Romance in Epcot's France
Paris, the city of lights, a romantic retreat from the ordinary. I love Epcot's France any time of day, but at nights the beauty and romance of it twinkles and shines. What an amazing place for date night at Epcot. You can stroll through the manicured garden, visit exquisite shops, and watch street performers with their daring feats of acrobatics.
Crossing over the footbridge from England you are transported to the banks of the Seine. The waterfront is dotted with charming flower carts and street artists ready to sketch your portrait. The architecture moves you back in time just over 100 years to the classic period in history known as La Belle Epoque.
Life's short, so eat dessert first with a visit to Boulangerie Patisserie, where decadent pastries and full bodied wines are waiting to be tried. Chocolate mousse and glass of champagne enjoyed at one of the small bistro tables tucked into the passageways is a fantastic way to start off the night.
Once done you may want to stroll through the delightful array of shops featuring designer fragrances, soaps, cosmetics, wines, dinnerware and kitchen accessories all imported from France. Next visit Impressions de France the panoramic movie that takes you of a tip to France's greatest cities and historical structures. The stirring film includes stirring music and magnificent views of the French countryside. As you exit you'll find even more delightful shops to browse.
For dinner in the most romantic city of all, Epcot's pavilion offers two elegant choices, Les Chefs de France and Bistro de Paris. To make a memory that you'll never forget I recommend the upscale Bistro de Paris on the second floor perched above Les Chefs de France. This restaurant is only open for a gourmet dinner. It's worth it to note as one of Disney's Signature Dining experiences, that there is a dress code in place.
If you time your meal right as you walk out the door you may be treated to the spectacular light show of Illuminations. The perfect end to a romantic evening in Paris and perfect Disney date night.
What do you find most romantic about the French Pavilion? Is it the indulgent foods and sumptuous wine? Do you love the impressionistic look of the garden? Or is the most romantic part the twinkling lights reflecting off of the water? Leave me a comment below and tell me how France has made magic for you and your love.