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how can i stay gluten-free for 1 week in cannes?

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My company is having its global sales meeting in Cannes, France in October. I am terrified that I will be unable to eat anything and i'm either gonna starve & loose weight or get sick from eating the wrong things. I cant find any info on gluten free dining and am not sure what to do

Honestly, as much as id love to see france im thinking of not going. I already tried to get out of it with my boss (told him i needed to be in the states for a family obligation), but he practically forced me to go and said id be the only person in the entire company not attending. If i bail out at the last minute it may not look very good and may affect my future w/ the company since its a very important meeting.

I could use some advice on this. I'll probably pack some food with me, but ill only be bringing a carry on and enough clothing for a week so space will be limited.

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My company is having its global sales meeting in Cannes, France in October. I am terrified that I will be unable to eat anything and i'm either gonna starve & loose weight or get sick from eating the wrong things. I cant find any info on gluten free dining and am not sure what to do

Honestly, as much as id love to see france im thinking of not going. I already tried to get out of it with my boss (told him i needed to be in the states for a family obligation), but he practically forced me to go and said id be the only person in the entire company not attending. If i bail out at the last minute it may not look very good and may affect my future w/ the company since its a very important meeting.

I could use some advice on this. I'll probably pack some food with me, but ill only be bringing a carry on and enough clothing for a week so space will be limited.

Found the French association's website, which isn't terribly helpful even if you understand French (which I somewhat do), but at least covers the terminology: http://www.afdiag.org/ You are Intol

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Hey Jason,

I am just guessing, but your company is probably doing hotel arrangements for the group eh? It might be worthwhile to contact the hotel now and see if they have gluten-free options available, or a can provide a list of gluten-free friendly eateries nearby the hotel and the meeting site. Could be you aren't the first celiac to stay at their hotel.

That is a good article you found Assassin!

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Cannes is used to wealthy and often famous guests. You've got to guess that a good amount of those want particular dietary treatments. You won't be the first. You are probably staying at a 4 or 5 star place. Call and e-mail to them and start a dialog with the head chef. I'm sure they will bend over backwards to accomodate you. Meetings like that always have a written agenda with all meals scheduled. Get ahold of the agenda and contact the places you will be eating. You will know upfront what to expect. Always have a safe Lara bar or other portable food with you just in case.

Don't let this rule your life and your future with your company. Become proactive and don't let something like celiac disease stop you from living.

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http://www.glutenfreeguidebook.com/tag/france/

try this site out, the author is a celiac and traveling journalist

I agree with the previous poster, don't let this get in the way of what could be a fabulous trip.

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