If you are travelling to France with celiac disease, it's important that you have a plan for communicating your diet effectively. In the land of bakeries, crepes and pastries, you need to be prepared. Nothing ruins an amazing trip like being "glutened". Here's a few lines to remember:
"Gluten Free" in French
- "Sans gluten"
We'd recommend taking it a practical step further and learn how to say "I cannot eat gluten."
I cannot eat gluten" in French
- "Je ne peux pas manger de gluten"
If you really want to make sure they understand what foods are gluten-free, and be taken seriously, we recommend:
- "I have celiac disease and I cannot eat gluten. Gluten is in wheat, barley and rye. Is this food safe for me"
This translation is a bit lengthy and hard to remember, which is why we've made French Gluten Free Translation Cards. They help take out some of the stress of communicating in France, while being taken seriously with a professional plastic card.
Play it safe, use an Equal Eats card