Big question about a big country... I'm sure other Nomads will have tips on their favourite places.
But a couple of tips on eating in France; there are two types of food, regular cuisine and haute cuisine. Regular means the ubiquitous steak-frites (steak and fries) - not that there's anything wrong with that, delicious.
And haute cuisine or high cuisine - the fancy stuff. Here are a few more tips and hints on eating in France
If in doubt ask for the 'menu du jour' - the daily special. It'll be fresh, seasonal and French rather than a tourist meal from the bains marie.
Phil at the safety hub over 6 years ago
Good advice. And another French regular favourite: roast chicken.
The French are good at food, so you'll find that summer fruit at the market is phenomenal and perfectly ripe. Seem of your best meals will just be picking up a baguette and some local cheese and eating it in a park somewhere.
Nice, in the south, is one of my favourite French cities for food. Lots of great chefs there doing great things.
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