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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
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 #2250 on: June 16, 2015, 08:29:15 AM »
Do you have to start your monthly service at the same time you purchase the SIM card?
Wanted to buy it now and then activate it before we travel
Planning to be away for 10 days in total-is there a shorter term you can get a plan for?

Seems their plans $50 to $60 per month depending on how much data you need?
How much data would be enough------guesses anyone?
depends On if You're Just using data for emails and news 2gig Would be more Than Enough However if using youtube and the like than youll need much more

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2251 on: June 16, 2015, 08:30:24 AM »
Do you have to start your monthly service at the same time you purchase the SIM card?
i didnt

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« Reply #2252 on: June 16, 2015, 09:16:05 AM »
depends On if You're Just using data for emails and news 2gig Would be more Than Enough However if using youtube and the like than youll need much more

thanks for the advice
 

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2253 on: June 16, 2015, 09:34:11 AM »
thanks for the advice
It's completely irrelevant how much data you have. T-mobile simple choice plans offer unlimited data, it's only the 4G data that's capped. Since they don't offer 4G data while roaming you are not using any of your limited data. Granted that you might get 3G speeds while abroad, but it is unlimited, so no need to worry. Just go for the cheapest plan and cancel when you get back. I had a good experience with them prorating it.

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« Reply #2254 on: June 16, 2015, 03:27:47 PM »
It's completely irrelevant how much data you have. T-mobile simple choice plans offer unlimited data, it's only the 4G data that's capped. Since they don't offer 4G data while roaming you are not using any of your limited data. Granted that you might get 3G speeds while abroad, but it is unlimited, so no need to worry. Just go for the cheapest plan and cancel when you get back. I had a good experience with them prorating it.

I have a verizon phone- do you know of any issues using tmobile?
verizon rep said their phone are incompatible on some networks (esp AT&T)
was wondering if you knew anything about T-Mobile
thank you

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« Reply #2255 on: June 16, 2015, 03:30:20 PM »
I have a verizon phone- do you know of any issues using tmobile?
verizon rep said their phone are incompatible on some networks (esp AT&T)
was wondering if you knew anything about T-Mobile
thank you
There's no issues using T-Mobile abroad. You can't use your Verizon phone though.

Look here for the T-Mobile thread.

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« Reply #2256 on: June 16, 2015, 03:54:21 PM »
There's no issues using T-Mobile abroad. You can't use your Verizon phone though.

Look here for the T-Mobile thread.
Even if it's unlocked? Would a verizon iPhone work with t-mobile abroad?

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« Reply #2257 on: June 16, 2015, 03:57:39 PM »
Even if it's unlocked? Would a verizon iPhone work with t-mobile abroad?
Correct, even if it's unlocked. It has to do with the antennas in the phone. You need an unlocked GSM phone.

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« Reply #2258 on: June 16, 2015, 10:52:42 PM »
$25 is for the T-Mobile SIM card, correct?
then need to buy a plan? can you clarify

Would T-Mobile also work using it in Israel?


SIM cards cost .99 direct from T-Mobile
 yes


Do you have to start your monthly service at the same time you purchase the SIM card?
Wanted to buy it now and then activate it before we travel
Planning to be away for 10 days in total-is there a shorter term you can get a plan for?

Seems their plans $50 to $60 per month depending on how much data you need?
How much data would be enough------guesses anyone?
$25 for a Sim card with a month preloaded. They assign a new number, but that isn't a problem for you, being as you're just using it as a travel cell. And a Verizon iPhone may work, it depends which generation. LTE runs on gsm, so lte Verizon phones are globally compatible and should be unlocked.
Who do you think you are fooling? You think you are going to pull a quick one on your Creator? Good luck with that.
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« Reply #2259 on: June 16, 2015, 11:04:47 PM »

$25 for a Sim card with a month preloaded. They assign a new number, but that isn't a problem for you, being as you're just using it as a travel cell. And a Verizon iPhone may work, it depends which generation. LTE runs on gsm, so lte Verizon phones are globally compatible and should be unlocked.
Great thanx! its an iphone 5s so it should work

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #2260 on: June 17, 2015, 03:13:49 PM »
Arriving CDG @ 5AM
I presume you get into Paris by 7AM

What's there to do @ that time
and what time are places open for breakfast and where?

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« Reply #2261 on: June 17, 2015, 03:17:15 PM »

Arriving CDG @ 5AM
I presume you get into Paris by 7AM

What's there to do @ that time
and what time are places open for breakfast and where?

Look at the WIKI. Plenty of info there.
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« Reply #2262 on: June 17, 2015, 03:38:25 PM »
Look at the WIKI. Plenty of info there.

I read though the entire thread-
no mention as to when things open in paris
except for some dinner restaurants which open late afternoon or evening.
 I'm not in that situation.

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« Reply #2263 on: June 17, 2015, 03:48:16 PM »

I read though the entire thread-
no mention as to when things open in paris
except for some dinner restaurants which open late afternoon or evening.
 I'm not in that situation.

You're best bet would be for one of the bakeries for breakfast.

Otherwise, go to the restaurants websites and see if they list opening times, if they don't try emailing them.
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« Reply #2264 on: June 17, 2015, 03:51:17 PM »
Also mangercacher.com has everything you'll need, just be prepared to read French. Google translate kind of messes with the page layout making reading it in English a bit of a pain, but doable.