Bon Appetit! Dining In Epcot’s France Pavilion

There are many wonderful places to dine throughout the Walt Disney World Resort, but the highest concentration of dining options for guests to choose from can be found in Epcot’s World Showcase. There are eleven different pavilions filled with wonderful dining options including the very popular France Pavilion which is home to a mix of table and counter service options that Guests are sure to love. From traditional French cuisine in elegant settings to grab-an-go snacks to enjoy while exploring the pavilion, dining in France is an amazing experience for Guests to enjoy!

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Les Chefs de France

One of the best dining experiences to enjoy in the France Pavilion is the full service Les Chefs de France located towards the front of the area looking out towards World Showcase Lagoon. Open daily for lunch and dinner, the restaurant takes on the look and feel of a classic French brasserie with high airy ceilings, intricate molding, charming lighting, dark carpeting and wooden seating, and large windows looking out into the France Pavilion’s promenade. Guests will feel transported to Paris between the charming setting, welcoming Cast Members who are from France, and menu that focuses on French nouvelle cuisine. Appetizers offered at Les Chefs de France include Casserole of Burgundian Escargot baked with garlic butter and parsley, baked goat cheese with walnuts, grape tomatoes, endives, and mixed greens, an array of imported cheeses and charcuterie, and classic French Onion Soup. Entrees at Les Chefs de France continue with the classic French cuisine and include Boeuf Bourguignon, Ratatouille sur Quinoa, and Salade du Chef au Polet. Guests can also enjoy salmon marinated in white wine and lemon and served with rice and champagne sauce as well as grilled tenderloin of beef accompanied by green peppercorn sauce, mashed potatoes, and green beans. The French are well known for their decadent desserts and Guests who dine at Les Chefs de France can enjoy Crème Brulee, Tarte au chocolate Valrhona, and a berry fruit salad with mint syrup. The beverage menu offers up classic French champagnes, wines, beer, and soft drinks and the Cast Members are always ready to make suggestions based on Guests’ preferences. Les Chefs de France also offers a Prix Fixe menu that allows Guests to choose one appetizer, entrée, and dessert paired with a glass of wine, champagne, or soft drink.

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Les Vins de Chefs de France

At the very front of the France Pavilion is a wonderful quick service location that serves up delicious beverages that pair perfectly with the stunning views of World Showcase Lagoon. Les Vins des Chefs de France is a small booth that many Guests love to stop at each time they are in Epcot as it serves up French classics that are the perfect things to sip while exploring the France Pavilion. Guests can indulge in a glass of regular wines, regional wines, and premium wines with each category typically offering up one white option and one or two red options. Les Vins de Chefs de France also features Champagne Malard and a Kir Royal which combines champagne and blackcurrant liquor, because what beverage is more French than champagne? The most popular beverages offers at Les Vins de Chefs de France are the slushes and Guests can opt for the Orange Slush with Grand Marnier, rum, Grey Goose Orange, and orange juice, the Cirton with Grey Goose Citron, vodka, and lemonade, or the Le Geant Slush which features a Grand Marnier or Grey Goose Citron shot.

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L’Artisan des Glaces

Guests who are looking to indulge in a cold and indulgent snack in the France Pavilion can check out L’Artisan des Glaces, a quaint and charming shop that serves up delicious ice cream and sorbet. Themed to look like a small shop front in a French town, L’Artisan des Glaces features pastel colors, large windows, and a small outdoor seating area with several tables and chairs that Guests can people watch from while enjoying their treats. Open throughout each day in Epcot, the location’s menu features ice cream and sorbet flavors such as vanilla, cinnamon caramel apple, caramelized pecan, mango, mint-chocolate, raspberry, coffee, and coconut-white chocolate. Guests can choose any of these flavors and enjoy them as a single or double scoop in a waffle cone or cup or sip on the Ice Cream Martini which combines two scoops with a shot of Grand Marnier, whipped cream vodka, or rum. L’Artisan des Glaces also features specials such as the Macaron which takes two fresh macarons and creates an ice cream sandwich, the Croque Glace which fills a warm brioche with one scoop and choice of one sauce, or the Café Glace which is an iced cappuccino with one scoop of ice cream and whipped cream.

