Goût de/Good France

A selection of places and activities to let you experience French gastronomy.

With its regional specialities and exceptional land, French gastronomy is a testament to the country’s world-renowned art de vivre. This is why the Goût de/Good France festival was created, calling on the whole world to pay homage to French cuisine on 21 March 2019.

In more than 150 countries, all on the same day, the restaurants of top chefs serve up a meal made with typically French specialities so that everyone can discover them without even necessarily stepping foot in the country. In France, including Paris, the festivities will be running from 21 to 24 March 2019 with banquets, workshops, picnics, round tables and more.

Discover our selection by district of the Parisian restaurants taking part in the event and the activities letting you make the most of the experience!

In the centre of Paris

Le Grand Véfour, intérieur 2, Paris © Jérôme Mondière

In the very heart of Paris, just a stone’s throw from the Marais district and the Louvre Museum, you will find the Baltard au Louvre. With its magnificent terrace, its beautiful glass roof and even its special area for children, this restaurant offers the ideal setting for trying refined and audacious cuisine.

Tempted by the idea of a gastronomic dinner? The 2 Michelin-starredLe Grand Véfour welcomes you with its sumptuous historic decor and its menu created by chef Guy Martin. Near the Notre-Dame cathedral, in the charming Place Dauphine, the Caveau du Palais offers a chic setting for lovers of modern and reinvented French cuisine.

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Pâtisseries Angelina © OTCP

Those feeling adventurous can become a chef for a day at La Cuisine, which offers group cooking classes to learn about French gastronomy.

In the South-East of Paris

Chai 33, cave 2, Paris © OTCP - DR

In the lively Bastille district is L’Ebauchoir; with its retro decor, its local products and its well-stocked wine cellar, this restaurant fits perfectly into the Parisian ‘bistronomic’ tradition. Near Nation, Fulgurances L’Adresse is a restaurant with an amazing concept: young chefs come to perfect and hone their identity, each taking their turn and swapping out after 6 months.

In the Bercy Village shopping centre, Chai 33 offers creative and modern cuisine and decor on several floors. Tempero belongs to the exclusive group of restaurants with a Michelin Bib Gourmand, which recognizes affordable gastronomic restaurants.

Beaurepaire is an unmissable restaurant for lovers of Basque specialities, and at Show Devant, the creative menu is always changing, but always made with local products. At Vin des Pyrénées, gourmet diners can appreciate fine local flavours on a sublime terrace. Finally, L’Ourcine offers seasonal French cuisine with high-quality products, recognized with the Michelin Plate distinction.

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Bring France Home - Chocolats, Paris © BFM

There are a number of markets in the South-East of Paris that offer beautiful walks, such as Marché Vincent Auriol (13th), Cours de Vincennes (12th) and Marché d’Aligre (12th), and of course Marché de Rungis, one of the best-stocked markets in the world that you can visit if you’re feeling curious.

For a gourmet experience, try Circus Bakery, famous for its delicious cinnamon rolls, or De Vinis Illustribus, an authentic 17th century wine cellar that organizes private vintage wine tastings.

Looking to do some gourmet shopping? For 100% local souvenirs, a trip to the boutique Bring France Home is a must, and at Oliviers & Co, olive oil and other condiments take pride of place.

Finally, enjoy your getaway to Paris’ South-East side by discovering the charming 13th arrondissement, from Butte-aux-Cailles to Chinatown.

In the South-West of Paris

Café du Commerce - Salle

In the 15th arrondissement, the Café du Commerce is a unique brasserie where meats are cooked with passion and served in a friendly setting. And La Méditerranée welcomes seafood lovers.

Just behind the 14th arrondissement town hall, Le Severo delights meat-eaters with beef-based specialities, garnished plates, a well-stocked wine cellar and more. Finally, on the edge of Paris, Les Galopins is the ideal spot for a cosy dinner with friends, with its seasonal cuisine and beautiful terrace.

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To beautifully round off your French gastronomy experience, head to Dilettantes where you can attend a tasting of the best champagnes in the country, carefully selected by the owner.

While Terra Gourma offers a large range of artisanal local products, such as cheese, cured meats and foie gras.

Want to learn about French baking savoir faire? Meeting the French offers classes with a baker to let you in on the secrets of making baguettes, croissants and other pastries, and if you prefer cake or wine, the chefs at Le Cordon Bleu cookery school can teach curious visitors the techniques of French patisserie and oenology.

In the North-East of Paris

Au Boeuf couronné - Facade, Paris

A short distance from the Parc de la Villette, Au Bœuf Couronné is a Parisian restaurant famous for its dishes combining traditional French gastronomy with high-quality meat. In Belleville, Le Cadoret is a flagship restaurant where local residents come together to enjoy fresh, local products and be surprised by a menu that changes every day.

In Ménilmontant, Franco-Italian cuisine is in the spotlight at Dilia, and for those whose love of creativity and aesthetics even extends to their food, Les Pantins is a must-see in the neighbourhood. Finally, the highly popular restaurant of chef Pierre Sang Boyer in Oberkampf offers just 14 seats around one big table, for a friendly meal with an appetizing view of the kitchen.

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Boulangerie, Paris © OTCP - David Lefranc

To immerse you in the atmosphere of Belleville, Explore Paris offers tours around its Chinese quarter ending with dinner with the guide. Other guided visits are also offered to let you discover more iconic gastronomic spots in North-East Paris, such as ‘La Route des Epices’ in the Indian quarter and ‘Le Tour du monde des saveurs’ at the quirky Saint-Denis market.

Got a sweet tooth? The patisserie/bakery Benoît Castel is worth a visit to treat yourself to the famous chef’s authentic French pastries. Recognized as the ‘Best Bakery in France’ in 2016, Boulangerie Utopie plays with traditional bread and pastry recipes.

In terms of markets, the Marché Jean Jaurès is highly popular with Parisians and is a truly unmissable spot in the area.

In the North-West of Paris

Ducasse sur Seine - Tables, Paris

Near the Grands Boulevards and their theatres, Le Gallopin is the top Parisian brasserie, extremely popular with big names in theatre, fashion and the press. In the square outside the Gare Saint-Lazare, Lazare offers generous family cuisine, inspired by French gastronomic tradition. In the surroundings of Montmartre is Le Rooster by Michelin-starred chef Frédéric Duca, where you can enjoy authentic French cuisine with a twist, as well as the amazing BOULOM, an acronym of the phrase ‘Boulangerie OU L’On Mange’ (‘Bakery Where We Eat’).

Another Michelin-starred restaurant is Le Comice, which serves contemporary French cuisine that always promises to impress. La Lorraine is a brasserie specializing in seafood, for a gourmet experience based on coastal cuisine.

Finally, to appreciate Paris’ gastronomic and architectural heritage, let yourself be tempted by the cuisine of Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse on a ‘Ducasse sur Seine’ cruise, or savour seafood dishes at the Michelin-starred restaurant Antoine, with a breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower.

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Cook N with Class Paris - School 2, Paris © YOshodi

For a bottle of a famous wine, a trip to La Cave du Château or the Caves de Taillevent is a must.

If you’re looking for gourmet food shopping, Lafayette Maisons & Gourmet and La Grande Epicerie Rive Droite are like temples of fine gastronomy.

More specific but no less refined is the Maison de la Truffede Madeleine, specializing in truffles and at the Boulangerie Mamiche, exceptional breads and other treats take centre stage.

If you want to learn more, La Route des Gourmets organizes guided visits of the Marché des Batignolles to help you discover its secrets, and Cook’n with class offers the chance to get stuck in and learn about traditional French cuisine in English.