If somebody asked you where the best place in the world to find good food is, France would be at the top of that list. France is world famous for its culinary heritage and some of the best chefs of all time hail from there. For some people, sampling amazing food from around the world is the best thing about travelling. If that sounds like you, a trip to France is an absolute must.
But with so much choice it’s difficult to know where best to spend your time while you’re over there. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the best French destinations for foodies to visit.
Grenoble is a great destination because it’s something of a culinary melting pot. Because it’s situated so close to the Swiss Alps and the Italian border, the food there is a brilliant blend of styles. You’ll find loads of great dishes using locally sourced produce and incorporating elements of Swiss Alpine and Italian culinary heritage. Grenoble is the home of the well-known French speciality Gratin Dauphinois, a creamy potato dish that is enjoyed around the globe.
This blend of traditional French dishes with Swiss and Italian influences is quite unlike anything else you’ll find in France. If you’ve got a sweet tooth, you’ll be in your element in Grenoble as well. The region is home to loads of walnut farms and these locally sourced nuts can be found in the delicious pastries sold in the area.
Cannes is well known for the annual film festival that is held there but that’s only the tip of the iceberg. Mougins, a small commune in Cannes is home to some of the best Michelin Star restaurants in the country. While you’re out there, you can relax in style in one of the luxury villas offered by Elegant Address before heading out to samples some of the amazing food.
La Place De Mougins is one of the most popular restaurants offering great gourmet food in a traditional French style, with a strong focus on locally sourced seasonal ingredients. If you’re after something a little less traditional, you should head over to Kashiwa, one of the best sushi restaurants in France.
As well as great food, France is world famous for its incredible wines. The best place to sample the best offerings is Bordeaux. The world class wines are amazing but there’s more on offer than that. They’re accompanied by some brilliant restaurants that offer twists on French classics. There’s a strong focus on south west meat dishes like wood pigeon and beef, and pork.
La Gabriel is an amazing Michelin star restaurant offering the best in fine dining, but if that’s a little too expensive for you, you can still find some great food in slightly cheaper places like La Brasserie Bordelaise; you’ll still get great quality French food without the hefty price tag.
France is the culinary heart of the world and there is so much amazing food to try. If you’re a foodie and you’re planning a trip to France, these are some of the must see places.