South-west specialties

Duck breast, foie gras, Toulouse sausage: the cooking of south-west France is hearty and varied.

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Gascony, Tarn, the Basque country and Bordeaux have all contributed to the reputation of cooking from south-west France. Traditional dishes include duck breast, rack of lamb, foie gras, salade landaise (mixed salad with duck foie gras, duck breast and gizzards), cassoulet (a white bean stew using different kinds of meat), Toulouse sausage, farçous (prune and swiss chard pancakes), garlic soup and other dishes featuring Perigord truffles. Desserts include cannelés bordelais (fluted, caramelized rum and vanilla cakes), croquants de Cordes (almond biscuits), croustade (a flaky pastry case filled with garnish) and several others made with violet syrup.

Chez l'Ami Jean

Traditional French cuisine
27 rue Malar, Paris, 75007

Traditional south-west France decor and authentic Basque specialities made with quality products.

Au Trou Gascon

Traditional French cuisine
40 rue Taine, Paris, 75012

In this gastronomic restaurant with elegant surroundings, enjoy specialities of the South-West and game in particular. An amazing......

Le Ragueneau

202 rue Saint-Honoré, Paris, 75001

Located in the 1st arrondissement, in the city's epicentre, Ragueneau rubs shoulders with the most well-known French cultural......

Les Papilles

Traditional French cuisine
30 rue Gay-Lussac, Paris, 75005

A bistro, wine cellar and delicatessen in one, this establishment offers a set menu based on the morning's shopping at the market......


Traditional French cuisine
83 rue Laugier, Paris, 75017

L'Entredgeu has the charm of an old bistro with a friendly atmosphere and simple, tasty food.

Le J'Go

Traditional French cuisine
4 rue Drouot, Paris, 75009

You would think it was the South of France, or more precisely Gascony right in the heart of Paris. A proud native of Gascony and......

La Cantine du Troquet

101 rue de l'Ouest, Paris, 75014

This friendly canteen (you can choose your meal from a large selection) offers varied and tasty food. Basque specialities are......

Peña Festayre

Traditional French cuisine
Parvis de la cité des sciences - 32 avenue Corentin Cariou, Paris, 75019

La Peña Feystare is aptly named. Feystare is an Occitan word meaning 'to party'. This club with restaurant is an authentic......

La Cerisaie

Traditional French cuisine
70 boulevard Edgar Quinet, Paris, 75014

An unpretentious little restaurant with a cosy feel where the menu features specialities from south-west France, especially duck......

Marsan par Hélène Darroze 2/5 MICHELIN

Gastronomic restaurant
4 rue d'Assas, Paris, 75006

Michelin-starred chef Hélène Darroze offers diners a gastronomic experience in a dining room with 30 covers, a private table in......