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30 French Foods That Are Better Than A Burger

Burgers are all the rage in France, but there's so much more to French food.

France, the home of haute cuisine, has a new food obsession that you've probably heard about: the humble hamburger. According to a study released by Gira Conseil, the country downed a staggering 970 million hamburgers last year. Nearly half of all sandwiches sold were hamburgers. What happened to the baguette?

Seventy-five percent of traditional French restaurants now offer at least one kind of burger. More depressing is the fact most burgers are sold from one of France's 1,300 McDonald's.

We're all for a good burger. Don't get us wrong. A big, juicy patty sandwiched between a buttery bun, oozing with cheese or caramelized onions -- we're in favor, trust us. The wonderful and vast world of French cuisine, however, is not to be underrated, and certainly not be overtaken by a single comfort food. Here are 30 French foods that are better than a burger:

1
Salade Lyonnaise
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2
Pâté En Croûte
Manger
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3
Gratin Dauphinois
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4
Coq Au Vin
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5
Quick Cassoulet
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6
Croissant
How Sweet It Is
7
Garlic Soup
Manger
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9
Pan-Fried Foie Gras
Manger
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10
Bouillabaisse With Red Pepper Rouille
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11
Jambon Beurre
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12
Beef Bourguignon
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13
Dijon Chicken
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14
Escargots à la Bordelaise
Manger
15
Croque Monsieur
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16
French Onion Soup
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17
Steak Au Poivre With Red Wine Sauce
Hungry Cravings
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Tartiflette
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20
Moules Marinières
Simply Recipes
21
Chicken Provencal
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22
Braised Rabbit With Prunes
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23
Quiche Lorraine
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24
Ratatouille
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25
Niçoise Salad
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26
Gougères
Manger
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27
Sole Meuniere
Bunky Cooks
28
Blanquette De Veau (Veal Stew)
Manger
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29
Duck Confit
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