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Here’s Your Full The Crawl France Itinerary

Follow Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez and Jhonel Faelnar as they journey through France for the best of French food and wine

France is indeed one of the most beautiful places in the world. It’s a dream destination for many, and a favorite for when you’re craving for the best and finest things in life. But finding the best food, wine, and tourist hot spots in France can be a challenge, especially when there are so many places you just have to see and visit. This is the goal of The Crawl France—to bring you a curated list of the some of the must-visit places in the whole of France when it comes to food, wine, and culture.


Here is the full itinerary of The Crawl France to help you on your very first or next visit to France.

Café du Marché
38 rue Cler, 75007 Paris, France

Café du Marché serves up local French cuisine, with a nice outdoor café set-up. Recommendations from Steph and Jhonel include the Soupe A L’Oignon, Confit de Canard, and Escargots de Bourgogne.


Le Café Alain Ducasse
12 rue Saint Sabin, 75011 Paris, France

Le Café Alain Ducasse offers a different kind of coffee experience—leveled up, complete, and sensual. Try new kinds of coffee recipes like their signature espresso, cold brew served like beer, and the cascara that’s served whiskey-style; and extremely rare coffee beans sourced only from the best terroir in the world.


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Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse
40 rue de la Roquette, 75011 Paris, France

Drop by Manufacture de Chocolat Alain Ducasse for a taste of some of the finest chocolates in the world. They also offer tours in their chocolate factory to have a closer look at the history and the production of their chocolates.


Le Servan
32 Rue Saint-Maur, 75011 Paris, France

Le Servan is owned by French-Filipino sisters Katia and Tatiana Lehva. The food in this casual bistro is not your usual French fare, but offers an international and Asian twist. Recommendations from Steph and Jhonel: Wonton de Boudin Noir, Bouchot mussels ala Francais, and Poulet au Paris.

 


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Notre-Dame de Reims
Place du Cardinal Luçon, 51100, Reims, France

The Reims Cathedral is one of the defining models of Gothic art in the world and is named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It’s a beautiful cathedral dedicated to the Virgin Mary and it’s where many of the kings of France were coronated.


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Rare Champagne
12 Allée du Vignoble, 51100 Reims, France

Rare Champagne is known for their quality vintages and some of their most iconic vintages date back to 1976. Their library houses their vintages throughout the years, bottles that are bejeweled and designed by some of the best jewelers in the world. One was made in collaboration with Russian jeweler Pierre Karl Faberge and their latest collaboration is with Mellerio, the oldest jewelry house in the world.


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Champagne Piper-Heidsieck
12 Allée du Vignoble, 51100 Reims, France

Founded in 1785, Piper-Heidsieck is one of the most popular champagne houses in the world. Since 1993, Piper-Heidsieck has been the official supplier of the biggest events in Hollywood and international film festivals like the Cannes.


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Domaine Anne Gros
11 Rue des Communes, 21700 Vosne-Romanée, France

Vosne-Romanée is ground zero for the legendary Grand Cru of Burgundy, some of the most sought after in the world. It’s a tiny village, but home to 60 wineries. Domaine Anne Gros offers different activities for tourists, from hour-long cellar tours and wine tastings to guest houses for those who want to stay in the area.


Maison M. Chapoutier
18 Avenue Dr Paul Durand, 26600 Tain-l'Hermitage, France

Chapoutier is one of the oldest names in the Rhone Valley dating back to 1808 and is now one of the most admired brand names in French wines worldwide. Maison M. Chapoutier has a diverse wine tourism programs with a hotel and spa, vineyard tours, electric bicycle ride, and wine tastings.


Image from M. Chapoutier

Ducasse Sur Seine
19 Port Debilly, 75116 Paris – France

The Ducasse Sur Seine is indeed a gastronomic must-visit. The two-hour cruise aboard this electric boat will bring you to beautiful sights of Paris—with a dinner or lunch feast designed by the legendary chef Francis Fauvel, who has 20 Michelin stars on his belt.


Join Jhonel Faelnar and Stephanie Kienle-Gonzalez as they explore the food and wine culture of France on The Crawl France, premiering on December 8, 7 p.m., on iWant, Metro.Style YouTube, and Metro Channel, channel 52 on Sky Cable and channel 174 on HD.