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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 #3000 on: June 28, 2018, 06:26:32 PM »
I have a 10 hour stop in Paris in the beginning of Aug. I'm not interested in the Eiffel Tower or similar tourists attraction, (maybe I'll leave that for a longer Paris stay).

I'm interested in seeing a few shuls and restourants (breakfast and lunch, that serve only glatt and a good hechsher). Is it doable?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3001 on: June 28, 2018, 08:33:01 PM »
I have a 10 hour stop in Paris in the beginning of Aug. I'm not interested in the Eiffel Tower or similar tourists attraction, (maybe I'll leave that for a longer Paris stay).

I'm interested in seeing a few shuls and restourants (breakfast and lunch, that serve only glatt and a good hechsher). Is it doable?
Yes

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3002 on: July 01, 2018, 07:45:49 PM »
I have a 10 hour stop in Paris in the beginning of Aug. I'm not interested in the Eiffel Tower or similar tourists attraction, (maybe I'll leave that for a longer Paris stay).

I'm interested in seeing a few shuls and restourants (breakfast and lunch, that serve only glatt and a good hechsher). Is it doable?

Yes

Where do you recommend?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3003 on: July 01, 2018, 09:05:09 PM »
Where do you recommend?
I don't eat Glatt, or non Glatt for that matter, so I can't recommend any Glatt breakfast places. Heck, I didn't even eat out for breakfast even at dairy places.

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« Reply #3004 on: July 01, 2018, 10:19:25 PM »
I don't eat Glatt, or non Glatt for that matter, so I can't recommend any Glatt breakfast places. Heck, I didn't even eat out for breakfast even at dairy places.
Lol. What's wrong with the dairy places?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3005 on: July 01, 2018, 10:28:49 PM »
Lol. What's wrong with the dairy places?
Nothing, but I don't like having to schlep to a breakfast place and the whole eating breakfast event takes up the morning. If rather just eat quickly in the hotel (instant oatmeal for example) and get sightseeing.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3006 on: July 01, 2018, 10:39:07 PM »
Nothing, but I don't like having to schlep to a breakfast place and the whole eating breakfast event takes up the morning. If rather just eat quickly in the hotel (instant oatmeal for example) and get sightseeing.
Gotcha. You made it sound like you won't eat at non glatt places for dairy

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3007 on: July 01, 2018, 10:42:34 PM »
Gotcha. You made it sound like you won't eat at non glatt places for dairy
Lol, no. Glad you clarified.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3009 on: July 02, 2018, 02:51:09 AM »
Three day trip with an 8 month infant.
What else to to do besides for:
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Louvre Museum
3. Versailles palace
Ideas? 

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3010 on: July 02, 2018, 07:57:41 AM »
Three day trip with an 8 month infant.
What else to to do besides for:
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Louvre Museum
3. Versailles palace
Ideas? 
Walk down Champs-Élysées to Arc de Triomph and view from the top
Musée d'Orsay

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3011 on: July 02, 2018, 09:29:17 AM »
Three day trip with an 8 month infant.
What else to to do besides for:
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Louvre Museum
3. Versailles palace
Ideas?
Really anything else. What are you interested in? What's your travel schedule like? Are you a later riser, meal-focused type of traveler, or an early riser, see-as-many-sights-as-possible type?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3012 on: July 02, 2018, 12:33:26 PM »
Three day trip with an 8 month infant.
What else to to do besides for:
1. Eiffel Tower
2. Louvre Museum
3. Versailles palace
Ideas?
Make sure you buy tickets at least a week before...

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3013 on: July 02, 2018, 07:09:14 PM »
Make sure you buy tickets at least a week before...
Too late for the Eiffel tower  :(
Do the other ones need advance purchase?

Are any of the advised attractions a problem with a baby stroller?

Really anything else. What are you interested in? What's your travel schedule like? Are you a later riser, meal-focused type of traveler, or an early riser, see-as-many-sights-as-possible type?

Gonna be there Monday afternoon to Friday morning so we will have three and a half days to tour.
We don't mind getting up early in order to catch a site. We like to get as much done as possible while still feeling that we are on vacation.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3014 on: July 02, 2018, 07:47:56 PM »
Too late for the Eiffel tower  :(
Do the other ones need advance purchase?

Are any of the advised attractions a problem with a baby stroller?

Gonna be there Monday afternoon to Friday morning so we will have three and a half days to tour.
We don't mind getting up early in order to catch a site. We like to get as much done as possible while still feeling that we are on vacation.
Not too late. Check online or ask your hotel. Worst case scenario, you wait in line...