French gastronomy

French gastronomy

8 must-try dishes when you visit Paris

So, you booked your cheap flight to Paris and you are about to make a daily schedule for every day of your vacation. If this is your first time travelling to Paris, make sure to leave room for France's most popular foods. After all, French cuisine is famous for its quality and diversity and has been declared as a world intangible heritage by UNESCO.

  • Quiche Lorraine: The most popular quiche, is a tart topped with eggs, creme fraiche and thick chunks of grilled bacon. Some other version include cheese, nutmeg, mushrooms, chicken and leeks. You can have it as a snack during your sightseeing tours in Paris, or enjoy it in a posh restaurant.
  • Paris restaurant bistrotCroque- monsieur & Croque-madame: Another must try snack! It is the French version of the grilled ham and cheese sandwich, moistened by rich bechamel sauce. As for the croquet-madame… it features a fried egg on top and will fill you up if you are really hungry!
  • Baguettes: One thing that you shouldn’t miss when you travel to Paris, is a true Parisian Baguette. Crusty and warm, it is the most delicious snack for anytime of the day. Baguette and traditional French cheese such as camembert, gruyere or brie, make the perfect pair! Try top-quality baguettes at “La Parisienne” (48 Rue Madame, 75006).
  • Escargots au beurre persille: Snails have been eaten since prehistoric times and though they may not appeal to everyone, they are a great appetiser. As a typical French delicacy, are commonly called escargots and served hot with garlic and butter parsley cream. One of the best places to try escargots in Paris is “L'Escargot Montorgueil” (38 Rue Montorgueil).
  • Entrecote Tartare: Another typical Parisian dish that you should try at least once, if you are a meat-eater. Steak Tartare is made of chopped or minced raw beef and served with onions, capers, herbs, seasonings and a raw egg yolk. When it comes to raw meat, you must be really careful! Choose a high quality restaurant that uses pure ingredients and knows how to prepare it. Even better, make a reservation online as soon as you book your cheap flight to Paris. By the time you’ll get to France, you will not have to worry about your lunch or dinner! One of the best restaurants to try tartares is “Le Bar Romain” (6 Rue de Caumartin 75009) 
  • France Provence market french cheeseFoi Gras: A luxury food that is quite expensive but tastes heavenly. It is made from the liver of a duck or goose that has been fattened in a specific way. You can try it at restaurants or buy it as a gift from special food shops like Maison Guyard in Saint-Germain-des-Pres (42 Rue de Verneuil, 75007).
  • Boeuf Bourguignon: A fine traditional French stew that mixes beef braised in red wine, with onions, mushrooms, garlic and fresh herbs.
  • Fromage: The first thing that you will notice when you travel to Paris, is the passion of the French people for cheese! Brie, camembert, chevre, comet, are some of the most favorite fromage. Enjoy a cheese board selection after dinner with a glass of sweet wine, or try a classic cheese souffle or even a fondue aux fromages! 

Tip-trip: After you've booked your cheap flights to Paris, it is a good idea to search for French restaurants online. You will read comments, find their specialties and make online reservations that will help you to save time and money!