off to sample the best in Gallic gastronomy.

La Sole Meunière – Calais

As soon as you step off the ferry in Calais, prepare to be greeted by a whole array of fantastic restaurants. One of the best in town is La Sole Meunière, which serves up delicious seafood caught daily by the hotel’s own boat.

Wazemmes – Lille

This cosmopolitan market in the centre of Lille features produce from all over the world, with lots of delicious things to indulge on. There’s even a terrace café where you can listen to accordion music for that authentic French feel. The market is held every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday morning on the Place de la Nouvelle Aventure.

La Rapière – Bayeux

Tucked away in the medieval streets of Bayeux is this marvellous little restaurant serving up local specialities, including seafood, duck, fois gras, and beef. Make a booking for lunchtime for the best value.

Les Voiles d’Or – Dieppe

Perched up in the cliffs overlooking the ferry port, just next the Notre-Dame de Bonsecours church, is the delightful restaurant Les Voiles d’Or. Valued by locals for the quality of its ingredients and the skill of its chef, it’s also easy for parking, so its a great place to head after your ferry crossing.

Gill – Rouen  

On Rouen’s riverfront you’ll find one of the city’s most celebrated restaurants. Boasting two Michelin stars, Gill serves up stunning gastronomic delights in a cool, contemporary setting, with French specialities and the best ingredients expertly crafted into the perfect luxury dining experience.

Pedzouille – Paris

While Paris is naturally bursting at the seams with fine restaurants, we chose this comfy and cosy bistro for some relaxed modern French food. Head in at lunchtime and join the Parisians in their love for this fun and fresh eatery.

Le Cinq – Paris

If you want the luxury of fine French cuisine in elegant and grand surroundings (and you have the budget) head to Le Cinq in the stunning Four Seasons Hotel George V. With a whopping three Michelin stars, this truly is the pinnacle of fine dining.

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