9 Foods You Must Try in France

Traveling to France for the first time can open you up to a whole new world of food. In most cities, boulangeries filled with delicious baguettes, pastries and croissants can be found on every street. Farmers markets are the ideal place to find produce picked that morning, and French chefs are experts at taking market fresh produce and highlighting every seasonal flavor. Here are 9 foods that you shouldn’t miss when traveling in France.

kouign-amannteleginatania / Shutterstock

Kouign Amann

Kouign Amann (butter cake) is a Breton pastry, made of bread dough layered with butter and sugar. The cake is slowly baked until the butter puffs up the dough, and the sugar caramelizes on the top. The resulting pastry is deeply sweet and decadent, with a soft inside and crunchy caramelized top. Kouign Amann is quite difficult to bake at home, and most French people leave it to the pros at boulangeries or confiseries.

snailsNickola_Che / Shutterstock

Snails

To most people, snails are something that you pull off your garden vegetables in the summer, not something you eat. However, the French have elevated the common snail to a delicacy. Traditionally cooked in garlic butter, white wine, and parsley, the escargots are then removed from the shell with a special fork, and eaten with a slice of bread to soak up the butter.

cheeseLu Mikhaylova / Shutterstock

Cheese

The French take great pride in their cheese, and rightly so. Each region in France produces its own local and specialized type of cheese, and these varieties are famous not only throughout France but all around the world. Whether you choose a semi-soft Comté from the Jura region, or a stinky Epoisses from Burgundy, you can be sure that you’re getting a carefully crafted piece of culinary art. Many varieties of French cheese made with unpasteurized milk cannot be exported outside of the European Union, so make sure to take advantage while in France of their immense variety of local favorites.

PAGE 1 OF 3
SHARE ON

Advertisement

How to Survive a Trip to India

Even if you hear enough negative stories to consider it a no-go area, you should still visit India and have your own experience. Yes, it won’t be easy, but you can rest assured you’ll never forget the adventures you’ll go through, whether they’re incredible or nerve-racking.

Weather Watching: Preparing for Bad Weather While Traveling

We’ve all been there. Abroad in a fascinating new place but locked in a hostel or hotel room due to inclement weather and no plan. The truth is, bad weather doesn’t care that you’re on vacation. It’s going to happen whether you like it or not. Luckily for you, Travelversed cares.

Power Walk: The Most Walkable Cities in the World

Today on Travelversed, we’re going to explore the most interesting, feet-friendly destinations that will no doubt satisfy your vagabond shoes. So, lace up your runners, fill up your water bottle, and get ready to immerse yourself in the most walkable cities on the planet.