Bon Voyage: Epcot’s France Pavilion

Disney’s Imagineers captured so many iconic components of France and it’s culture in this beautifully designed area. As you enter this pavilion coming from the UK Pavilion make sure you stop and take advantage of the photopass opportunity which will provide a stunning background for the 1/10 scale Eiffel Tower as a perfect backdrop. As you walk over the footbridge you will be transported into an area similar to the Seine waterfront, with flower carts and street-side artists. As you walk around the cobblestone streets or take a seat around the fountain you will be full immersed into everything that you think of when France comes to mind. Enjoy the romantic music throughout your exploration of this amazing pavilion.

Attractions

Impressions de France film is in the Palais du Cinema. Take a seat (yes this movie has seats which is a big plus compared to some of the other movies throughout World Showcase) during the 18 minute tour de France (pun totally intended). See the palace of Versailles, winemakers, hot air balloons and the celebration of Bastille Day.

One of the many exciting new announcements made during the 2017 D23 Expo was the addition of a Ratatouille ride to the France Pavilion. There will actually be an expansion made behind the Eiffel Tower. This 4-D trackless ride system will take guests through Gusteau’s Parisian restaurant as Chef Skinner will be chasing guests. This risde will be similar to Ratatouille: The Adventure, a very popular 4-D attraction that opened in Disneyland® Paris in 2014.

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Entertainment

Serveur Amusant is a spectacular and amusing acrobat show that is truly jaw-dropping. This impressive display of skill is a true treat.

 

Food: France is known for it’s cuisine and there is no shortage of excellent food options at Epcot’s France Pavilion.

Monsieur Paul: A genuine elegant and gourmet experience is sure to be had at this signature dining experience. Located above Les Chefs de France this restaurant offers breathtaking views of Epcot’s World Showcase. Please note that this restaurant is only open for dinner and is also one of the few restaurants that have a dress code on the Walt Disney World® property.   Restaurants made well in advance are highly recommended.

Les Chefs de France: Experience the heart of Paris in the cafe style restaurant that offers both lunch and dinner. Tantalizing French favorites can be found here.

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie: Offers countless options of great desserts and sandwiches. You will find croissants, eclairs, mousse, quiche, souffles, tarts, cheese platters and sandwiches. In addition French roast coffee can be found here.

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L’Artisan des Glaces: Artisan Ice Cream and Sorbet that has10 ice creams (chocolate, vanilla, mint chocolate, pistachio, hazelnut, caramel fleur de sel, cherry, coconute-white chocolate, coffee and profiterole) and 6 sorbets (strawberry, mango, lemon, pomegranate, and mixed berry). All of these are made on the premises. Adults may also add a liqueur to their ice cream.  Unique ice cream sandwiches can be made with either macaroons or The Croque Glaces, which is a fresh,warm brioche (made at Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie) cut in half and filled with a generous amount of your choice of ice cream smothered in either chocolate or raspberry sauce which is then pressed into a perfectly sealed, truly decadent treat.

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Crepes des Chefs de France: homemade crepes, ice cream, specialty coffee

Les Vins des Chefs de France: french wine, beer, frozen slushies with Grand Marnier (excellent for a hot summer day).

Shopping

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Plume et Palette: perfumes and colognes

Guerlain: features fragrances and line of cosmetics

La Maison du Vin: French wines, wine accessories, chocolates, cookies, kitchen linens, soaps, and cookware

Souvenirs de France: typical French souvenirs such as: berets, Eiffel Tower replicas, t-shirts, purses

Characters

Belle and the Beast can be found during certain times around the fountain

From wine to elegant dining and shopping, you will forget that you are in Florida and not in France itself while you are visiting Epcot’s France Pavilion.

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