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What to eat in France

Discover the country outside of Paris by its Michelin-star restaurants

Go beyond the trendy bistros of Paris and discover Michelin-starred establishments that will make the long trip worth your while. From scenic views to menus that offer unexpected fusion flavours, we round up the 10 must-visit restaurants in France.

La Bastide Saint-Antoine, Grasse
You'll love the whole truffles wrapped in Matignon artichoke with truffle pasta caviar at this chic hotel restaurant. (Rs 20,000; Jacques-chibois.com)

Villa Eugénie, Hôtel du Palais, Biarritz
Savour the unexpected fusion of Asian-influenced Basque cuisine with their velvety Txangurro spider crab and galangal croustillant. (Rs 19,400; Hotel-du-palais.com)

Le Candille, Le Mas Candille, Mougins
Sample a Provençal staple of seasoned sea bream with a ratatouille and Taggiasca olive coulis, in a delightful village. (Rs 14,400; Lemascandille.com)

Château de la Chèvre d’Or, Eze
Chef Ronan Kervarrec rustles up a seared duck foie gras with artichokes and black truffle topped with aged parmesan at this cliffside joint. (Rs 28,800; Chevredor.com)

Le Louis XV, Hôtel de Paris, Monaco
A meal at Alain Ducasse’s Riviera flagship must include the blue lobster with myrtle berries and ginger. (Rs 33,000; Alain-ducasse.com)

La Balette, Le Relais des Trois Mas, Collioure
Bask in the Catalonian sun as you devour Tarbourieh oysters done three ways with pear, mint and Pyrenees caviar. (Rs 12,800; Relaisdestroismas.com)

La Réserve Rimbaud, Montpellier
The moorish roasted pigeon on a bed of salmis polenta and seared foie gras hot pot is a must when visiting this riverside restaurant. (Rs 10,4800; Reserve-rimbaud.com)

Buerehiesel, Strasbourg
Feast on a Franco-German mash-up of schniederspaetzle egg pasta and seared frog’s legs under a conservatory roof. (Rs 12,200; Buerehiesel.com)

La Bastide De Moustiers, Provence
Another Alain Ducasse winner is the delicious rabbit casserole with seasonal vegetables in this charming Provençal setting. (Rs 11,600; Bastide-moustiers.com)

Le Figuier de Saint Esprit, Antibes
Go for Christian Morisset’s truffle and potato crust-roasted turbot fish with Xérès meat jus at this courtyard restaurant. (Rs 17,200; Christianmorisset.fr)

All prices are approx for a meal for two. Since many restaurants are closed for summer it’s best to call ahead of your visit. 

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