Take your furry friend to dine with you in France
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When you holiday to France this winter, it’s good to know that wherever you go, your dog can follow. This means planning ahead to find out the best eateries and restaurants where both you and your dog can relax comfortably. In France, dogs are generally more welcome in restaurants than in many places in the UK. Even so, it’s always better to be safe than sorry, so check out our guide to winter doggy dining.
La Brasserie du Musée – Versailles
Around the corner from Château de Versailles you’ll find a delightful restaurant, La Brasserie du Musée. With lovely views of the surrounding streets, the brasserie dishes up simple and tasty bistro-style meals, such as steak frites, croque-monsieur, omelettes, light bites and soup of the day. This is a great place to swing by for lunch or even to grab a takeaway meal before exploring the historic streets of Versailles. When sat outside, dogs are welcome to sit by your feet while you dine, and inside smaller dogs are also welcome.
2 Place Gambetta, 78000, Versailles, France
Tel.: +33 (0) 139501808Dine on delicious French specialities, such as croque-monsieur.
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Restaurant Les Merles – Bergerac
Restaurant Les Merles is a part of the lavish hotel, Château les Merles, and is a lovely dog-friendly spot in the beautiful French Department of Dordogne. If you’re a guest of the hotel, dogs are welcome to stay for €20 a night, but they’re also welcome in the hotel’s restaurant, which is open to the public. Near to the commune of Bergerac, the château has its own vineyards, and the restaurant is headed by chef Bas Holten. The menu boasts fresh, seasonal ingredients and the wine list offers local Bergerac varieties, as well as those from the château’s own vineyards.
Château les Merles, Tuilières, 24520 Mouleydier, France
Tel.: +33 (0) 553631342Explore the pretty commune of Bergerac and it’s local food scene.
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Vin et Marée – Paris
A pet-friendly restaurant in the heart of Paris, Vin et Marée serves up deliciously fresh seafood. Located in Paris’ scenic 1st arrondissement, Vin et Marée is a stone’s throw from attractions such as the Museé du Louvre and the Royal Palace, making it a great place to stop for lunch. Dishes include elegant foie gras on toast, fillet of sea bream and oysters, and the helpful staff will guide you through the restaurant’s wine list. If you’re in Paris with your pooch, a stop at Vin et Marée is a must.
165 rue Saint-Honoré 75001 Paris France
Tel.: +33 (0) 142860696
La Peniche – Deauville
Located along the pretty Côte Fleurie, La Peniche is a charming restaurant housed on a barge in the Deauville marina. The restaurant has a cosy atmosphere and is pet-friendly, so you can enjoy your meal with your dog relaxing by your feet. Enjoy dishes such as roasted cod fillet with red pesto, salmon tartare and delicious desserts including banana and chocolate crumble.
Port Marina, Promenade Michel d'Ornano, 14800 Deauville, France
+33 (0) 231985275
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