Click on the interactive map below to see a selection of popular French restaurants from all the regions in France.
word restaurant was first used in France in the 16th century, to
describe a highly concentrated, inexpensive soup, sold by street vendors
called restaurer, that was advertised as an antidote to physical
exhaustion. In 1765, a Parisian entrepreneur opened a shop specializing
in restaurers. This prompted the use of the modern word restaurant to
describe the shops. "