- By John
- On Nov 8, 2018
- Travel Tips
So much to see, so little time. How to choose? To help you get started, we've listed our top picks for where to go in France, and our plan for your best three-week trip, or find the right Paris France vacation on the site.
Dining and Shopping on Holiday in France
Cuisine of France
The cuisine in France is widely regarded as some of the best in the world. In fact, many people probably plan a trip to France dreaming of the warm bread, creamy cheeses, and creative pastries with the iconic landmarks, rich history, and charming culture as bonuses. Throughout the country you’ll find small boulangeries on every corner churning out fresh baguettes, croissants, and pain au chocolates to meet the demands of locals and tourists alike.
The country is well known for its sweet concoctions like macaroons or chocolate mousses, found in patisseries nearly as abundant as boulangeries. Many of the world’s finest cheeses come from here, like Camembert, Brie, and Roquefort. The food in France is varied from region to region, but it’s always inventive and prepared with pride.
Paris, of course, is home to many world-class restaurants and is worth including in your France itinerary for the food alone. Surprisingly, Lyon is more often referred to as the country’s culinary capital. Here you’ll find hearty regional specialities like tartiflette and raclette, best enjoyed on a cold winter day.
Check out Strasbourg for the best that Alsace has to offer, like Tarte Flambee. Seafood lovers should include Normandy in their France holiday, as this is where you’ll find freshly caught oysters and mussels. Visit Bordeaux for rich dishes of duck, foie gras, prunes, mushrooms, and truffles paired with a red Bordeaux.