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Guide to Epcot’s France Pavilion

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Fashion, romance, decadent food, and art are all things that France is known for. Get a taste of France in Epcot’s World Showcase. Epcot’s France Pavilion has all the attractions, dining, and shopping that puts you right in the place where Belle is from. 

Disney’s France Pavilion

Disney’s France Pavilion Attractions

This is one of my favorite countries in Epcot’s World Showcase. It can get crowded though on busy days as it is a very popular place because of all the yummy food.

Impressions de France.  In the Palais du Cinéma you can go to a land where beauty abounds and fairy tales were born.  Be transported to another time and place, a land of princesses and enchanted castles, as stunning visuals of the Loire Valley and its magnificent chateaus appear before you in 200-degree widescreen view. This show, while in desperate need of an update is still very relaxing and beautiful to watch. Plus, you can’t turn down an air-conditioned attraction with chairs.

 

Serveur Amusant. A French acrobatic show that takes the World Showcase to new heights! There is a little bit of audience participation and the show is a must-see in the World Showcase. The show is outside and there is little to nowhere to hide from the sun, so don’t forget your sunblock. 

Photo Opps. France is one of the pavilions where you will want to take advantage of the various photo opportunities.  The Eiffel tower and beautiful fountains make beautiful and romantic backdrops for photos. 

Ratatouille. Looking ahead to the 50th Anniversary of Walt Disney World Resort, Walt Disney Parks & Resorts Chairman Bob Chapek announced exciting plans across Epcot to realize the original vision of the park while making it more timeless and relevant than ever before. Patterned after the number one family attraction at Disneyland Paris, Ratatouille will be added in an all-new space in the France pavilion in World Showcase at Epcot.

Ratatouille Concept Art, Photo Credit: WDW News

Disney’s France Pavilion Dining

Chefs de France. I dined here on my honeymoon. It is a beautiful table service restaurant with traditional French dishes. The Creme Brulee is amazing!

L’Artisan des Glaces. L’Artisan des Glaces, an artisan ice cream and sorbet shop, features 16 yummy flavors, all made in-house with fresh ingredients. For grown-up tastes, guests can ask for a shot of liquor on top – served in a martini glass. 

Monsieur Paul. Formerly Bistro de Paris restaurant in Epcot, Monsieur Paul is recently refurbished and located just upstairs from Les Chefs de France, the other gourmet French restaurant in the France Pavilion. The menu is prix fixe. You can find the current menu HERE

Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie. This is a quick service restaurant that is open at 9 am which is before the World Showcase is officially opened.  Sample delectable treats and tempting delicacies at this traditional French bakery—from soups and salads to fresh baguette sandwiches and pastries. Wine, champagne, beer and gourmet coffees are also available.

Epcot France Pavilion Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie

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Epcot’s France Character Meet & Greets

Belle. Belle greets guests wearing her blue village dress. You can find Belle on the lagoon side of the France Pavillion. She is a popular princess and her line can get long. No Fastpass+ available. Check the times guide or the MDE app for when she is scheduled to appear. 

Aurora. You can find Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) on the far right of the pavilion area in the Gazebo.

Disney’s France Pavilion Shopping

Galerie Des Halles. Also known as “Souvenirs de France” is the exit point for the “Impressions de France” film. You will find Disney characters in French themes, lots of Beauty and the Beast merchandise, as well as Marie the Aristrocat. This is also where you find the France Epcot Kidcot Spot.

La Signature. Choose from over 70 different French cosmetics and fragrances from Guerlain—and enjoy a makeup consultation too.

Les Vins De France. This country-chic store in Epcot’s France Pavilion features a variety of French wines & accessories. 

Plume Et. Palette. This little shop has designer French bags and fragrances from Le Tanneur, Dior, Kenzo, Thierry Mugler, Givenchy and more. This is one shop I can’t go into because the scent is overwhelming and triggers my allergies/asthma.

What is your favorite part of the France Pavilion? Let me know in the comments!


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