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Kosher List-July 2015 or Here.

RESTAURANTS (the best of)

There are hundreds of kosher restaurants in Paris.  The locals generally don't eat the meat under Beis Din as they don't require Glatt meat.  But they will eat everything else under Beis din.

Search for restaurants by cuisine and hashgocha here.


NameLocationMetroTypeHechsherNotes
Darjeeling17thArgentine-1MeatRottenberg
Chez Akol19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-DinOrganic bakery
Charles Traiteur19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-Din
Korcarz4thSaint-paul-1BakeryBeth-DinIn the Marais
Ardely’s19thOurcq-5Milk ChocolateKatz
Damyel19thOurcq-5Parve ChocolateRottenberg
L’As Du Fallafel4thSaint-paul-1FallafelBeth-Dinin the Marais
L’Inte Cafe12thMiromesnil-9,13DairyBeth-Din15 minute walk from the Park Hyatt
Il Conte8thSaint-Philippe-du-Roule-9PizzaBeth-Dinwalkable to the Park Hyatt and the Champs Elysees
Kosher pizza4thSaint-paul-1PizzaRottenberg
Pitzman4thSaint-paul-1DairyRottenbergIn the Marais
Le Shine17thPorte Maillot-1ChineseLubavitchnear the Arc
La Marina19thOurcq-5DessertBeth Dinhas a Farandole dessert which is a treat
Tibs19thOurcq-5DairyKatz
Thai One2ndSentier-3MeatRottenberg
Izaaki9thLe Peletier-7MeatBeth-DinNot Glatt, but it's a sushi place, so if you get sushi you don't have any issues



Activities:
-Segway Tour. Please do not PM Ergel with requests for coupon codes. The codes are long dead
-Seine River Tour
-Eiffel Tour (Metro: Trocadero -6,9)
-Versailles Palace and Gardens. Never wait on line to buy tickets. 1. Use museum pass 2. Buy in advance 3. There are vending machines near the bathrooms (you have to poke around to find them) without lines. (if you go during a really busy time and the line seems endlessly long, go to the gardens first and return to the palace in the afternoon when lines are shorter)
-Louvre Art Museum (Closed Tuesday) (Metro: Palais Royal - Musée du Louvre -1,7) Shushan/Purim artifacts that can be seen at the Louvre, per the book Purim and the Persian Empire.
-D'Orsay Art Museum (Closed Monday) (Metro: Solférino -12)
-Musée de l'Orangerie des Tuileries (closed Tuesday) small museum featuring Monet's lilies (Metro Concorde: -1,8,12)
-Centre Georges Pompidou modern art museum open 11-9. closed tuedays (Metro: Rambuteau -11)
-Tuileries Gardens. (Metro: Tuileries -1)
-Paris sewer museum Smells really bad but an interesting look at the sewer system
-Champs Elysees shopping (Metro: Champs-Élysées - Clemenceau -1,13)
-Arc de Triomphe (Metro: Charles de Gaulle - Étoile -1,2,6)
-Operan National De Paris opera house. tours daily 11:30 and 2:30. Admission included in Museum Pass, tour extra
-Montmartre (Great neighborhood to walk around with boutiques, artists, and great views, and a funicular that kids will love) (Metro: abbesses -12, Anvers -2)
-The Great Synagogue (La Victoria) is beautiful but the main shul is only open on Shabbos mornings for Shacharis, but definitely worthwhile if you're there over Shabbos (Metro: Notre-Dame-de-Lorette -12)

Hotels:
-Park Hyatt Paris (Hyatt cat 7) is an outstanding value for your points. They used to give a phenomenal kosher breakfast but now it's barely even worth requesting.  Still rooms are a decent size for Paris, the Spa facilities are very nice, and the intoxicating smell used throughout the hotel for forever be linked with the romance of Paris. Ideally located between the Opera and Tuileries metro stations.
The Park Hyatt has free parking, though driving and parking elsewhere in Paris is very difficult.
The Park Hyatt has also complimentary bikes for guests.
There is a backdoor for entry on shabbos.

