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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 #1755 on: July 21, 2014, 04:11:17 AM »
I'd guess for the most part most visitors won't feel any danger wherever they are. That being said that doesn't mean you shouldn't be aware of your surroundings and the knowledge that bad things have and do happen.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1756 on: July 21, 2014, 04:20:53 AM »

Are you not scared to walk on the streets of paris being a jew?
I mean this most recent pro palastinian protest was more like a progrom... They were ready to kill any jewish bystander... The Rabbi of the Abarbenel Shul said "it's not a matter of 'if' we are leaving france - it's a matter of 'when' the jews are leavibg france"

I love visiting paris but I don't think I'll ever go there again :(
How does it feel being in paris now as a jew?
Of course I've been wearing a cap the whole time and my wife her shaitel (as opposed to a head wrap/mitpachat/tichel whatever you want to call it), but honestly, I can count on 1 hand the amount of Arabs I've seen so far. Now bli ayin harah that should mean anything, but bh it feels fine walking in the touristy areas. Will that be the case in a few days/weeks/months? Who knows. The locals at Chabad told me there are just certain areas where they live and it's not so safe there. It felt much scarier in London where every storefront had English and Arabic on it. The only time we felt scared was at night in the 19th district where we went to Tib's for dinner. That area was much more project-like than anywhere else we saw in Paris so far, but that was fear like I would feel walking in certain parts of Manhattan, not fear I would have walking in certain parts of Yerushalayim - if you get what I mean.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1757 on: July 24, 2014, 12:18:56 AM »
Where does the Seine River Cruise start and end? How often does it run?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1758 on: July 24, 2014, 12:23:13 AM »
Anyone going to be in Paris august 21st? Have 2 four day museum passes that are available. The date on them is 6 / 21 / 14 and the 6 can be an 8 easily.
PM me if interested.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1759 on: July 24, 2014, 02:57:06 AM »
Where does the Seine River Cruise start and end? How often does it run?

there are a few, which compagny you going with?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1760 on: July 24, 2014, 03:08:55 AM »
We took the one at Notre Dome.the schedule varies but is around every 2 hours

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« Reply #1761 on: July 24, 2014, 03:24:28 AM »
Where does the Seine River Cruise start and end? How often does it run?
As others said, there are several companies that run tours and leave from different locations. We took one by the Eiffel Tower (don't remember the name, but it seemed like there was only 1 in that area) and it took 1 hour for a round trip. There are other tours that I'm sure go just one way so you don't have to end up where you started, but we just got on the first one we found.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1762 on: July 24, 2014, 04:19:16 PM »
It doesnt matter to me which company. I'm having a hard time finding online a schedule for any of the cruises. Any suggestions where to look?

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« Reply #1763 on: July 24, 2014, 04:22:44 PM »
It doesnt matter to me which company. I'm having a hard time finding online a schedule for any of the cruises. Any suggestions where to look?
No need to book online IMO. Just find one by the water and wait till it goes. I doubt you'll wait more than 20 min. I think the one I took left on the hour.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1764 on: July 24, 2014, 04:23:18 PM »
On Bateaux Mouches, the company we went on,  we couldn't find a set schedule online. We just showed up to the "dock" and bought tickets to the next leaving cruise, which was in about 10 min. It was far from full, so I don't think they wait for the boats to fill up.

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« Reply #1765 on: July 24, 2014, 05:10:00 PM »
On Bateaux Mouches, the company we went on,  we couldn't find a set schedule online. We just showed up to the "dock" and bought tickets to the next leaving cruise, which was in about 10 min. It was far from full, so I don't think they wait for the boats to fill up.

http://www.bateaux-mouches.fr/en/peniches-paris/horaires-13.html

http://www.bateauxparisiens.com/cruise-tours-paris/sightseeing-cruise-paris.html

http://www.vedettesdupontneuf.com/home/
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1766 on: July 24, 2014, 11:53:13 PM »
Thanks to all for the extremely helpful info.
I'm looking for a cholov yisroel cafe in the champs élysées area that's open 9:00am. Any suggestions?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1767 on: July 25, 2014, 03:17:57 AM »
Thanks to all for the extremely helpful info.
I'm looking for a cholov yisroel cafe in the champs élysées area that's open 9:00am. Any suggestions?
I think the only one on the wiki list near there is Il Conte. Look into it to see if it's CY.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1768 on: July 25, 2014, 09:18:47 AM »
All dairy restaurants in Paris are CY.
Not sure when L'inte cafe opens.
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« Reply #1769 on: July 30, 2014, 12:47:03 AM »
This TR is extremely late, and I wasn't really going to put it up because of all the ones on here, but I decided I should post it since I have yet to read about another DDFer going to Normandy, which incidentally was the highlight of the trip for me.

Disclaimer: My France trip took place in April 2013, about three months before I started applying for credit cards, so if you’re looking for information about luxury flights and hotels and the points they were booked with, this is probably not the right report to read.

