Saturday, June 27, 2009

Viva la France in Epcot

Viva la France! This representation of France at WDW's Epcot is as close to the real France as we'll get. It is a beautiful depiction of the "city of lights" which is Paris, France. There is even a small version of the famous Eiffel Tower that stands high above the buildings. As you leave the United Kingdom at the World Showcase, you cross over this bridge and you are looking right at the pavilion for France. It is so beautiful.Here in France you can browse through a few gift shops with lovely, imported items. There is a large selection of perfumes in one of the shops. There is also a shop that sells fine French wine. As you walk toward the main attraction, you pass by this fountain. On a sweltering day you just want to jump right in that water. The main attraction here is a film showcasing the beautiful country of France and it's people. It is a 20 minute film titled Impressions de France". It is a wonderful place to enjoy seeing this country....but it is in a nice air conditioned theater with actual seating. In China and Canada you stand for the films. On a hot day, a seat in a cool theater is heaven!
This is one of the 2 restaurants here. This one is Chefs de France. Bruce and I ate here for dinner one night before our family arrived and the food and service were wonderful. Chefs de France is on the Disney Dining Plan and the other restaurant, Bistro de Paris, is not.

Behind the building for the restaurant is this quaint looking courtyard. Here you will find a couple of shops and the Boulangerie Patisserie with outdoor, sidewalk seating just like in Paris. You can pick up pastries, quiches, sandwiches and beverages as a quick meal or just a snack.

Oh, look. Here I am pigging out on a Napoleon from the Boulangerie Patisserie. It was really, really good I have to admit.

OK, enough of the pastry. We better move on down through the World Showcase and see what else we can find.
Until later.....bye for now.

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