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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 #3015 on: July 02, 2018, 10:08:04 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.

Did you read my (or others') TR(s) yet? You can see what we did if you travel like we did, but just know that you're not very specific by saying "while still feeling that we are on vacation."

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3016 on: July 02, 2018, 10:12:25 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.

Did you read my (or others') TR(s) yet? You can see what we did if you travel like we did, but just know that you're not very specific by saying "while still feeling that we are on vacation."

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3017 on: July 03, 2018, 10:34:27 AM »
Hello

Currently in Paris and looking for a luggage storage at orly.

Is there something at the airport?

I found one called eelway but seems pricey and not connected to airport.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3018 on: July 04, 2018, 06:15:28 PM »
Not too late. Check online or ask your hotel. Worst case scenario, you wait in line...
Baruch Hashem!
I kept checking back and I just found summit tickets on the official site for the basic price.
I would not of preferred the 9am time slot but it sure beats paying $80 to some scam artist "travel agency"!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3019 on: July 07, 2018, 07:30:47 PM »
Need some advice please:

I will be leaving for Paris soon with my wife and 9 month year old baby and I am on the fence about whether  or not to buy the museum pass. We like to see a some local culture wherever we go but my wife doesn't enjoy going to museum after museum especially if they are more or less the same. (Yes, I realize they have different "stuff" but we don't know enough about the difference between Monet and Michelangelo to care).

We want to do the following:
1. Louvre
2. Versille
Together they come out to about 35 Euro. The pass is 48 Euro.

What else can we use the museum pass for that would make it worthwhile?
Is the victory arch doable with a baby?
Is there anything else that is a "must see"?
My wife is a student in Israel and has a student card from an Israeli university. Does that get discounts anywhere?

Thanks for your help!!!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3020 on: July 08, 2018, 12:27:56 AM »
Most ppl prefer the D'Orsay to the Louvre
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3021 on: July 08, 2018, 12:33:45 AM »
Most ppl prefer the D'Orsay to the Louvre
+1.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3022 on: July 08, 2018, 06:03:24 AM »
I thought the Louvre was a "must see" with the Mona Lisa and all.
Should  just get the museum pass, spend a couple hours at each and call it a museum day?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3023 on: July 08, 2018, 08:07:10 AM »
I thought the Louvre was a "must see" with the Mona Lisa and all.
Should  just get the museum pass, spend a couple hours at each and call it a museum day?
Be sure to account for extremely long wait times to enter Louvre during high season.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3024 on: July 08, 2018, 08:20:44 AM »
Be sure to account for extremely long wait times to enter Louvre during high season.
Somewhere in here they talk about the secret side entrance. Had just a few minute wait there in the peak of the summer. Don't recall details but when you're facing the triangle, go left through the courtyard to another entrance.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3025 on: July 08, 2018, 08:45:10 AM »
Unel
I thought the Louvre was a "must see" with the Mona Lisa and all.
Should  just get the museum pass, spend a couple hours at each and call it a museum day?
Unless you appreciate art, The Louvre is indeed a must see

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3026 on: July 08, 2018, 09:18:21 AM »
I thought the Louvre was a "must see" with the Mona Lisa and all.
Should  just get the museum pass, spend a couple hours at each and call it a museum day?
Actually I remember someone mentioning something about Purim artifacts there. Mona Lisa was nothing special. I can send you a video if you're interested. Pm me

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3027 on: July 08, 2018, 11:33:08 AM »
Mona Lisa was nothing special.
Yup. And Eiffel Tower, just skip them

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3028 on: July 08, 2018, 11:36:46 AM »
Yup. And Eiffel Tower, just skip them
Eiffel tower was was awesome!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3029 on: July 08, 2018, 11:41:23 AM »
Eiffel tower was was awesome!
Interesting, I just thought it looked like a tower made of scrap metal. I guess to each their own...