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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
Chez Akol19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-DinOrganic 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 Halavi
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-9-6BakeryBeth-Din Halavi
Le XXV8thTernes-2BakeryBeth-Din Halavi




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

- 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 #3090 on: August 14, 2018, 11:35:10 PM »
Skip the Siene River. I hope I get to a TR one day, but basically the river is set below street level with walls on both sides so at best you're seeing the tops of trees/buildings from your angle. Add in the fact that my tour was just a pre-recorded voice over the loudspeaker, and I highly recommend skipping the river.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3091 on: August 15, 2018, 01:09:26 AM »
Skip the Siene River. I hope I get to a TR one day, but basically the river is set below street level with walls on both sides so at best you're seeing the tops of trees/buildings from your angle. Add in the fact that my tour was just a pre-recorded voice over the loudspeaker, and I highly recommend skipping the river.
+1 , same experience here.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3092 on: August 15, 2018, 07:54:03 AM »
I will be there as well on Monday.
Where are you staying? DO?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3093 on: August 15, 2018, 07:54:51 AM »
Skip the Siene River. I hope I get to a TR one day, but basically the river is set below street level with walls on both sides so at best you're seeing the tops of trees/buildings from your angle. Add in the fact that my tour was just a pre-recorded voice over the loudspeaker, and I highly recommend skipping the river.
+1 , same experience here.
Any suggestion what to do instead? Think I'll have some extra time on Wednesday. Thanks!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3094 on: August 15, 2018, 09:10:52 AM »
Any suggestion what to do instead? Think I'll have some extra time on Wednesday. Thanks!

Two thoughts, I would switch the order and do Louvre, Champs and the Arc as I believe the Arc is opened later and more importantly, it is an easy walk to Dajerling.

As for Wednesday, if you are into Museums, definitely the Musee D'Orsay.  We also really enjoyed the French War Museum as it has a fair amount of history as well. I do nkt recommend the Jewish Museum, which although very close to where you will be in the Pletzel, was nevertheless very disappointing.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3095 on: August 15, 2018, 11:28:01 AM »
Where are you staying? DO?
staying on AF 0244. ;)
Only have the day there. land at 7:15am.
i posted my route above, so might cross paths with you, but probably not. starting from Eifel tower and working way to Notre Dame

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3096 on: August 15, 2018, 12:44:27 PM »
Two thoughts, I would switch the order and do Louvre, Champs and the Arc as I believe the Arc is opened later and more importantly, it is an easy walk to Dajerling.

The reason I arranged it this way was because we'll have lunch in Linte Cafe which seems to be in that area, & then we would head back to the hotel before supper, as the food places only open a bit later

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As for Wednesday, if you are into Museums, definitely the Musee D'Orsay.  We also really enjoyed the French War Museum as it has a fair amount of history as well. I do nkt recommend the Jewish Museum, which although very close to where you will be in the Pletzel, was nevertheless very disappointing.
I'll look into these places. Thanks

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3097 on: August 15, 2018, 01:09:08 PM »
staying on AF 0244. ;)
Only have the day there. land at 7:15am.
i posted my route above, so might cross paths with you, but probably not. starting from Eifel tower and working way to Notre Dame
Cool! We're only landing at 9:25 at gonna check into the hotel first. Maybe we'll be lucky! Enjoy Seychelles!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3098 on: August 15, 2018, 05:51:35 PM »
The reason I arranged it this way was because we'll have lunch in Linte Cafe which seems to be in that area, & then we would head back to the hotel before supper, as the food places only open a bit later
I'll look into these places. Thanks

I didn't go to linte - but I would highly recommend Il Conte which is off Champs as well bu close to the louvre side.  We absolutely loved it and had a very large and diverse group.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3099 on: August 15, 2018, 06:05:21 PM »
I didn't go to linte - but I would highly recommend Il Conte which is off Champs as well bu close to the louvre side.  We absolutely loved it and had a very large and diverse group.
I saw mentioned somewhere in this thread that people prefer Linte over Il Conte. Would love to hear from someone that did both & can recommend which one is better (only have a slot for one fo them)

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3100 on: August 17, 2018, 12:24:58 PM »
Trying to figure out if we should buy a ticket booklet for the trains or a day pass. Any recommendations?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3101 on: August 17, 2018, 12:36:36 PM »
Skip the Siene River. I hope I get to a TR one day, but basically the river is set below street level with walls on both sides so at best you're seeing the tops of trees/buildings from your angle. Add in the fact that my tour was just a pre-recorded voice over the loudspeaker, and I highly recommend skipping the river.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #3102 on: August 17, 2018, 01:00:51 PM »
I saw mentioned somewhere in this thread that people prefer Linte over Il Conte. Would love to hear from someone that did both & can recommend which one is better (only have a slot for one fo them)
Both good, but Linte is superior.
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« Reply #3103 on: August 17, 2018, 01:08:37 PM »
Both good, but Linte is superior.
Which one would you recommend with a baby?

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« Reply #3104 on: August 21, 2018, 05:56:20 PM »
Went to Thai One tonight & they were closed. Anyone going should verify their hours (we were there about 9:30)