Tour of Epcot's France Pavilion

Welcome to this month’s Blogorail Green Loop. Today we are taking you on a virtual tour of Epcot’s World Showcase. The France Pavilion has always been one of our favorite spots. The music, food, and movie make us fall in love with it each visit. So join us on a tour of the France Pavilion at Epcot.


France Pavilion

Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie is our favorite bakery at Walt Disney World. There are just so many yummy options! We love to visit in the mornings (it’s a great spot for your last day) when it’s not as crowded but it’s also a great spot for lunch, a light dinner, or just to enjoy one of the many desserts. You can also grab an espresso, glass of champagne or wine, or a beer. You can read our review here.

Les Halles Boulangerie & Pâtisserie

L’Artisan des Glaces is an artisanal French shop, where you can find 16 flavors of hand-crafted frozen treats, including ice cream and sorbet. The menu will also feature some season favorites. We highly recommend the macaron ice cream sandwich.

Chocolate Marcaron L'Artisan des Glaces

The goal of Chefs de France is to make you feel like you are dining at a cafe on the streets of Paris. The restaurant is beautiful inside and the food is wonderful. The Gratin de Macaroni is a personal favorite.

France Pavilion

Monsieur Paul is the signature dining offering the in the pavilion. We haven’t visited yet but it’s high on our to do list. “Here, you’ll discover a focused wine list, inventive twists on traditional French dinner and breathtaking views of World Showcase. This is the perfect place to celebrate a special occasion or simply savor delectable cuisine in a serene setting.”

There are also two kiosks located in the front of the pavilion on the walkway towards Morocco. The Creperie features crepes, ice cream, and coffee. Over at the Champagne and Wine Kiosk you’ll find the much loved Grand Marnier Orange Slush and Grey Goose Citron Slush. Make sure to try both! 🙂


France Pavilion

Souvenirs de France is one of my favorite shops now that they have expanded the Aristocats merchandise. It’s located next to Les Halles Boulangerie Patisserie. It’s also where you exit Impressions de France. You’ll also find more “typical” souvenirs like berets and mini versions of the Eiffel Tower.

La Signature, sponsored by Guerlain, features one-of-a-kind perfumes, make-up and personal accessories. The France pavilion is one of only two locations in the world to feature signature Guerlain. Designer fragrances can be found at nearby Plume et Palette. Guests can bring a bit of Southern France to their kitchen table with dinnerware, tabletops and decorative items from L’ Esprit de la Provence or savor the flavor of wines from Les Vins de France, sponsored by George DuBoeuf.”


France Pavilion

Impressions de France plays throughout the day at Palais du Cinéma. The entrance is located toward the back of the pavilion after you pass the fountain and flower beds. Times are posted in the times guide you can pick up at the front of the park and there is also a clock inside that lets you know when then next showing is about to begin. The area inside the theater is beautiful. It’s also air conditioned so it’s a nice spot to hang out for a bit to escape the Florida heat. Impressions de France is always a must to for us. I could listen to the soundtrack everyday.


You can also find Serveur Amusant, a comedic show featuring a waiter/ juggler and you can also meet Belle from Beauty and the Beast in her blue dress. Check the times guide to for both.


France Pavilion

The biggest draw for us is just the ambiance of this pavilion. It’s gorgeous no matter the season. From the beautiful fountain to the cobblestone streets, it’s a beautiful spot to explore. The size of the pavilion allows you to feel like you are exploring a real neighborhood.

France Pavilion Holidays Around the World

In the spring, during the Flower & Garden Festival you can find beautiful flowers and topiaries featuring Cinderella and Prince Charming and characters from Beauty and the Beast as well as the Fleur de Lys with special offerings. There is also a booth to visit during Epcot’s Food & Wine Festival in the Fall.

France Pavilion Flower & Garden Festival

During the holidays, the pavilion is decorated for the holidays with beautiful oversized ornaments, garland, and wreaths. At the bakery you can try special holiday offerings like the Buche de Noel and discover the magic of Pere Noel as he shares a Christmas letter from a child.

France Pavilion Holidays Around the World

Plus the music is lovely all year round. It’s the perfect pavilion to grab a snack or drink, sit on a bench, listen to the music, and people watch.


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  1. […] though most of the World Showcase doesn’t open until 11:00, the France Pavilion starts welcoming guests at 9:00 am when Epcot typically opens. And since there isn’t an […]

  2. Didi Marie on March 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

    There is SO much to love in this pavilion. From the picturesque authentic architecture, to the gardens modeled after those in Versailles, to the food (especially the food), there is a good reason this spot is always the most popular and crowded destination in World Showcase. Monsieur Paul is by far the best restaurant in Walt Disney World Resort (beating even Jiko, which is a feat!) and the perfect special occasion dining experience. For the everyday, the crepes, sorbet, macarons, Croque Monsieur… I could go on and on! One could easily spend an entire day here. (And I wish I could!) Vive la France!!

  3. Bibbidi Bobbidi Booze on March 18, 2016 at 11:32 am

    France is one of my favorite countries to visit, both in EPCOT and real life. The Grey Goose Citron Slush is one of my favorite drinks in The World Showcase, and I love that you can find Disneyland Paris merchandise in their gift shop!

    I also highly recommend the Chefs De France, especially if you can get a window seat. I ate a birthday dinner with my friend their one year, and it was highly enjoyable to watch a good number of intoxicated people make their way through EPCOT.

  4. Jennifer Kaufman on March 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    France is absolutely one of my favorite pavilions, and you’ve hit the nail on the head – it’s the ambiance! There is so much charm packed into that pavilion it’s crazy. Ice cream, pastries, a show with a stunning score, and Grand Marnier slushes don’t hurt, either! 😉

  5. Frontierland Station (@FrontierlandSta) on March 14, 2016 at 9:25 pm

    You had me at “handcrafted frozen treats”! I remember getting a delicious chocolate pastry at the France pavilion when I was little. It was amazing!

    • Mary on March 20, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      I am with you! I shouldn’t have milk products but the ice cream in the France pavilion is amazing!!! Worth all the benedryl I have to take as a result.

  6. Cindy Howell on March 10, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    This pavilion is so beautiful! I could stroll around it for hours, fancy drink in hand, of course.

  7. Tim on March 10, 2016 at 11:38 am

    This is my favorite pavilion in the World Showcase. I could spend all day here. Have lunch at boulangerie. Grab a mid-day snack at L’artisans de Glacé and then dinner Chefs de France. Oh, and watch a movie and do some shopping as well.

  8. roemottola on March 10, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Oh man, Melissa, this is so beautiful. Seriously though, I can eat all day long in this pavilion. Just drop me off in the morning and I’ll see you later. 🙂 I hadn’t seen the updated pastry shop, and it looks phenomenal. It will be nice to visit without waiting outside. Sign me up for a research trip, stat!

  9. Mike Ellis on March 10, 2016 at 9:29 am

    To me, what makes the France pavilion stand out is all the incredible details; part of what I like the best is looking over the bridge and seeing the bike and other items located right on the river bank, as if a French lad had propped up his bike to do some fishing or something. I had seen the movie when I first started coming, but had then forgotten it for some reason, and only recently re-discovered it, so it’s like seeing it again for the first time!

    Great post, Melissa!

    • Jennifer Kaufman on March 17, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      YES! I love those visuals as well. The bike, the painting in progress, etc. So lovely!

  10. Lee Beatens on March 9, 2016 at 8:14 pm

    Awesome post! I love the music in Impressions de France and could stay in the theater all day. It is a beautiful pavilion. Thanks for the review.

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