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Gluten Free in France

More people visit France than any other country in the world. From the Eiffel Tower to the French Riviera you can see why. However, where can you eat Gluten Free when travelling across the country? Find previous recommendations here and do share your own as well.

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5th Arr, Paris View On Map
Twitter is a great tool for finding like minded coeliacs and this was how I discovered this gem. It's a vegetarian restaurant near the Sorbonne and serves a select number of specials at lunch. They label what's gluten free clearly and all the desserts were gluten free. We had a hearty fish dish, served on some crushed potatoes with greens in a white sauce. It was a really warming dish, especially as it provided a perfect escape from the showery weather. We shared a carrot cake and chocolate cake and both were great, you wouldn't have been able to tell they were gluten free!
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2012-12-22

Vivienne, Paris View On Map
Breakfast can be a little more challenging but there's plenty of brasseries that will serve you an omelette. If however, you fancy some authentic bread, French madeleines and macaroons then get to Noglu! Noglu is a totally gluten free restaurant and if we were heading back I'd definitely check it out for dinner. We arrived hungry at 10am on the dot and in true French fashion they weren't quite ready for us, but I'm glad we hung around! The fresh gluten free bread was one of the best I've ever had and was served with some excellent jams. A great gluten free breakfast!
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2012-12-22

Le Jules Verne by Alain Ducasse
Eiffel Tower, Paris View On Map
We were lucky enough to go to Le Jules Verne which is situated half way up the Eiffel tour and therefore has a spectacular view! It's also Michelin starred which usually means they're pretty clued up on what's gluten free. They were great at adapting the dishes, I did ask what a 'Savarin' was on the dessert menu and was told in no uncertain terms that it was "absolutely impossible for you", but you just have to get used to the direct style of French waiters! The food was sensational. A definite highlight was my starter of Meurette-style egg - a baked egg in a red wine sauce with bacon and vegetables. It sounds simple, but was beautifully rich with flavour, the way French cuisine often is. The dessert was one of the best I've eaten anywhere. Soft chocolate mousse with shards of tempered chocolate, cubes of mint jelly and a mint 'snow', a beautifully fresh way to end the meal.
Recommended By: @hungryboyfriend / hungryboyfriend.blogspot.com On: 2012-12-22

Chateau de Villars
Villars, Aquitaine View On Map
We recently stayed for a week's full board at the Chateau de Villars, which specialises in fine French cuisine, all totally gluten-free. Bill, the chef, caters for coeliacs in particular but other food intolerances and special dietary needs are easily accomodated. Fresh, local produce is used to create sumptuous feasts... think 4 course dinners featuring poulet au riesling, tarte au citron..and relax in the knowledge that it's all gluten-free. The Chateau itself is elegant but comfortable, hosts Kevin & Bill cannot do enough for their guests and are a fount of knowledge about the local area, which boasts beautiful pastoral countryside, historic towns and castles and awe-inspiring limestone caves. If you can't spare a week, stay for a couple of nights or even just have dinner there if you're in the area, you won't regret it!
Recommended By: Liz Thom On: 2012-08-10

Au Gourmand
Jardin du Palais Royal, Paris View On Map
For dinner, we walked to a place called Au Gourmand. As I was showing the waiter/manager my GF travel card in French, he explained to me that he was a Coeliac as well (and lactose intolerant). I knew I was in good hands. He brought me GF bread (which was a bit crumbly but I wasn't about to complain). He also brought out some truffle mashed potatoes when we were waiting for our dishes that was unbelievable. I couldn't believe my luck... a Parisian celiac on the first night!
Recommended By: @glutenfreeinsb / glutenfreeinsb.wordpress.com On: 2011-10-11

Briezh Cafe
Marais Quarter, Paris View On Map
On our third day in Paris, we went all out on the sugar front. First to Briezh Cafe, a creperie well-known around the world for their 100% buckwheat (naturally gluten-free) crepes. HOLY BANANAS. So delicious. We had dinner AND dessert crepes. SO good.
Recommended By: @GFreeAppetite / glutenfreeappetite.com On: 2011-08-21

Le Casse Noix
15th Arr, Paris View On Map
Our first night in Paris, we were sent to a place called Casse Noix near the Eiffel Tower. A very quaint, hidden gem, this place set the bar very high for the rest of our trip. They had a fixed menu (or menu du jour as do most places in France) and they offered me their gluten-free recommendations from their kitchen. I had a salad, fish and the absolute best rice pudding with caramel drizzle I have ever had... and it will be hard to ever top that! I would go back just for this rice pudding. The staff was incredibly sweet and wanted to make sure everything was perfect - and it was.
Recommended By: @GFreeAppetite / glutenfreeappetite.com On: 2011-08-21

Le Reminet
Pantheon, Paris View On Map
A family run restaurant with exceptional value quality French food for lunch or dinner. We even visited for a second meal! The restaurant is coeliac friendly with many of the menu options either gluten free or easily adapted. The service was friendly and caters for tourists with English spoken, however many of the diners were locals rather than tourists.
Recommended By: FionaandJames On: 2011-02-16

Smokey Joes
Les Deux Alpes, Rhône-Alpes View On Map
We were on a skiing holiday in the Les Deux Alpes resort and most nights we were catered for in our chalet but on one night it was up to us to fend for ourselves. After speaking to our rep we decided as a group to head to Smokey Joes as it served a selection of foods but more importantly it could cater for our Gluten Free diet and also the dairy free diet of a friend. The waiting staff were very attentive, going through all ingredients with us to ensure they were safe and also double checking with the kitchen. All in all the food was very tasty and the fact that they were willing to help out with numerous food requiments mean that we would happily head back there again if we head to Les Deux Alpes again for skiing in the future.
Recommended By: @TravGlutenFree On: 2011-02-06

Chateau de Villars
Villars, Aquitaine View On Map
A superb week in the French countryside. The food is out of this world and it is gluten free. The opportunity to eat dinner, some nights in the dining room, some on the terrace or at a barbeque by the pool is not to be missed (and breakfast and lunch were excellent as well). The rooms are very comfortable and are all individually decorated.

There is plenty to do within a very short distance walking, cycling or driving. We loved Brantome, the Venice of the Perigord, but the Grottes de Villars (caves) and Chateau Puyguilhelm were also well worth the visit. If we went again, we might give canoing on the dronne a miss but others from the Chateau thoroughly enjoyed it. Kevin and Bill are wonderful hosts.
Recommended By: newtravellers58 On: 2010-11-04