-The Westin (SPG cat 6) is not as luxurious at the Park Hyatt but is located nearby and does the trick if you only have Starpoints and not Chase or Hyatt points.

Shabbos meals:
-Chabad of Champs Elysees has great shabbos meals and you're sure to bump into other tourists there as well to share tips.
It is a 30 minute walk to the Park Hyatt, but the walk is quite lovely via the Tuileries Gardens and the Champs Elysees.
Reservations are required: http://www.chabadchampselysees.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/888847/jewish/Shabbat-at-Chabad-Champs-Elyses.htm
-if you don't/can't eat at Chabad, they suggest getting takeout from Ben & Cook located in the 8th. Hashgacha: rabbinate Lubavitch De France 33 1 45 61 03 95. 35 Euro for 2 challas, 2 dips, meatballs with noodles or veggies for 2. they close at 3pm on Fridays (in the summer). call for more info

There is no eruv in Paris. Consider taking the metro to shul with your talis bag along with return tickets for motzei shabbos.

Transport from CDG:
-If you are going to the Opera area you can take the RoissyBus (pronounced Wahsee-Boos as you will get blank stares if you ask for the Royzee-Bus) which goes there nonstop. You can pay by credit card in the RoissyBus waiting station or on the bus.  The cost is €10.  It is a 5 minute walk to the Park Hyatt.

-There are also train options from CDG: the subway is located in terminal 2E/2F, to get to paris its ligne B (Blue) it should take approximately 30minutes to get to Gare Du Nord
it cost 9€10 each way per person

- Shimon taxi: 0(1133)6 98 27 16 08  Tamidshuttle@gmail.com

- Uber is the best option to get to paris cheapest and fastest
- Blacklane.com has luxury cars for around 50 Euro. Very easy to book online.

Metro:
The subway is fast, efficient, and cheap. A book of 10 tickets is 13,30€ for adults and 6,65€ for kids.
The subway closes between 12:30 and 2am.

Map:
Streetwise Paris cannot emphasize enough, this is really a must. Of course, if you have GMaps and data you don't need this map unless you really like paper.

Guidebooks
Rick Steves' Paris 2013
Fodor's Paris 2013 (Full-color Travel Guide)

Other Tips
-If you plan on visiting several of the items covered by the Museum Pass - make sure to check it out and price out your options.  Many times it is worth it to get a one-day or multi-day Museum Pass to save some money and more importantly, time (see link for more details: http://en.parismuseumpass.com/)
-Double check days when museums/sites are closed as many do close on different days of the week.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #75 on: July 29, 2010, 06:54:22 PM »
Ok, here a quick tripreport on Paris

