Explore France this summer, before enjoying a meal with your best furry friend
Image by Flickr user Benh LIEU SONG
summer fast approaching, you’re probably planning your next break to the French
countryside. If you want your dog to travel by your side when exploring sunny
France, it’s a great idea to do a little research before you go, so that you
can enjoy your trip to the fullest. When it comes to eating out, France is
generally very accepting of dogs. To make sure you have the best possible experience,
we’ve gathered a list of some of our favourite dog-friendly restaurants below.
Le Don Camillo Pizzeria
in the small commune of Saint-Honoré-les-Bains, in the south of the Parc
Naturel Régional du Morvan, Le Don
Camillo Pizzeria is a great place to grab some lunch in a casual setting.
The friendly staff are always welcoming of owners and their pets, particularly during
sunny days when it’s the perfect weather to enjoy the restaurant’s outdoor
seating area. Dine on fresh salads and food from the grill during lunchtime, or
take your pick from the varied pizza menu during dinner. The restaurant is a
quirky local favourite, with works of art hung in the front window and a
children’s menu also available.
28 av du Gal d'
Espeuilles, 58360 Saint-Honoré-les-Bains, France
+33 3 86 30 65 11
restaurant with a menu focusing on fresh pizza, Geppetto
is in the heart of Le Havre, on France’s north coast. The family-friendly
atmosphere and pet-friendly status makes this place ideal for lunch, and Le
Havre is less than a three-hour drive from Calais, making it ideal for a
spontaneous weekend away. Geppetto is decorated with distinctive wooden
features and their menu features light hors d'oeuvres and generously topped
pizzas and pasta dishes. Great for families, Geppetto caters for children, and they
also offer the option to take away. Enjoy a simple pizza with your pet on your next summer trip to France.
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6 Rue du Roi Albert,
76310 Sainte-Adresse, France
+33 2 35 46 75 03
Restaurant eL Borini
in the medieval village of Issigeac in the historic Périgord region of France, Restaurant eL Borini is a beautifully
decorated restaurant, ideal for dinner with the whole family – pet included! Inside,
the restaurant features exposed beams and brickwork that add to the warm and
cosy ambience and tasteful French décor. Seasonal produce is carefully
presented and has a contemporary influence, with flavours working together to
create such classics as beef Rossini with potatoes and Roquefort sauce, roasted
lamb saddle and a seasonal fruit crumble with ice cream for dessert. EL Borini
is a cosy place to retreat from the cold in winter, but in summer, you can
enjoy the pretty terrace with your pet, enjoying lunch or dinner al fresco with
views of the surrounding medieval architecture.
Tour de Ville, 24560
+33 5 53 58 06 03
Anna et Paul
Anna et Paul is a well-respected restaurant
in the commune of Vannes, in Brittany. With a menu that varies depending on the
seasonal market produce available, the restaurant has an extensive drinks menu
and is great for both lunch and dinner. Lunch sees dishes such as ravioli with
mushrooms and pesto sit alongside veal sautéed with tomatoes, while the dinner
menu boasts guinea fowl with foie gras and fillet of sea bream. Dessert will
ensure your sweet tooth is satisfied, so be sure to try the poached pear and
caramelised ganache for pudding. Not only is this restaurant popular with
locals, but it’s dog friendly, too.The commune of Vannes is in Brittany, a popular summer destination.
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23 Place du Général de
Gaulle, 56000 Vannes, France
+33 2 97 61 22 02
Le Vieille Maison
summer, head to the enticing Côte d'Azur in southern France and spend time in
the scenic commune of Èze, which can be found just east of Nice. Le Vieille
Maison is a welcoming restaurant when you’re visiting with pets, and it makes
the most of its position near the coast by serving up fresh seafood, such as
prawns in a rich cream sauce and salade niçoise. An ancient village, Èze has
all the natural beauty of the French Riviera without as much showiness as some
of its neighbouring towns and cities. Be sure to visit the 12th
century castle, which sits at the peak of the town’s rocky centre.
18 Avenue de la
Liberté, 06360 Èze, France
+33 4 93 01 58 30Dining with your pet needn’t be a compromise.
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Ready to travel to France this summer?
With Eurotunnel Le Shuttle you can travel from Folkestone to Calais in just 35 minutes, and from there, France is waiting to be explored.