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  • In Paris, food and wine is an obsession and the city stands as the culinary center of the most gastronomic country in the world

  • Here, the restaurant comes in many guises and price ranges

  • from ultra budget canteens to three star Michelin gourmet

  • Choose wisely and you'll be rewarded with fresh, local ingredients,a reliance on natural flavors, and a flamboyant display of expert techniques

  • There are dozens of premium wine producing regions throughout France,

  • and the country's refinement of viticultural skills have made French wine a benchmark for quality

  • France also boasts over 500 varieties of cheese

  • So there's plenty on offer from the local fromagerie

  • Merchants often let you sample what's on offer before you buy, and they're pretty generous with their advice

  • The baguette is a French national icon,

  • with over 80% of the population tucking into one at every meal

  • The recipe for baguette dough is even strictly defined under French law

  • Parisians love their desserts

  • And judging by the eye-catching displays at pastries across the city, they can't get enough of them

  • The most common house specialities are fruit tarts, eclairs and pastries stacked with cream

  • Wherever you go in Paris,

  • if you approach food and wine with even half the enthusiasm that the French do,

  • you'll be welcomed, encouraged and very well fed

In Paris, food and wine is an obsession and the city stands as the culinary center of the most gastronomic country in the world

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