Arrived sunday evening with AF from ZRH. I rented a car from Sixt. Got it through Shlomo Sixt in Israel, cost was 190 Euros for 4 days for a full size. I am a platinum member, all over the world they upgrade me, not in Paris. At the end they gave me a BMW 1 series, since I demanded a automatic without extra charge. Drive to the PH was about 40 min. I was told in advance, that during the summer vacation, there will not be traffic in Paris. That was right, through our entire stay, we didnt have any traffic, even rushhour. The PH offers free valet parking, that was amazing. They bring the car whenever needed and I never had to look for parking. Check-in was no problem. We got 2 connecting rooms, one deluxe, one regular. The deluxe is a little bigger, nothing special. They only have 5 connecting rooms in the hotel, if you need one call early! We then drove to Pizman for supper. It was good but nothing out of this world. Yes, my wife did try the Dan-Pizza (i mean Hawai), it was ok. Parking was a hassle, we parked 500 meters away in a parking house.
They called us that night and asked what time we want our kosher breakfast and what exactly we would like. The next morning 08-30 a jewish lady (not frum) brought the food to the room. Pastries from Koracz, fresh orange juice, jam..... All was very good and free as a diamond. The hotel even got a toy car for my boys, a very nice gesture.
We drove monday to Disneyworld, its about 45 min. from the hotel. The Disneyhotel and the New York hotel sell a special VIP pass, that gives you the right to skip all lines. It costs 60 Euros p.p. Expensive, but worth it for one day if you travel with little kids. Thats not including the entrance. We parked in the parkinglot of the hotel, as the guard let us in to pick up our vip pass (saved 20 Euros). Please note, you can only get the Vip Pass at these 2 places and they only sell a limited amount a day. I bought the entrance tickets online the night before, its ablout 20% cheaper. 53 Euros a person, even kids. With the vip pass, it was 113 Euros a person, not very cheap.
It was a very nice day, we left at 9 PM, the kids enjoyed it very much. I hate mickey mouse since then ;-)
We only made it back to Paris 10-30, so we picked up some food from LeShine. It was very good, its a 15 min drive from the hotel.
Tuesday, we took a bus tour through Paris. Was very nice and we were able to jump on and of as we wanted. Didnt go to the louvre with the kids. At 17-00 we arrived to the Eiffeltower, but the wait was about 2 hours, so no thank you. We took a boat up the river from there and walked 20 min back to the hotel from the closest boatstop. We had supper in Darjeeling (indian food), was good and something else for once. Its not far from Leshine. That night I ordered online tickets for the eiffeltower. You can book it online for a set time and dont have to wait then. I booked the next night 21-00, I can only recommend to book about this time in the summer, as we got to see Paris during the day and night like this.
Wednesday, we went to Versailles. I will not write about it, google it. Line was very short, we also ordered tickets online the night before. After we got back (30 min drive) we went shopping at Gallery Lafayette. Its 10 min walk from the hotel and a famous shopping center in paris. They have all brands and are very big. We had supper in Leshine, their sushi was also very good. I drove to the Eiffeltower from there (5 min), there was parking 5 mins walk away for 3 Euros a hour. We skipped the line and got to the elevator with our reserved tickets after 5 min. Really nice up there, great view ( 21-20 day, 22-00 night )
Thursday, we left the hotel at 12 and drove to the airport after picking up a hot pastrami sandwich from a place right next to Koracz with Rav Rottenbergs Hechsher, I think its called mickeys. CDG airport is very big, we almost missed our flight. Be there early, as some terminals can only be reched by bus or train from the main Terminal.
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Main expenses besides food

2 rooms 4 nights Park Hyatt Paris      FFN redemption
kosher breakfast                            free as diamond
Car 4 days                                    190 Euros
Disney 4 people                              210 Euros
Vip Pass disney                              180 Euros
Versailles-online   kids free                26 Euros
Eiffeltower    kids from 4 years old      36 Euros
Boatride             "                           15 Euros
Tourbus per person, kids from 3 years  23 Euros

I hope this tr will help someone in the future. Please feel free to ask, if you have questions
   

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #76 on: July 29, 2010, 07:19:41 PM »
Nice report!

The skip-the-line pass sounds worthwhile.  I went to Cedar Point (roller coaster capital of the world) the other day and a similar pass is $400 per person!

Free valet does indeed sound awesome, but even if I had known that i wouldn't have rented a car when the RoissyBus goes nonstop to the Park Hyatt Paris for dirt cheap and the metro is equally dirt cheap and efficient.

The Park Hyatt is truly an awesome experience though!  They gave us pastries, bread, jam, and juice on some of the days and fancy cheeses on another.  They'll get whatever you want for free though.  I asked for a cheesecake one day and they came through!

Did you check out the spa at they Park Hyatt?

Sorry you didn't enjoy Pitzman, seems like people either love it or can't understand what the fuss is about.  Personally we found it to be a nice change from American Pizza.

LeShine was fine, but the chinese food was not much better than what i can get accross the street from me in Cleveland.  Although I recall their egg rolls being quite delicious.

