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MAP: A tour of France by local fruits and vegetables

From Brittany artichokes to Vosges blueberries, almost every corner of France has a local, healthy speciality

Almost every corner of France has its own speciality fruit or vegetable Pic: Ivoha / Shutterstock

France is the third biggest producer of fruits and vegetables in the EU behind Italy and Spain, according to the anti-waste association Foodologic France.

Every year, 15 million tonnes of fruit and vegetables are grown in France, with almost half of that, seven million tonnes, being potatoes. 

But there is more to the country than the humble pomme de terre

Almost every corner of the country has its own speciality fruit or vegetable. 

We chart these in our map below. 

How many of these have you tried? Do you know of any others that you think we should add to the map. Let us know at

The above map is part of our ongoing series showcasing different elements of French society and culture through maps. 

We have also written about funny commune names, local sweets and desserts and local aperitifs and many other topics. 

If you have any suggestions for maps you would like us to make or think we should add anything to our previous articles, let us know at

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