If you ever travel in France, you might want to stop at some point on the highway for lunch or a snack. If you find buying a sandwich wrapped in plastic at the cafeteria as close to torture as I do, you can head to the stand of Chez Paul. They are a chain and can be therefore found everywhere in France. They serve fresh sandwiches, quiches, desserts and even salads. They offer individual dishes or you can select from one of the 4 menus which usually includes a sandwich, quiche or salad with a beverage and a dessert of the day. Everything for around 10 euros. The dessert of the day is not limited to only one pastry. When we got there, we had the choice between a chocolate cake, a flan, a citron cake, a rhubarb tart, a yogurt or a fruit salad.
I had a dieppois sandwich (tuna sandwich with salad and tomato in a baguette with a bit of mayonnaise). It is not a panini and therefore is not toasted, but it was still delicious. Soft and moist, the bread literally melted in the mouth. I was furthermore pleased this morning when I discovered that there is a Chez Paul around the corner from our appartment in Lyon. We quickly bought three types of baguette that we devoured.