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Kosher Paris Map
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
Sar Eden19thOurcq-5BakeryRottenbergOrganic bakery
Charles Traiteur19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-Din
Charles Traiteur20thSaint-Mandé-1BakeryBeth-Din
Charles Traiteur11thRue-Des-Boulets-9BakeryBeth-Din
Charles Traiteur16thVictor-Hugo-2BakeryBeth-Din
Charles Traiteur17thWagram-3BakeryBeth-Din
Charles Traiteur Halavi17thWagram-3BakeryBeth-Din Chalavi
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
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
Le XXV16thTrocadéro-9-6BakeryRottenberg Chalavi
Le XXV8thTernes-2BakeryRottenberg Chalavi




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). To get an audio guide, you usually proceed across the Royal Courtyard after passing security. If the lines for the audio guides are long, turn left in the Courtyard, to the Apartments of the daughter's of Louis XV’s. There you'll find another counter where you can get audio guides, with no lines at all. You can then exit the apartments and continue along the tour, bypassing the longer line.
-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 InterContinental Paris - Le Grand is not far from the Park Hyatt. It cost 70k IHG points per night or you can use IHG free nights. It is a good alternitive if the PH is not available or if you don't have/don't want to spend 30k Hyatt points per night.

-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

- Mendy Taxi: 0(1133) 6 50 99 82 93 http://mendystransport.com/en/
- Shimon taxi: 0(1133)6 98 27 16 08  Tamidshuttle@gmail.com

- Uber, Txfy, Chauffeur prive, le Cab are the best option to get to paris cheapest and fastest

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 #180 on: June 21, 2011, 07:22:47 PM »
Does anyone know its it is still posible to get Hyatt Gift Cards? If not is anyone looking to get rid of any and want to sell them?

Also, can u book tours at he Park Hyatt, bill them to your room and use the gift cards at .80 on the dollar? (I know Dan said he did it at the GH Kauii.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #181 on: June 21, 2011, 08:08:45 PM »
I was referring to the $100 for $80 you were able to get at Costco. Sorry for not making it clear.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #182 on: June 23, 2011, 12:47:05 PM »
which SPG hotels OR hyatt hotels do you recommend in paris, and how many points is the park hyatt paris?? and is 3 days enough time their or is that a waste of time

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #183 on: June 23, 2011, 12:48:19 PM »
which SPG hotels OR hyatt hotels do you recommend in paris, and how many points is the park hyatt paris?? and is 3 days enough time their or is that a waste of time

I stayed at the Westin Vendome and was very happy there (in a suite). Park Hyatt is supposed to be amazing, but didn't have the chance to stay there.

3 days can be plenty depending on what you want to see. What are you interested in?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #184 on: June 23, 2011, 12:53:32 PM »
i am not sure what i am interested in yet, any ideas??? obviously eiffel tower, louve... and many other sights

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« Reply #185 on: June 23, 2011, 12:55:49 PM »
i am not sure what i am interested in yet, any ideas??? obviously eiffel tower, louve... and many other sights

In my TR (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6165.0) I listed some things I did on my trip there in March. Granted we had 8 days but it might be good place to start. Sorry I didn't get a chance to go back and describe everything, but I think you'll get an idea. I suggest picking up a Rick Steve's Paris 2011 book. Great resource.

Also, if you like something a bit different, but gorgeous and great history take an English tour of the Opera Garnier.

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« Reply #186 on: June 23, 2011, 12:59:54 PM »
In my TR (http://www.dansdeals.com/forums/index.php?topic=6165.0) I listed some things I did on my trip there in March. Granted we had 8 days but it might be good place to start. Sorry I didn't get a chance to go back and describe everything, but I think you'll get an idea. I suggest picking up a Rick Steve's Paris 2011 book. Great resource.

Also, if you like something a bit different, but gorgeous and great history take an English tour of the Opera Garnier.

thanks looks really cool, although it seems like 3 days is way too short.. what category is the westin?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #187 on: June 23, 2011, 01:00:56 PM »
3 days would be the minimum.  It takes at least 2 days to grow on you.  3 will probably leave you itching for a longer stay.
And the Park Hyatt is an excellent hotel.
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« Reply #188 on: June 23, 2011, 09:55:27 PM »
you have to cheshbon one day for versailles

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« Reply #189 on: June 23, 2011, 09:57:56 PM »
you have to cheshbon one day for versailles

True, if you are planning on doing Versailles you need to assume it will take an entire day.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #190 on: June 23, 2011, 10:04:14 PM »
you have to cheshbon one day for versailles
I don't think Versailles is the "must-do" that people make it out to be.
It's fine if you have 5 days, but on a 3 day trip I don't think I would recommend it.
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« Reply #191 on: June 23, 2011, 10:13:51 PM »
to each their own

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #192 on: June 24, 2011, 09:43:45 AM »
why is Versailles such a great sight to see, excuse my ignorance please

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« Reply #193 on: June 24, 2011, 09:48:05 AM »
why is Versailles such a great sight to see, excuse my ignorance please

Its an enormous palace built by Louis XIV when he moved the royal court there. It was also the place where Marie Antionette was able to seclude herself from the masses before they took her during the French Revolution and kill her.

All in all it is an amazingly opulent palace with gardens that you could spend an entire day in getting lost, going boating and just sitting outside for a picnic. The tour book we used said that if you go see any palace in Europe, this is the one to see.

But, if you aren't into that kind of stuff, then perhaps it's not for you. Get some background on it from Wikipedia or a tour book perhaps before you go to decide if you want to go see Versailles or not.

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« Reply #194 on: June 24, 2011, 10:07:22 AM »
while i dont necessarily agree with you tour book, i do however believe its a must see