Top Choice French in Tours

Le Zinc

This intimate restaurant, with just a dozen tables, garners rave reviews for its outstanding traditional French cuisine, prepared à l'ancienne (in the old style, like grandmother would have). Each dish – saltwater f…
Top Choice French in Chinon

Les Années 30

Expect the kind of meal you came to France to eat, with exquisite attention to flavours and detail, served in relaxed intimacy. The menu ranges from traditional duck fillet to unusual choices such as pan-fried venis…
Modern French in Blois

Les Banquettes Rouges

In the St-Nicolas quarter below the château, this restaurant – easy to spot thanks to its bright-red façade – serves French semi-gastronomique cuisine. Favourites often available here include pan-fried veal liver wi…
Modern French in Tours

L’Atelier Gourmand

Using locally grown products, some with origins in far-off lands, this restaurant serves cuisine that's as modern as its purple and aubergine colour scheme is opulent. Many dishes feature intriguing blends of the sw…
Modern French in Saumur

Le Pot de Lapin

Jazz wafts from the cheery dining room, decorated with tools of the winemaker's art, through the wine bar and onto the street-side terrace as Chef Olivier works the tables, proposing perfect wine pairings. Start wit…
Modern French in Saumur


Simple, refined flavours are the hallmark of this sleek, family-run bistro. Seasonal ingredients sing out from a simple, constantly changing menu.
Modern French in Saumur

L’Amuse Bouche

Tuck into delicious, creative French meals, either under 18th-century beams in a stone-walled dining room or, in summer, on the terrace. Find it 4.5km southeast of Saumur on the D947.
Modern French in Loches

La Gerbe d’Or

Serves delicious dishes that bring together traditional French savoir faire, fresh local ingredients and flavours from Italy and East Asia. Lamb cutlets rubbed with fresh parsley and served with anise-flavoured oyst…
Modern French in Orléans

La Parenthèse

Youthful chef David Sterne turns fresh produce from nearby market stalls, including heritage vegetables, into old-fashioned, family-style French cuisine, creating a menu that changes continuously with the seasons. C…
French in Orléans

Les Fagots

Smokey barbecue smells welcome you to this unpretentious eatery, whose menu revolves around roasted meat and fish. The Breton chef cooks everything over an open fire, including baked potatoes slathered with crème fr…