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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 #3030 on: July 08, 2018, 11:43:13 AM »
Interesting, I just thought it looked like a tower made of scrap metal. I guess to each their own...
Not at the top level. It's really cool up there.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3031 on: July 08, 2018, 01:52:07 PM »
Yup. And Eiffel Tower, just skip them
Just curios, Where would you go?

Be sure to account for extremely long wait times to enter Louvre during high season.
Doesn't the museum card give fast entrance?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3032 on: July 09, 2018, 08:49:51 AM »
Just curios, Where would you go?
Louvre and Eiffel Tower

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3033 on: July 09, 2018, 08:57:27 AM »
Louvre and Eiffel Tower
That's confusing. You said... (brackets are my addition)
Yup [re: Louvre]. And Eiffel Tower, just skip them
In my opinion, if you like seeing famous things, the Louvre is worth the stop. Pick a Rick Steves tour (he has a few here) that covers items that might be interesting to you. I chose of the the ones that includes the Mona Lisa. While it takes 2 minutes to see it, has a crowd and requires you to stand back a bit, I still enjoyed seeing such a famous piece of cultural history. We also passed by some other da Vinci paintings, which was cool too. (My wife happened to have recently taken an art history course, so she appreciated a few other items as well that I didn't specifically care for.)

Same idea for Eiffel Tower. Yes, it's just a tower, but it's a bit 'wow' to see it in person. We did the climb to the first level, but the day was getting late and the elevator wait at the second level + a fear of heights (the stairs are outdoors) kept me from going all the way up. I enjoyed the climb at Arc de Triomphe though (steps are inside the arc).

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3034 on: July 09, 2018, 09:07:32 AM »
I changed my mind. Sorry for the confusion

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3035 on: July 09, 2018, 09:30:23 AM »
I changed my mind. Sorry for the confusion
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3036 on: July 12, 2018, 02:18:38 PM »
I am planning a trip to paris with DW and baby (1 year old).

I was planning to spend 2 days in Paris

Day 1: Eiffel tower, Louvre and Champs Elysees
Day 2: Palace of Versailles.

I have an extra day open before heading to Zurich.  Is there anything else i am missing and should add to itinerary in Paris? Otherwise, i can head on to Amsterdam for the day before heading to Zurich

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3037 on: July 12, 2018, 02:21:28 PM »
Sunset at Montmartre.
Musee D'orsay.
Arc de Triomphe.
Breakfast at Chez Akol.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3038 on: July 12, 2018, 02:25:32 PM »
Sunset at Montmartre.
Musee D'orsay.
Arc de Triomphe.
Breakfast at Chez Akol.

Isn't this part of Champs Elysees?

Is it worth spending a third day in Paris, or rather head to another city (E.G. AMS) for that last day, and continue from the to ZRH

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3039 on: July 12, 2018, 02:52:37 PM »
Isn't this part of Champs Elysees?

Is it worth spending a third day in Paris, or rather head to another city (E.G. AMS) for that last day, and continue from the to ZRH
With a baby? Don't try and do too much. Just spend another day in CDG
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3040 on: July 12, 2018, 02:57:47 PM »
With a baby? Don't try and do too much. Just spend another day in CDG
Any suggestions on what to do on the third day?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3041 on: July 12, 2018, 03:01:35 PM »
3 days in Paris is not overkill at all, especially with a trip to Versailles.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3042 on: July 12, 2018, 09:53:04 PM »
3 days in Paris is not overkill at all, especially with a trip to Versailles.
+1
We are here with a baby and are leaving tomorrow morning.
@nescafe I will PM you with my impressions and tips.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3043 on: July 12, 2018, 09:58:44 PM »
Why not just post them here?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3044 on: July 12, 2018, 10:20:41 PM »
+1
We are here with a baby and are leaving tomorrow morning.
@nescafe I will PM you with my impressions and tips.
Thanks! Hope you're enjoying!