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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 #2925 on: March 06, 2018, 12:49:45 AM »
Once your at it don’t forget to add the fact that for those of us who are French citizens there are plenty of things are free (as long as your a French Citizen) like Versailles etc...

Not just French, actually any european under 26 I believe

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2926 on: March 11, 2018, 08:48:04 PM »
Looking to go to Paris in August for a few days, I hear that most Parisians leave.

Will the Kosher restaurants be open? Is there a general rule?

Has anyone gone to Paris in August?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2927 on: April 10, 2018, 05:22:14 PM »
Im going to paris in two weeks for a few days. Looking for an hotel(s) near Shuls and restauants. Would anyone know of one or an area to search?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2928 on: April 10, 2018, 09:49:11 PM »
Im going to paris in two weeks for a few days. Looking for an hotel(s) near Shuls and restauants. Would anyone know of one or an area to search?
Look at the wiki map.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2929 on: April 10, 2018, 09:52:48 PM »
Im going to paris in two weeks for a few days. Looking for an hotel(s) near Shuls and restauants. Would anyone know of one or an area to search?
Le meridien Etoile is a 15-20 min walk to chabad. They just did renovations not too long ago. Much nicer.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2930 on: April 16, 2018, 12:13:04 PM »
Planning a trip over a weekend in June. We'll be staying at PH and I'm thinking of doing Fri night dinner at Chabad but I'm concerned about the walk back to the hotel. It'll probably be after midnight, no? Is there likely to be plenty of foot traffic that late? Otherwise I'd probably just stay in Fri night.

Seems like the general consensus is to take the metro to shul on Friday and walk back after dinner but is that safe for summer shabbosim as well?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2931 on: April 16, 2018, 12:48:27 PM »
Planning a trip over a weekend in June. We'll be staying at PH and I'm thinking of doing Fri night dinner at Chabad but I'm concerned about the walk back to the hotel. It'll probably be after midnight, no? Is there likely to be plenty of foot traffic that late? Otherwise I'd probably just stay in Fri night.

Seems like the general consensus is to take the metro to shul on Friday and walk back after dinner but is that safe for summer shabbosim as well?
I did it in summer 2014 (after/during those riots). There were some strips on the walk that were deserted, but I didn't feel unsafe.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2932 on: April 16, 2018, 01:10:05 PM »
Planning a trip over a weekend in June. We'll be staying at PH and I'm thinking of doing Fri night dinner at Chabad but I'm concerned about the walk back to the hotel. It'll probably be after midnight, no? Is there likely to be plenty of foot traffic that late? Otherwise I'd probably just stay in Fri night.

Seems like the general consensus is to take the metro to shul on Friday and walk back after dinner but is that safe for summer shabbosim as well?
We did it in the summer. Most of the walk is down the Champs Elysees, which is fine at any time.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2933 on: April 17, 2018, 12:33:59 PM »
Looking to go to Paris in August for a few days, I hear that most Parisians leave.

Will the Kosher restaurants be open? Is there a general rule?

Has anyone gone to Paris in August?

We did.  While there were definitely some places closed (Thai place comes to mind and a few smaller places), all the tourist attractions were opened.  Most kosher restaurants that Dan has recommended were open.  Be aware if you eat Glatt to do your research.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2934 on: April 22, 2018, 03:07:22 AM »
Im going to paris in two weeks for a few days. Looking for an hotel(s) near Shuls and restauants. Would anyone know of one or an area to search?
Visit le'kavod. Katzs deli... both are awesome.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2935 on: April 22, 2018, 08:50:33 AM »
Visit le'kavod. Katzs deli... both are awesome.
Erm... Glatt?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2936 on: April 22, 2018, 12:16:00 PM »
At Le'Kavod - The foie gras - the essential dish needed to get from there is from a bird.. no need for glatt on birds (no-one besides landau checks bird lungs)...
The salads/fish/sides/and deserts obviously fine too - stick to the birds and you're for sure fine.
Veal and lamb are chalak/Glatt (The veal/Foie Gras are awesome I had it...)
I haven't gone to Katz's but i'm sure it's a similar sitch - but obviously double check first.

Also - My mistake with the previous reply - it's not Katzs deli it's "Khan Famous Deli".
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2937 on: April 22, 2018, 12:27:42 PM »
The foie gras - the essential dish needed to get from there is from a bird.. no need for glatt on birds (no-one besides landau checks bird lungs)...
Very ignorant of the issues with foie gras.

The pipe in the goose's throat can make it treifah.
And the liver needs to be kosherized by broiling, but broiling just a bit too much ruins the foie gras.
Geshtupte ganz Is not so simple to ever be kosher. Many families in avoided it in Europe and it is a machlokes haposkim. The incidence of tarfus was always extremely high and the families which did eat them took a major risk that they would lose the whole thing when doing it.
They don't have a big red light saying that it is a treifa. Someone needs to screen it then someone needs to pasken on it whether or not it is a treifa. When it is done on a mass scale it is more likely to get by. When it is a lower level hechsher that also raises questions as to whether or not you trust their psak on the treifa. That makes a hechsher much more of a problem than the woman in the shtetle who checked one chicken and brought any shailo to the local rov not less of a problem. The rabbonim hamachshirim of slaughterhouses will be the first to tell you this.
But considering the higher complexity, which is more than just a higher incidence, why are you assuming that it is the straightforward chicken rather than the complicated cow?
The reasoning behind glatt would apply to this even more than it does to cows.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2938 on: April 22, 2018, 12:42:58 PM »
Pulling the machlokes haposkim card for foie gras.. please..
If you want to tow this line of reasoning...
Don't eat any meat anywhere... there are families that avoid eating meat anytime for 100's of reasons...

The very big difference between glatt and nonglatt-  has to do with the lung - where there is a handful of machlokesim on the lung = glatt vs chalak bet yosef vs non-glatt.
I've never heard of anyone arguing that treif punctured necks are kosher - it would boil down to whether you don't want to "risk it" or you trust the kashrus does a good job and do eat it.
each to their own..

Meatos in LA is glatt - and serves Foie Gras...
Regardless of whether you would or wouldn't eat foie gras - plenty of people who DO eat glatt WOULD eat Foie Gras.
If you want you can apply to yourself the saying "Ve'hamachmir tovoi olov brocho"...
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2939 on: April 22, 2018, 12:54:17 PM »
Nobody said don't eat Foie Gras.
But to trust a hashgocha for Foie Gras that doesn't even care about Glatt in general, is very different story. It's a very complicated procedure and I'd only rely on a top hashgocha for it.
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