The 16 Dishes You Must Try on Your Trip to France

  • The 16 Dishes You Must Try on Your Trip to France

    These 16 emblematic dishes from all around the country show how rich and varied French cuisine really is.

    Many visitors to France focus their gastronomic discovery to the capital city of Paris, but the rest of the country is just as rich with culinary marvels–if not more so. From escargots in Burgundy to crêpes in Brittany, each region has its own flavors, ingredients, and dishes to offer. The unique cuisine of each region illustrates the French concept of terroir, an essential idea that governs the AOP designations that make it impossible to call any sparkling wine made outside of the Champagne region Champagne. Terroir is the belief that the way in which food is made is guided by the soil, the air, and the landscape of the region in which it is made: it’s a huge part of what makes France one of the world’s best destinations for foodies.

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  • Breton Buckwheat Crêpes

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  • Norman Omelette de la Mère Poulard

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  • Northern Carbonnade

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  • A True Tarte Tatin

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  • Alsatian Choucroute

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  • Quiche Lorraine

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  • Burgundian Escargots

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  • Auvergnat Truffade

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  • Lamproie à la Bordelaise

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  • Alpine Raclette

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  • Lyonnais Andouillette

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  • Niçois Socca

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  • Marseillais Bouillabaisse

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  • Toulouse Cassoulet

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  • Corsican Braised Mutton

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  • Basque Txuleta and Cider

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