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Food in Paris You Can’t Afford to Miss on Your Holiday

1. Baguette

Baguette, the signature food of Paris, tops the list for many good reasons. Besides the shape (long) and size (diameter 2 or 2⅓ in and a usual length of about 65 centimeters (26 in), it’s the connectivity of the food with the French culture make it special. Food connoisseurs and historians believe the tradition of creating long, wide, loaves prevailed in the time of King Louis XIV as well. The basic ingredients of the food are flour, water, yeast, and salt. However, stall owners often add their culinary expertise to make a difference in the market. There is no need to reserve a table for enjoying. Have it while you are navigating and exploring the city.

2. Duck Confit

Abstain from spices yet want to have the best of duck meat? Duck confit is what you really need. Cooked naturally in its own fat on a slow heat till the meat turns moist and fork-tender, duck confit is another top food in Paris that you shouldn’t miss. Many bistros or restaurants in France attempt to source fresh duck meat from organic producers in the southwest of France. How to identify a well-cooked Duck Confit? The skin of the duck turns golden, and it’s brilliantly crispy. The inclusion of pommes sarladaises and heavenly garlicky potatoes sautéed in duck fat adds icing to the cake.

3. Croissant

You are most likely to get swayed away by the fresh warm buttery smell of croissantscoming out from the vapor escaping the air vents of a bakery in the wee hours. Have it fresh then and there or get some packed to have on your trip. This is one of the traditional foods that don’t ask for any big budget planning. Savor on this delicious food. While returning home, you can have some for your friends and family.
4. Macarons

Available in myriad of flavors and colors, macaroons are unique delicate pastry soaked in buttercream. With almond (two almond meringue shells glued together), and egg whites as its core ingredients, this is one of the healthiest foods that you must have. Though macarons have made their way outside Paris as well, this native taste is truly unmatchable.

5. Street-stand crêpes

Crepes are a native stuffed street food that you can munch on anytime. However, you are most likely to see them after the noon as locals prefer to have it as a snack. However, look for a stall that cooks crepes to order and serve fresh. Most of the stall owners to save time often keep a ready-made stock that they only heat and serve to their customers. You may try different types of stuffing.

How to Book Cheap Return Flights to Paris

Keep your fingers crossed! Paris is served by multiple airports, namely Charles de Gaulle Airport, Orly Airport, Beauvais-Tillé Airport, Paris–Le Bourget Airport and Châlons Vatry Airport. Compare airline tickets to Paris, France with different carriers before concluding your booking. However, keep into considerations flight duration, airfares, departure and arrival timings as well as the proximity of the airports with the top sightseeing places you have earmarked in your things-to-do list and make a smart choice while confirming your low-cost flights to Paris.
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