The French food pyramid would be a lot like the food pyramids that we have here in the West. The food pyramid is presented in diagram form, those foods which you are supposed to be eating, and the recommended level of those foods. The French pyramid is exactly the same from that extent. French cuisine is some of the most beautiful and diverse in the world. In fact the French are renowned for their culinary talents. The French food pyramid includes many of the same foods that we have on the USDA food pyramid.
At the bottom level of the French food pyramid is all the grains that you can eat. The French love to eat bread, croissants, and pastries. So there is a lot of focus on white flour products in French cooking. At the next level up in the pyramid are the very diverse range of fruits and vegetables that are available on the French market. Some of the more uncommon international vegetables include truffles. Like a normal pyramid, you should be eating between four and seven servings of fruits and vegetables per day.
The French love their meat and fish. They also have some fantastic dairy products including over one thousand cheeses of which many are covered by the European law protecting their designated origin. The more unusual foods in the meat and fish department that the French enjoy eating include frogs legs, escargot (snails to you or me), and of course horsemeat. Although the French diet is not the healthiest on the planet, it must be one of the tastiest that you can have.
If you are going to include a lot of the foods from the French food pyramid in your diet I think you will have a most enjoyable experience. But you really must try and more unhealthy aspects of French cuisine. If you could make the switch to more healthier products, such as whole grain products and low-fat cheeses, then the French food pyramid will be one of the healthiest and most enjoyable diets that could be eaten.