Guests continuing their counter-clockwise journey through Epcot’s World Showcase will cross over the English Channel and into the France Pavilion. You’ll enter France during the period known as La Belle Epoque, the beautiful time. Here you will find several shops, a theater, a sidewalk cafe, restaurants, and a beautiful fountain.
Impressions de France – Enter the Palais du Cinéma and be swept away to a land where beauty abounds and fairy tales were born. Soar throughout this magnificent country in this stunning five-screen panoramic film. Race cars in Cannes, ride boats on the Seine, fly over the cliffs at Normandy, ski over dangerously rocky peaks, sweep over the exquisite countryside in a huge hot air balloon, take a tantalizing train ride into Paris, climb the elegant Eiffel tower!
Height Requirement: None
Length: 18 minutes
Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Accessibility & Other Information: May remain in wheelchair/ECV, Assisted Listening, Audio Description, Reflective Captioning
Serveur Amusant™: French acrobats enthrall audiences with their astonishing acts of balance and coordination. The act is quite comical and Guests may be asked to participate. It’s c’est magnifique!
Hours: Performances begin after World Showcase opens. For specific times, consult a Times Guide.
Length: Approximately 20 minutes
CHARACTERS FOUND IN THE FRANCE PAVILION
*Marie has been known to make appearances in France but her permanent location is in the Magic Kingdom in Town Square.
Chefs de France: Chefs de France is one of two table service restaurants located in the France Pavilion of World Showcase. Guests are transported to the heart of Paris at this charming café. With its high ceilings, intricate mosaic flooring and expansive windows looking out onto the promenade, this bright and airy restaurant features innovative French cuisine. The menu at Chefs de France include such delicacies as beef tenderloin, classic onion soup and roasted duck with cherries. The menus do change seasonably but all are sure to find something that they will enjoy.
Guests 21 years of age and up can pair their entrée with a selection from the extensive list of imported French wines.
Chefs de France is a table service restaurant and requires one table service credit when using the Disney Dining Plan. Advance reservations are recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.
Hours: Lunch: 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dinner: 4:30 p.m. to park closing **Hours are subject to change
Monsieur Paul: Monsieur Paul, the newest table service restaurant in France, is located above Chef de France. Guests dining at Monsieur Paul will delight in the culture and flavors of France that renowned chef Paul Bocuse has shared with the world for decades.With classic French architecture, the restaurant is decorated with mementoes of Chef Paul Bocuse’s extraordinary culinary honors. The menu was created by Chef Francisco Santin, who worked with Chef Bocuse in Lyon, France. Selections reflect the Bocuse tradition of French classical cuisine served with the freshest ingredients, at the perfect temperature and with just the right seasonings.
Monsier Paul is a fine/signature dining location and two table service credits are required when on the Disney Dining Plan. Advance reservations are highly recommended and can be made up to 180 days prior to your visit.
Hours: 5:30 p.m. to park closing **Hours are subject to change
Boulangerie Paitiesserie les Halles: Boulangerie Paitiesserie les Halles is the shop located adjacent to the exit of Impressions de France. Among the many items on the menu are pastries, tarts and other sweets, as well as soups, sandwiches, salads and authentic French dishes such as quiche, Croque Monsieur (grilled ham and cheese) and pissaladiere which is a pizza-like dish.
Boulangerie Paitiesserie les Halles is a counter service restaurant and one counter/quick service credit is required when using the Disney Dining Plan. Many items on the menu are considered a snack credit. Just look for the DP symbol on the menu. The quiche is a snack credit and was one of the featured snack options in the Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? The Snacks & Drinks Edition.
Hours: The bakery opens at 9:00 a.m. which is prior to the opening of World Showcase and closes at park closing. **Hours are subject to change.
L’Artisan des Glaces: At L’Artisan des Glaces, you can indulge your cravings with a stop at this artisanal French shop, where you can find 16 flavors of hand-crafted frozen treats, including ice cream and sorbet.
L’Artisan des Glaces is the ice cream shop in the France Pavilion at Epcot and home to what one of our team members considers the best hidden gem, The Ice Cream Martini! You can read more about the ice cream martini in Christen F.’s article, L’Artisan des Glaces, Ice Cream Martini and about more cool treats in Lisa Mc’s article, Where in Walt Disney World Can I Find? The Cool Treats Edition!
Hours: 12:00 p.m. to park closing **Hours are subject to change