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10 Great Foodie Vacations

        Adventure | Landmarks


Paris takes culinary art to the next level. The beautiful City of Lights is renowned worldwide for its rich, delicious cuisine. As with any large city, you can find virtually any variety of food there. Most people come to Paris for the wine, bread and cheese -- and they won't be disappointed.

Lunch in Paris usually takes place around noon, but most Parisians don't sit down for dinner until about 8 p.m. You can find all sorts of breads and cheeses in small shops around the city if you're looking for a snack. The locally baked bread comes in all shapes, sizes and textures -- the most popular being the baguette, of course. And you can't go to Paris without sampling the many patisseries. The French love their cakes and pastries, filled with fruit, cheese and other wonderful things.