Sunday
I landed in Paris on Sunday morning… Coming from the States that never works, but I was flying from London where I had spent the week before. I met up with a friend in the airport (who had flown from Israel) and after purchasing our museum passes we hopped on board the metro to head to our hotel. Once we had checked in we made a beeline for the Eiffel Tower and hung out in the Trocadero gardens watching it get dark. We must’ve stayed for at least three Eiffel Tower light shows (which happen every hour, on the hour, once it gets dark and last 5 minutes) before finally going back to our hotel.

Monday
We started the day off with the Louvre. Now, most people are content with just going to the Louvre, seeing the Mona Lisa, and calling it a day. Not me. I enjoy art, and the friend I was with practically lives and breathes it, so we spent about half the day there. Seeing all the paintings that I had learned about in my tenth grade art appreciation course was a neat experience!
From the Louvre, we went outside to the glass pyramid, which Parisians despise so much. Being a huge fan of The Da Vinci Code, I loved it. :) We walked straight down through the Tueleries Garden (which were in full bloom since it was April/spring time) and along Avenue Champs de Elysees, until the Arc de Triomphe. We stopped in many stores along the way, but even with those breaks we were exhausted and opted to skip climbing the Arc. The final thing we wanted to do for the day was to visit the village of Montmartre. With no idea how to get there and sunset quickly approaching, we hailed a taxi. SMARTEST. IDEA. EVER. The cabbie was an adorably friendly old guy who, to avoid traffic, drove through random streets essentially giving us a tour of “authentic Paris” along with his commentary. It was better than a paid tour guide.
If you are going to Paris, go to Montmartre! You will see breathtaking views of the city!

Tuesday
We headed out early for Versailles, but even so the lines to get in (with our museum passes) were ginormous! Slightly desperate we pretended to be absorbed with taking pictures and blended in with a group of Chinese tourists all the way in the front. I know, I know, not the best but it cut at least two hours off our wait! ;) The palace was amazing. I love history almost as much as my friend loves art, so to see the palatial luxury that essentially sparked the French Revolution was really something. We went through using the Rick Steve’s guide, which we both downloaded on our iPhones before the trip. We also went out to the gardens, and watched the water show, but honestly, the fountain at the LA Grove does a more impressive job.

When we got back to Paris we still had half a day ahead of us. We went the Musee d’Orsay (another incredible art experience – while the Louvre houses more classical art, the Orsay has a huge collection of Impressionist paintings). We went to Pizman for dinner and then went back to the Eiffel Tower to watch the sun set.

Wednesday
We started our day out in the Musee l’Orangerie… a small almost hidden museum in the Tuileries Gardens. This is the museum that has Monet’s Water Lilies paintings in huge circular rooms (more on why that was so important below!) We used the museum’s free audio tour to go through the entire building, which is so small it only took us a little over an hour. We then walked around the Latin Quarter and the Marais District... just being tourists. We picked up dinner, climbed the Eiffel Tower (another highly recommended activity), and ate dinner on the top, as it got dark. Watching the tower light up while you’re on it is one cool experience!

Thursday
Ok… here comes my favorite part of the trip! At this point, we decided to rent a car and drive to Normandy. Of course, not having planned this out too much, both being underage drivers, and neither of us knowing how to drive stick shift, this rental ended up costing us a mini fortune. But it was SO worth it! We drove around the Arc de Triomphe, where there are no lanes, just cars driving wildly, out of Paris, and through the countryside until Giverny, where we went to see Claude Monet’s home and garden that inspired his paintings, Water Lilies. Seeing the real life of the painted picture was something that can’t be put into words. From there we drove to the small picturesque town of Bayeaux, where the only thing open past 7pm is a tiny pool hall and bowling alley.

Friday
We started off at Arromanches 360, a circular theater that shows a 20-minute film about World War II, which is both informative and haunting at the same time. After that, we drove down to the D-Day beaches to see it all for ourselves. We also drove to the American Cemetery and Museum (about a half hour west of Arromanches 360) on Omaha Beach. It’s a self-guided museum about the battles that took place on the beaches of Normandy.  A couple of the highlights of the museum for me were the memorial dedicated to the brothers who inspired the movie Saving Private Ryan, and the guestbook at the end in which people signed their names and “wrote” to the soldiers. On the way back to Paris we stopped in Rouen, which would have been really fun to walk around but we were too rushed for Shabbos. Unfortunately, we also didn’t realize that the rental car had a mileage, or rather ‘kilometage‘ limit, so we had to pay for that too!

Shabbos
We spent with a friend of a friend of my family (gotta love Jewish geography!) and then Motzei Shabbos we headed back to the airport.

Mercedes store-it's a velour car! (Avenue Champs de Elysees):


Stunning view of Paris from Montmartre:


Seeing the Eiffel Tower from Montmartre (this pic is from my phone, so it's tiny):


Some views from atop the Eiffel Tower:




The madness of Parisian driving (note the car driving in the opposite direction!):


Driving through the beautiful countryside:


Monet’s home and gardens:






The beaches of Normandy:






The Niland brothers, who inspired the storyline of Saving Private Ryan:
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