France is known all over the world for its fine cuisine, and what better way to sample the tastiest dishes than on a French canal holiday through the region’s stunning waterways? You’ll pass well-known landmarks, see the real natural beauty of France and have ample opportunity to dig in to some of the most mouth-watering meals you’ll have ever come across! |
So what are you waiting for? Read on to discover what lies ahead on your magical French canal holiday centred on this famous foodie paradise.
If you love salty seafood dishes, this one is a must! You’ll find that mussels are cooked and served in a variety of ways all over the country, however some of the most popular interpretations include marinating the mussels in a white wine broth to make a soup-like dish, or simply serving them on a bed of skinny fries.
This is a dish for vegetable lovers, without a doubt. Originating in Nice, this colourful concoction is made up of onions, zucchini, garlic, aubergine, peppers, basil and various other herbs and spices. Prepare to enjoy your five-a-day, the French way.
This traditional dish of snails certainly isn’t for the faint of heart, but if you’re an adventurous eater and want to make the most of your cultural experience on your French canal holiday, perhaps its time you gave these slippery little suckers a try! Usually flavoured with garlic butter and parsley, you’ll hardly be able to tell there’s a snail in there somewhere...
You may have already tasted this dish back home, but there’s nothing quite like trying the real thing from its country of origin! This savoury pie is perfect for lunch and dinner, and is sure to please even the pickiest of eaters. Enjoy with a salad, fries or just grab the whole quiche and get to work.
This thin-crust pizza originated in Alsace and pairs beautifully with crisp white wine. The base is often topped with fried onions, bacon and crème fraiche – it’s the slightly lighter way to enjoy a classic fast food dish. Even the kids are sure to love this one, so if you have the brood in tow you’ll know just what to order.
Explore From the Water
There’s no better way to discover the beauties of France than by boat. A French canal holiday booked through a reputable company will give you ample opportunity to see the cultural and historical sites while also tasting the best of the region’s food and drink offerings. Relax on board a luxury hotel barge and watch the world go by as you gorge on France’s cheese, wine and other delights.
See and taste French culture on your next getaway by taking to the waterways and travelling in style – you definitely won’t regret it!
Paul Newman is the Marketing and E-Systems Executive for European Waterways, the UK's most respected provider of all-inclusive, luxury French canal holiday itineraries, as well as barge holidays in other great destinations. Part of a team of experienced barging aficionados, Paul is first in line to endorse the perks of a slow-paced barge cruise to anyone looking for a unique holiday experience.
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