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Map of Jewish Paris
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 #300 on: November 15, 2011, 10:57:16 AM »
You waited far too long.  Need to book most Paris hotels at least a month in advance or else hope for a last-minute cancellation.
just saying i went to book ph vendome for june and the first two nights they didnt have any regular room availability had to use my two nights in suites. and that was 8 months in advance

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« Reply #301 on: November 15, 2011, 11:04:58 AM »
just saying i went to book ph vendome for june and the first two nights they didnt have any regular room availability had to use my two nights in suites. and that was 8 months in advance
For the peak summer season people plan trips a year in advance.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #302 on: November 15, 2011, 11:25:59 AM »
You waited far too long.  Need to book most Paris hotels at least a month in advance or else hope for a last-minute cancellation.

I checked about 10 days ago, but didn't follow up on DDF...

Should I just call Hyatt/PHP every day between now and then and hope for a cancellation?

Can you recommend alternate hotels?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #303 on: November 15, 2011, 06:52:00 PM »
...or can anyone else recommend other hotels? (Doesn't have to be Dan :P)
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« Reply #304 on: November 16, 2011, 02:04:14 PM »
I stayed in both the PH and the Intercontinental around the corner I honestly like the intercontinental more.... pm me if you want help booking ect..

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« Reply #305 on: November 16, 2011, 02:12:46 PM »
Thanks. Will do.

Anybody stayed at Hyatt Regency Madeleine?
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« Reply #306 on: November 16, 2011, 02:16:24 PM »
Also, anyone know what points transfer to IC hotels?

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« Reply #307 on: November 16, 2011, 02:26:02 PM »
Thanks. Will do.

Anybody stayed at Hyatt Regency Madeleine?

It's supposed to be nice as well, but I've never been there.
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« Reply #308 on: November 16, 2011, 02:37:04 PM »
Thanks for the response. If I stay there, I'll make sure to report back!
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« Reply #309 on: November 21, 2011, 11:04:22 PM »
For those of you who have taken the Roissy Bus from CDG-->Opera, how did you buy your tix?

If used the machine, is it in English and/or straightforward?

If bought from driver, did you have to pay in cash?
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« Reply #310 on: November 21, 2011, 11:13:51 PM »
There's a station in front of the bus stop with someone selling tickets.  Cash or CC.
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« Reply #311 on: November 21, 2011, 11:18:01 PM »
There's a station in front of the bus stop with someone selling tickets.  Cash or CC.

Great. Preferred not to have to exchange for cash and didn't wanna get stuck fiddling around with a machine that only used Paris-talk.

(bee tee dubs, got into the PHP for one night. Looking forward.)
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« Reply #312 on: November 21, 2011, 11:19:20 PM »
Great. Preferred not to have to exchange for cash and didn't wanna get stuck fiddling around with a machine that only used Paris-talk.

(bee tee dubs, got into the PHP for one night. Looking forward.)
With diamond status?

Also most machines in Europe are chip&pin and wont work with US cards.
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« Reply #313 on: November 21, 2011, 11:22:35 PM »
With diamond status?

Nah, called back a couple days later and an award night had opened up.

But, at least officially, I won't get free access to the sauna and hot tub without Diamond, right? Gonna have to try and finagle that one.

Also most machines in Europe are chip&pin and wont work with US cards.

Uh oh. I had plans to simply use my CSP at all the restaurants, etc. Is that going to be a prob now?
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« Reply #314 on: November 21, 2011, 11:25:16 PM »
Nah, called back a couple days later and an award night had opened up.

But, at least officially, I won't get free access to the sauna and hot tub without Diamond, right? Gonna have to try and finagle that one.

Uh oh. I had plans to simply use my CSP at all the restaurants, etc. Is that going to be a prob now?
Dunno about the spa, but definitely no kosher Laurent Perrier or breakfast without diamond.

Machines=Automated machines.  Stores can still swipe US cards.  Beware that they can have a minimum purchase requirement of 10, 15, or even 20 Euro, so have cash handy.
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