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The France pavilion is structured to look like a Paris neighborhood, with a pool and fountains, a view of the Eiffel Tower in the distance, a quaint pastry shop, and a regal Opera House. Most of the shops on the streets sell French goods such as Guerlain perfume. Guests will also find two French restaurants, the elegant Bistro de Paris and Les Chefs de France. Just think a romantic walk through Paris, with a beautiful French meal followed by the IllumiNations firework show--can we say date night? (Really, my hubby and I did this to celebrate our Anniversary.)
The pavilion's main attraction is a panoramic film entitled Impressions de France, shown inside the 'Opera House.'(Pic to Right.) The film was an opening day attraction, October 1, 1982, and offers a visual tour of the nation, set against a musical score written by Buddy Baker, encompassing the music of classical French composers such as Claude Debussy and Camille Saint-Saëns. The film’s visual tour includes some of the nation’s most stunning and romantic landmarks such as the cliffs of Étretat in the Haute-Normandie region, Mont Saint-Michel in Normandy, Château de Chambord in the Loire Valley, Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, and the Eiffel Tower.
Also adding to the pavilions atmosphere are advertisements for Disneyland Paris, and a comedy juggler show, Serveur Amusant.
Note: Epcot's 2nd entrance, the International Gateway lies between France and the U.K. pavilions. Guests with park hopper tickets can use the Entrance/Exit to access a ferry boat between Epcot and Hollywood Studios.
Pics: Top Row--France Pavilion from Promenade, Bottom--Boulangrie Patisserie shop.
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