Some examples of things you may come across

France has always been known for its fine cuisine

There are numerous possibilities for eating out. From a simple meal in a village cafe to a sumptuous dinner at a fancy restaurant. People are proud of delicacies from their own region, and therefore they preferably use local products, such as the meat from Charolais cows, cheeses from the Auvergne and wine from Saint-Pourcain.

In Lapalisse you will find several restaurants such as Le Moulin Marin which is located in a converted water mill. But also for something as simple as a pizza you can visit this village. In Le Mayet de Montagne you can eat in the cosy Vieille Auberge with its traditional cuisine food. Would you like to try a truly luxurious dinner for once then you can book at Troisgros in Roanne. This quality restaurant has had three Michelin stars for years on end. If some day, you go to Lyon, you can go to a star restaurant of the famous Paul Bocuse. Funny to know is, that he once, as a little boy, came cycling down from the hills, and after his journey of fifteen miles he volunteered as an apprentice cook. Thanks to his perseverance he now holds a series of top restaurants. A must is the brasserie where Paul Bocuse used to work as a boy and which he now owns:

- Brasserie Le Nord, 18 rue Neuve, Lyon +33 472106969. The most popular restaurant in the city, especially at lunch. (€ 27.00 for main course, wine and coffee)

The French are accustomed to dining elaborately at twelve o'clock. It is around that time, that you can visit many village cafes for a Plat du Jour (daily menu). As a rule you will get an excellent meal at a very reasonable price.

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