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Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie

Any French town is home to an amazing bakery, and the France Pavilion in Epcot is no exception with the amazing Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. The quick service location serves up a wide variety of French classics including baked goods, sandwiches, pastries, soups, beverages, and more. Open for a late breakfast, lunch, dinner, or snack each day, Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie is the perfect stop for any Guest who is looking for a grab-and-go treat or full meal. The menu features sandwiches including the Jambon Beurre which features ham, cheese, and Dijon mustard butter on a demi baguette, Brie au Pommes with brie, apples, and cranberries on a multi grain bread, Poulet au Pistou with chicken, cheese, tomato, red onion, and presto, as well as several others. Several other savory options served include lobster bisque, Quiche Lorraine, Croissant Sale with bacon, eggs, and cheese, and Pissaladiere with tomatoes, olives, and gruyere cheese. Guests who are looking to enjoy a sweeter option can indulge in fresh Beignets, Biscuit Chocolat, Crème Brulee, Éclair Chocolate, Napoleon, Macarons, Mousse au Chocolate, Croissant, and much more. No decent French bakery would be without strong coffee and beverage options, and Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie features a lengthy list of coffee offerings including Lattes, Cappuccino, Espresso and more as well as champagne, wine, and beer.

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La Creperie de Paris

The newest dining addition to the France Pavilion is La Creperie de Paris which can be found in the rear of the pavilion by Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. The eatery features a menu crafted by Jerome Bocuse who also created the menus of Chefs de France and Monsieur Paul found nearby in the France Pavilion. Featuring a full service meal, La Creperie de Paris serves up an array of savory galettes and sweet crepes that are all house-made and filled with traditional flavors and ingredients found in French cooking. Some galette options include the Chevre with goat cheese, spinach, and walnuts, Classique with ham, egg, and Swiss cheese, Ratatouille with tomato, zucchini, and eggplant, and Poulet with chicken, béchamel cheese sauce, and mushrooms. Sweet crepe options include Gourmande with hazelnut chocolate spread and whipped cream, Melba with peach, red berries sauce, and almonds, pomme with caramelized apples and caramel beurre sale, and Banane with banana and caramel beurre sale. La Creperie de Paris also offers a prix fixe menu with choice of a soup or salad, one savory galette, one dessert crepe, and one beverage. Since many of the flavors served at the eatery are inspired by the Brittany region of France, hard ciders crafted from apples from the same region are the perfect accompaniment to any bite!

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Crepes A Emporter at La Creperie de Paris

Guests who are not looking to enjoy a full service meal but still would like to indulge in a savory galette or sweet crepe can stop by a quick service window adjacent to La Creperie de Paris for a limited offering of similar menu options. Crepes A Emporter at La Creperie de Paris offers the choice of Cream of Brie Cheese Galette, Ratatouille Galette or Bechamel, Cheese, and Ham Galette for savory options and Butter and Sugar Crepe, Hazelnut and Chocolate Spread Crepe, Red Berries Crepe, and Vanilla or Chocolate Ice Cream Crepe for sweet options. Guests can also order hard ciders and wines as well as an assortment of ice cream treats that are perfect to enjoy while taking in the beauty and charm of the France Pavilion.

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About Caitlin Kane

Caitlin Kane has been visiting Walt Disney World since she was a child and has developed a deep love and appreciation of the Disney Parks with a particular interest in the small details and history that can be found all around. Visiting every chance she gets, Caitlin loves to enjoy the ambiance of the Disney Parks and try something new every time. She can often be found eating and drinking her way through the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival, riding the Haunted Mansion, sipping on a Lapu Lapu, pretending Illuminations: Reflections of Earth was still in existence, and enjoying seeing the magic through the eyes of her children. When not in WDW, Caitlin can be found at home in New York dreaming of a ride on Living with the Land and counting down the days until her next trip.