The Travelling Foodie: Four Top Gourmet Trails in France

The Travelling Foodie: Four Top Gourmet Trails in France

Follow your nose to these hubs of flavour and dive head first into the local gastronomy


This romantic Normandy trail stretches from Notre-Dame-de-Bliquetuit to Duclair, showing off a roving vista of apple, pear, plum and cherry trees and berry bushes.

Image © Dominique VIET – CRT Occitanie


Yes, it really does exist! The Route du Cassoulet (of all things) snakes from Castelnaudary to Carcassonne, revealing the rich history and secrets behind this hearty dish.

Epernay, town centre. Photo © Gillian Thornton


Formed of five separate circuits and stretching over more than 250 signposted miles, the Champagne Route is the only way to enjoy sparkling northeastern France.

Image © Shutterstock


This is heaven for fromage fans. And some argue that Comté is king. But aside from its namesake cheese, Les Routes du Comté in the Jura also features a handful of local beauties including Mont d’Or, Emmental Grand Cru and Gruyère.

Want to be inspired by more French foodie experiences and enjoy classic French food, wine and recipes? Head to our sister website, Taste of France, here.

From France Today magazine

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