Le Petit Déjeuner, The French Breakfast

My own tray displaying my favorite big breakfast choices, coffee, juice, eggs, hash browns, sausage and fruit. Fit for a Queen at Hotel Lutetia, Paris.

My own tray displaying my favorite big breakfast choices, coffee, juice, eggs, hash browns, sausage and fruit. Fit for a Queen at Hotel Lutetia, Paris.

The French breakfast, or le petit déjeuner as they call it, is an essential meal to have while traveling with the Gal Pals. We get up early and get our fill because we are on the go from sunrise to sunset. Fueling up with high-octane coffee and partaking in a soft buttery croissant gives our trip an extra special twist each morning. We depart our hotels ready to shop till we drop or hunt down an obscure artist in a museum. Whatever our day calls for, breakfast in France gets us off on the right path.

Although I almost never eat breakfast in America, for some reason I am breakfast obsessed while on my trips to France. Perhaps it’s because I am on vacation, perhaps it is because their version of the morning meal is much more celebrated. The coffee tastes better and the foods they serve are usually a compilation of the best traditional foods from all over the world. It helps too, that the dining areas tend to be more charming than their US counterparts. A good cup of coffee is essential, but what makes it a great cup of Joe is the atmosphere and manner in which it is served. All photos property of The Weekend In Paris. Must obtain permission before use.

Here are some of my favorite spots for le petit déjeuner I have enjoyed from my trips to France:

 

The breakfast room at Hotel Lenox, Paris, has a jazz theme. Lovely Continental breakfast and a great cup of coffee.

The breakfast room at Hotel Lenox, Paris, has a jazz theme. Lovely Continental breakfast and a great cup of coffee.

 

Breakfast sitting area of Hotel Au Manoir, Paris, charming, cozy, and a place where the coffee is made fresh for each guest.

Breakfast sitting area of Hotel Au Manoir, Paris, charming, cozy, and a place where the coffee is made fresh for each guest.

 

Fresh squeezed juices served in gorgeous art deco glasses make everything taste sweeter!

Fresh squeezed juices served in gorgeous art deco glasses make everything taste sweeter!

What’s not to love about all the goodies here at the Fairmont!

What’s not to love about all the goodies here at the Fairmont!

The buffet at the Fairmont Hotel, Monte Carlo is to die for! American favorites with a French flair!

The buffet at the Fairmont Hotel, Monte Carlo is to die for! American favorites with a French flair!

 

The cooked to order area of the Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, eggs any way you like!

The cooked to order area of the Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée in Nice, eggs any way you like!

The Palais breakfast spread includes many favorites from around the world. They cater to the International crowd.

The Palais breakfast spread includes many favorites from around the world. They cater to the International crowd.


 

 

 

 

1Comment
  • 24/7 in France
    Posted at 00:17h, 09 September Reply

    Nothing like a delicious (and simply French) continental breakfast!

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