Did you miss the chocolate shops though???
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #77 on: July 29, 2010, 07:28:02 PM »
im surprised that as a european, you would demand an automatic. i thought you guys were weaned on the stick!? nice report though

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #78 on: July 29, 2010, 07:41:21 PM »
I got my license in new york, so i cant drive stick-shift
if you are a couple subway is fine, but i didnt want to chase 3 kids in the metro and shlep a stroller up and down the stairs.
I thought the spa was average, very small and nothing special, but its a spa in the best area of paris, so space is very expensive.
The food service was really nice, i asked for lox and they served it every morning.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #79 on: July 29, 2010, 07:53:00 PM »
if you are a couple subway is fine, but i didnt want to chase 3 kids in the metro and shlep a stroller up and down the stairs.
+1, and with free valet it's a no brainer with a few kids.

I thought the spa was average, very small and nothing special, but its a spa in the best area of paris, so space is very expensive.
There's a very large hot tub, a dry sauna, and a wet sauna.
It's definitely one of the only spa facilities I've seen where it's mixed gender, but we never saw another soul in there.  The free chilled bottles of water and fruit is nice as well.
What else do you want?

The food service was really nice, i asked for lox and they served it every morning.
Yup, they'll pretty much get you anything as a diamond.

They even gave me 18K points because of some noise that woke us up one day!
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #80 on: July 29, 2010, 08:01:22 PM »
In europe most spas are mixed!
It was nice, but very small. Most fancy hotels have biggers spas, with a small pool as well, but it was ok. Nothing special, but nice.
Yes, they are mechubad the diamond status, cant complain, service was topnotch!

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« Reply #81 on: July 29, 2010, 08:05:53 PM »
By the way i asked them for babysitting, they wanted 25 euros for a cab and 35 euros per hour. Only 2 kids per babysitter. So if my 3 kids would be sleeping at night and i wanted to go out with my wife i would have needed 2 babysitters, that would have been 100 dollars an hour. That was a little much! So i said, merci, but no no

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« Reply #82 on: July 30, 2010, 12:01:44 PM »
By the way, the best part was. After 4 amazing days, 2 rooms with breakfast, wireless internet I came to check out and they say: Your Bill is zero Euros, thank you very much for staying with us. The pleasure was all mine, I said ;-)

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: July 30, 2010, 12:07:54 PM »
In europe most spas are mixed!


 In many European Countries its even worse (or better for some) not only is it mixed but for non-pool areas its bathing suit/clothing optional, which includes running into a full family sitting in a sauna or steam all dressed in their Birthday Suits

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« Reply #84 on: July 30, 2010, 12:09:38 PM »
In many European Countries its even worse (or better for some) not only is it mixed but for non-pool areas its bathing suit/clothing optional, which includes running into a full family sitting in a sauna or steam all dressed in their Birthday Suits
Well then, I'm quite happy we never saw anyone in the PHP spa!
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: July 30, 2010, 12:11:01 PM »
Nice report!

The skip-the-line pass sounds worthwhile.  I went to Cedar Point (roller coaster capital of the world) the other day and a similar pass is $400 per person!

 was that for the day or season? per person

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« Reply #86 on: July 30, 2010, 12:30:51 PM »
was that for the day or season? per person
That's for one day, per person!
They say people fly in from Europe just to go to Cedar Point for the day and the pass is basically the only way to hit up every coaster in the park in a single day.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #87 on: November 23, 2010, 05:29:03 PM »
Are there any authentic Parisian restaurants that are glatt? (not Indian or Chinese I can get those in Brooklyn)

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« Reply #88 on: November 23, 2010, 05:40:31 PM »
where is there an indian restaurant in bklyn?

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« Reply #89 on: November 23, 2010, 06:15:27 PM »
I didn't specifically mean Brooklyn in the tristate area http://www.shalombombay.com/ http://www.dakshinkosher.com/