Have you seen Ratatouille, a movie collaboration between Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Pictures that was released in 2007? If you are a fan, you will be thrilled to know that after five years of preparations, Disneyland Paris finally opens its 60th attraction – Ratatouille: The Adventure. Otherwise, seeing the whole movie come to life might just make you a convert.

The story of Ratatouille centers on Remy, a rat who loves to cook. It wasn’t an easy ride for him to become a recognized chef. But with the help of his friends and family, he was able to fulfill his dream and became the chef behind the bistro La Ratatouille. The movie was set in France and featured French cuisine, culture, and architecture.

Disneyland Paris plants own vegetables to make the French dish Ratatouille. (Photo credit: Ratatouille by Flickr user stijn)

“Ratatouille” is actually a French dish that was featured in the film. But the team behind Ratatouille: The Adventure in Disneyland Paris took things to a whole new level for the park’s visitors by opening a vegetable garden. Potager Ratatouille is close to one of the hotels in the porperty, Cheyenne. The produce from the garden includes white eggplants, golden marconi peppers, and a wide variety of tomatoes like pink, orange, white, and black ones. Visitors can sample the popular dish at Chez Rémy, a gourmet restaurant in the park that utilizes unusual ingredients from the vegetable garden.

Disneyland Paris is located in Marne-la-Vallée in the Seine-et-Marne department. The region also has other attractions like the UNESCO World Heritage site Château of Fontainebleau. This grand palace has been around for over eight centuries and is still inhabited. You can also see the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte light up with over 2,000 candles or visit the Artist’s Village of Barbizon. The city of Provins is another World Heritage site that gives a glimpse to the life during the Middle Ages while the city of Meaux offers Brie cheese and specialty mustard. For nature lovers, Big Cats Park houses different species of extinct cats from all over the world.

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