A Walking Tour of Epcot’s France Pavilion

I selected France as the country for this walking tour. I hope you will enjoy this stroll through the France pavilion as much as I enjoyed taking the photos and writing the blog.

Walking towards France from the bridge by United Kingdom

Looking at the Eiffel Tower

These gardens are so pretty. It’s a great place to sit and relax.

Beautiful gardens

Another view of garden

This is one of my favorite places to eat. The French Onion soup is out of this world!

Chef de France

I wasn’t able to get a picture, but in Chef de France you can find a waiter or waitress pushing a serving table around with an animatronic Remy (from Ratatouille) that interacts with guests. It’s very clever and a real crowd pleaser.

Inside Chef de France

Check out Jack Spence’s recent Boulangerie Patisserie blog. He talks about this being one of his favorite spots in Epcot and he has some fantastic pictures of all the goodies you’ll find there.

Looking towards the pastry shop

OK, who can resist these pastries? They are soooo good!

Inside the pastry shop

Souvenir shop

Front of Le Spirit shop

Here you get to see a film of the beautiful French countryside and metropolitian areas. Definitely worth seeing and it’s a sit down, air conditioned theater. Plan to take a break here on a hot summer afternoon.

Theatre - Impressions de France

Looking at the right side of the courtyard

My wife, Julie, loves French perfumes. Shalimar has been a longtime favorite of hers.

Perfume shop

Wine shop

If you like French wines, this is the place to shop.

Inside the wine shop

These guys are very entertaining. They always make me laugh.

Serveur Amusant - street performers

This is a very popular place to buy a glass of wine.

Wine stand

When our children were young, we had their picture drawn by one of these talent artists.

French artists

Love those crepes! You can also get ice cream here.

Crepe stand

Belle and the Beast as well as Sleeping Beauty can be found in France.

The Beast

Oh my, isn’t she beautiful!

Beautiful Belle

If you are lucky you will see Princess Aurora (Sleeping Beauty) there.

Princess Aurora / Sleeping Beauty

Well, that’s all for now. As my good friend says “see ya real soon”…DizneyMike

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11 Replies to “A Walking Tour of Epcot’s France Pavilion”

  1. During the EPCOT Wine & Food Festival, the French kiosk offers some outstanding cuisine. I understand some of the offerings will be different in 2009 but, in past years, the quiche & snails in puff pastry were both awesome! I remember there was an awesome dessert offering as well but, for the life of me, can’t remember what it was (!).

    My last meal at the Chefs du France was a little disappointing but I attributed it to a poor choice on my part. My girlfriend was pleased with her selection. I agreed to the waiters recommendation for a champagne cocktail but found out later two of them cost me $30.00. A tad expensive I thought-although the champagne in the champagne kiosk were similarly priced.

    The wine/drinks kiosk had some interesting offerings: as someone mentioned, the frozen Grand Marnier slush. Also I had a champagne mixed with KIr, I think.

  2. 2 things to add to your wonderful blog Mike.

    First of all, I can’t believe you forgot the tastiest libation in all of Epcot–the Grand Marnier Orange Slush!!! This is the hands-down favorite treat of my husband and I. It is just to the left of the crepe stand.

    Secondly, sometimes you can also see Marie from the Aristocats in France as well. My niece was literally speechless when her favorite kitty cat unexpectedly appeared on her birthday!!!

  3. France is my favorite country in Epcot! I lived in Paris for a while and like to invoke the feeling of still being there while I am at Epcot. And the movie is my favorite! Bought the cd and listen to that number all the time!

  4. This is a lovley tour of the France pavillion. Thank you for capturing the beauty and charm of my favorite spot in Epcot!!!

    Many blessings to you and your family.

  5. Thank you for your wonderful blog I miss being in Disney all the time! Your posts help so much till the next time I can go!! My daughter loves the parisols they sell there. They will even personalize them with your name for you!! I always missing Disney!! Thanks again Annette

  6. Thanks for the great photos! Were you just lucky to spot Belle, Beast & Aurora or is there a way to find out if/when they’ll be there? We’re going at Christmastime- any tips?

    DizneyMike replies: Nancy, no I wasn’t just lucky. Here’s a link that will help: http://allears.net/tp/fur.htm

    Usually the characters that are in the World Showcase in Epcot are usually there from 1pm till 5pm. You can check with Guest Services on your way in for more information. Hope this helps…Mike

  7. Thanks for the France entry!

    I’m a culinary major and was selected to be part of a delegation that was sent to France for a culinary exchange. It was truly an experience of a lifetime. Whenever I’m in Epcot, I especially enjoy visiting the France pavilion and enjoying a bit of France. When I speak French to the cast members there, their faces light up! Thanks again for the memories!

  8. Hey Mike, thanks for the memories, I never miss the film in the France Pavillon-It’s simply magical!!Always look forward to your blogs 🙂 Barb

  9. I really enjoy the close looks at the countries of EPCOT. Thank you for providing them. They have been my favorite places in the World since I was a child (and led to my pursuit of a Degree in International Politics and the study of several languages).

    Even more importantly is your comment on the crepes. I have passed them by every year and left with regret. After this comment, I’m now convinced and determined to try one! Any suggestions on plain or fruit?

    DizneyMike: They’re great either way, however, I do love them with fruit. Thanks for the very nice comments…Mike

  10. Hey Mike,
    Thanks for bringing us a little piece of one of my favorite places in Disney World. I also shop the perfume in France every time we visit, love it!

  11. Pasties at the Boulangerie Patisserie, I agree top notch!!!

    And also a very good country to relax, whether on the street in the shade by Boulangerie Patisserie or by the fountain as you approach!!!

    As for Le Chefs though, I gave that place 3 chances, and the third strike they were out…..Thumbs down BIG TIME for them!!! Sorry Mickey, it just didn’t give me the Disney feeling!!!

    DizneyMike replies: Mike, that’s too bad about your experiences at Le Chefs. Mine have always been really good. The food and service has always been top notch. Thanks for your comments….Mike