EPCOT’s France Pavilion is my favorite in World Showcase. The architecture and the aesthetic of this area are just unbelievable. It’s not the type of pavilion that you get lost in, but it’s one that is filled with beauty. After the expansion of Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure, it became even better because new food was added, and it allowed guests to dive deeper into this section of the park.
The other day I took a peaceful stroll through the pavilion, and I was just in awe, so I decided to take a seat and write down four things I love about it since it’s my favorite. Let’s dive into the list!
My biggest advice to anyone visiting EPCOT is to visit the Patisserie at the France Pavilion. Not only are the sweet treats beautifully assembled they also taste amazing. The bakery is the only spot to get amazing sweet treats. Next door, there’s an ice cream shop that has wonderful snacks perfect for a hot day. At L’Artisan des Glaces, they serve a dessert that has been making the rounds on social media called the Croque Glacé. This has one scoop of ice cream with a choice of sauce in a housemade brioche, and it’s pressed warm. Sounds delicious.
The Les Halles Boulangerie-Patisserie has a range of gorgeous desserts. Here’s a list of a few, Beignets filled with chcoclate and hazelnut, eclairs, mousse au chocolat, macaron lime raspberry and créme brûlée. If desserts aren’t your thing, don’t worry; they have plenty of savory sandwiches and snacks.
Two Princess Meet & Greets
At each pavilion in World Showcase, guests can meet characters that represent the country being shown. In the France Pavilion, you get the unique experience of being able to meet two French princesses, Belle and Aurora. These two get long times, but they tend to move quickly.
I always make it a point to meet Belle, and I get in the line before the listed set time on the My Disney Experience app to ensure I will be able to meet her. For Belle, I think it’s important to do that because she is in a very visible spot. Aurora meets in a gazebo close to the entrance of Remy’s section. Her line doesn’t get as crazy, but I would still show up closer to her set time or even toward the end since her line tends to move fast.
When walking into this pavilion, it feels like you are entering a little slice of France in the heart of Florida. I just wish the weather would change as you walk into the area, but I can get past that part. Even though I have seen the Eifel Tower in Paris, I still get excited seeing it at the top of the pavilion; it’s such an eye-catching monument.
I love all the theming surrounding the little shops and the small walkways; it’s all just so beautiful. I think I love it so much because it feels very whimsical and makes me think about adventure out in the great wide somewhere.
Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure
Last but not least, Remy’s Ratatouille Adventure. I know many Disney fans have mixed feelings regarding this attraction, but I love it. The first time I rode the attraction was in Walt Disney Studios Park in Disneyland Paris, so it makes me feel like I’ve been transported back to that park. I actually believe that this attraction is fun even though it’s nothing new and it’s the technology we are familiar with. EPCOT was in need of a new attraction, and this was a great addition to the pavilion. Before this new ride, it felt like there wasn’t much for kids to enjoy, but now they have this cute and exciting attraction to enjoy.
Well, now that I have confessed my love for the France Pavilion, I want to know four things you love about this section of the park. Please leave your list in the comment section!
Hi, I'm Erica, and I write about all things Disney. Before working for The DIS, I was a theme park performer at SeaWorld, but I also performed at Disney. I have such an immense love for theme parks to the point I studied them in college.