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From Coq au Vin to Crème Brûlée: Celebrating the Best of French Foods!

By Flamingo Transworld on Nov 24, 2023
Themes:  Food & Shopping  | Category: Food and cuisine | Country:  France

Bonjour, fellow foodies, and travelers! Today, let us treat our taste buds as we dive into the delicious world of French Foods. Well, there is no doubt that France Tourism is famous for the Eiffel Tower, Versailles Palace, Louvre Museum, and other tourist sites. But the country is also renowned for fashion and French Cuisine.

When it is about cuisine, the French give more value to the quality of food – its presentation above all. It is a delight for the eyes and tongue as well. Few places in the world – cherish and love their cuisine as much as France. Dive into the delicious world of famous foods in France that will make your gastronomic holiday unforgettable. Savor this delicious cuisine with our France tour packages that promise a taste of true French indulgence.

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Famous French Foods

From the savory delight of Coq au Vin to the buttery croissants, France is a culinary haven to explore. Read on to discover the magic of famous French foods that define the essence of this charming country.

  • Macarons
  • Ratatouille
  • Croissants and Baguettes
  • Coq au Vin
  • Quiche
  • Bouillabaisse
  • Crême Brulée


French Macarons

When it is about famous dishes in France – Macarons definitely, tops the list. A trip to France is incomplete without trying the famous French Macarons. This pastry has taken over the world with its delicious buttercream, jam fillings, airy texture, and vibrant colors. These bite-sized works of art – are made with egg whites, sugar, and almond flour, and packed with buttercream in the centre. They come in diverse flavors and colors.

Best places to have Macarons in Paris

  • Ladurèe
  • Pierre Hermé
  • Fauchon
  • Carette
  • Angelina


French Ratatouille

If you have seen the movie Ratatouille, then, I am sure you know the classic French dish-Ratatouille! This Classic French dish received tremendous fame after this movie. Hailing from the heart of France, this delicious masterpiece is a vegetable stew featuring onion, garlic, eggplants, tomatoes, herbs, and bell peppers. Ratatouille originated from the region of Provence in southeastern France. It is not just a dish, it stands for the traditional foods of France. So if you are craving a taste of an authentic French dish, Ratatouille it is – simple and delicious.

Best places to have Ratatouille in Paris

  • Chez Janou
  • Cafe Louise
  • Le Boui Boui
  • Bistrot Richelieu
  • La Coincidence

Croissants and Baguettes

French Croissants

Bread is generally considered a staple – yet many may consider it boring. But your idea of bread may change drastically in France. Savoring the authentic croissant or baguette will surely change your views on bread!

Croissants and Baguettes are synonymous with France. We could say that these traditional French foods are as famous as the Eiffel Tower in Paris. Baguettes are thin, long bread with a slightly crisp crust, soft and chewy on the inside. On the other hand – Croissants are buttery, light, and flaky crescent-shaped pastries often eaten with strawberry or raspberry jams.

Best places to have Croissants and Baguettes in Paris

  • Du Pain et des Idées
  • La Fabrique aux Gourmandises
  • Jambon-beurre
  • Paris Baguette
  • La Maison d’Isabelle

Coq au Vin

French Coq au Vin

A time-tested classic French dish with chicken, Coq au Vin is rich in culture and history. This delicious combination of chicken braised in onions, red wine, lardons, garlic, and mushrooms has a rich flavorful taste. It is seasoned with pepper, bay leaf, thyme, parsley, and salt. It is simmered till it gets tender. This dish may vary across regions in France. It is a meal that will melt your heart and teleport you straight to a rustic French kitchen. So, grab a fork and let this French chicken stew take you on a delicious journey!

Best places to have Coq au Vin in Paris

  • Chez Marcel
  • Louise Café
  • La Jacobine
  • A la Biche au Bois
  • La Fontaine de Mars


French Quiche

Quiche Lorraine is a savory French tart. It is a Lorraine delicacy that has spread throughout France. Lorraine is in eastern France on the border between Germany and France. As a result, this region of France has many similarities with southern Germany and a lot of crossover in their cuisines. In fact, the word Quiche is a German word that means cake. It consists of cheese, onions, bacon, and eggs. This famous dish in France is sure to satisfy your hunger.

Best places to have Quiche in Paris

  • La Jacobine
  • Le Petit Baigneur
  • The Smiths Bakery
  • Brasserie Les Deux Palais
  • Carette


French Bouillabaisse

If you like seafood and want to indulge in famous French foods, then you should not miss Bouillabaisse. It is a famous French dish that originated in Marseille – France. It usually consists of fish and other seafood. This classic French fish soup is often made with the fresh catch of the day. It is cooked in herb broth with olive oil, saffron, vegetables, Provencal spices, and more. It is generally served with Baguette coated with a spicy paste known as rouille.

Best places to have Bouillabaisse in Paris

  • La Méditerranée
  • Restaurant Guy Savoy
  • Restaurant Marius
  • Chez Michel
  • Les Saisons

Crême Brulée

French Crême Brulée

Of course, I had to end this French food list with another dessert, and I am sure that Crème Brûlée will not let you down! Crème Brûlée, which means burnt cream, is a tempting delicacy. French Crème Brulee is a custard-based dessert. It is traditionally made with cream, egg yolks, sugar, and vanilla flavor, sprinkled with caramelized sugar. This famous French dessert is served chilled in a ramekin. It is creamy and soft, while the top layer is sweet and crunchy.

Best places to have Crême Brulée in Paris

  • Au Bourguignon du Marais
  • La Crème de Paris Notre-Dame
  • La Fontaine de Mars
  • Au petit riche
  • Chez Janou

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As we end this delicious tour of French cuisine, let the tempting memories linger and inspire your future travel. Imagine sipping wine in the gorgeous French countryside or strolling through the lovely streets of Paris. Elevate your taste buds and travel experiences with a bespoke France tour packages from Flamingo Travels. From the sweetness of macarons to the heartiness of Coq au Vin, each dish tells the story of French cuisine. So, buckle up for a gastronomic tour with us that will not only fill your stomach but your heart too!

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