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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 #780 on: January 10, 2013, 03:11:50 PM »

a "taxi moto" would be for sure fine but its very expensive
With his wife, eh
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #781 on: January 10, 2013, 03:37:29 PM »
With his wife, eh

two taxi moto
400€ round trip :p
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #782 on: January 10, 2013, 04:38:41 PM »
It may well come down to whether AA will give you the LY boarding pass.  If you have that then you really don't need much time at all in CDG.
If anyone here has flown this route yet, chime in now.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #783 on: January 10, 2013, 05:48:11 PM »
It may well come down to whether AA will give you the LY boarding pass.  If you have that then you really don't need much time at all in CDG.
If anyone here has flown this route yet, chime in now.

I've done LY from CDG-TLV often but never on a connection. I do know that they take their sweet time with the security check and the terminal they are in (2A, i believe) is awful. I don't know where Delta arrives but i've had to wait sometimes 20-30 minutes for passport control, because a lot of flights arrive at the same time.

Dan, which bus did you take? the air france bus or the RoissyBus?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #784 on: January 10, 2013, 06:16:09 PM »
I've done LY from CDG-TLV often but never on a connection. I do know that they take their sweet time with the security check and the terminal they are in (2A, i believe) is awful. I don't know where Delta arrives but i've had to wait sometimes 20-30 minutes for passport control, because a lot of flights arrive at the same time.

Dan, which bus did you take? the air france bus or the RoissyBus?

This is my concrete suggestion:
take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau (there's a train at 10:55 which arrives at 11:37, and another at 11:03->11:41, 11:10->11:52, so you have options). At Denfert-Rochereau get off and take the Metro line 6 to Bir-Hakeim, which is about a 5 minute walk to the eiffel tower (there are signs). About 1 hour door to door. If you're at the eiffel tower at 12, you have an hour before going back to the metro. If you get back to Denfert-Rochereau by 1:18 you'll be at the airport at 2 PM.

mendoul, what do you think? can it be done?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #785 on: January 10, 2013, 07:52:36 PM »
This is my concrete suggestion:
take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau (there's a train at 10:55 which arrives at 11:37, and another at 11:03->11:41, 11:10->11:52, so you have options). At Denfert-Rochereau get off and take the Metro line 6 to Bir-Hakeim, which is about a 5 minute walk to the eiffel tower (there are signs). About 1 hour door to door. If you're at the eiffel tower at 12, you have an hour before going back to the metro. If you get back to Denfert-Rochereau by 1:18 you'll be at the airport at 2 PM.

mendoul, what do you think? can it be done?


yes he can make it but that would be very very tight!!
especially the RER B run very often late

i thing thats a good idea what you said but if he see that the train is late forget it
and if is on is way back at the train station and the train is late then he should take a cab
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #786 on: January 11, 2013, 02:00:27 PM »
This is my concrete suggestion:
take the RER B to Denfert-Rochereau (there's a train at 10:55 which arrives at 11:37, and another at 11:03->11:41, 11:10->11:52, so you have options). At Denfert-Rochereau get off and take the Metro line 6 to Bir-Hakeim, which is about a 5 minute walk to the eiffel tower (there are signs). About 1 hour door to door. If you're at the eiffel tower at 12, you have an hour before going back to the metro. If you get back to Denfert-Rochereau by 1:18 you'll be at the airport at 2 PM.

mendoul, what do you think? can it be done?
Flight is 2:45!!!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #787 on: January 12, 2013, 01:45:59 PM »
Flight is 2:45!!!

so i dont think its possible at least you get the boarding pass before and still!!
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8 hours in paris
« Reply #788 on: January 16, 2013, 01:16:03 PM »
i am going to israel on the "mistake" tickets(thanks dan!) and i have 8 hours in paris. how many hours should i count off for customs and check in? also, any ideas what to do for the rest of the time there? is there a 4 hour tour around the main places? what about the ati-semitism? is that something to worry about? any help would be great!

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Re: 8 hours in paris
« Reply #789 on: January 16, 2013, 01:27:42 PM »
i am going to israel on the "mistake" tickets(thanks dan!) and i have 8 hours in paris. how many hours should i count off for customs and check in? also, any ideas what to do for the rest of the time there? is there a 4 hour tour around the main places? what about the ati-semitism? is that something to worry about? any help would be great!
customs, etc. takes no time, it's the european union, they don't really care. Passport control can take a while. I don't know whether you'll get boarding passes for the CDG-TLV leg in NY, that will save you from having to check-in again, maybe NJdevil can share his experience...
as for antisemitism, i usually wear a baseball cap except when i'm in a Jewish area.

Finally, you don't need a 4 hour tour, it will be a waste of time and money. Figure out what you want to see and take the metro.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #790 on: January 16, 2013, 01:37:59 PM »
i am going to israel on the "mistake" tickets(thanks dan!) and i have 8 hours in paris. how many hours should i count off for customs and check in? also, any ideas what to do for the rest of the time there? is there a 4 hour tour around the main places? what about the ati-semitism? is that something to worry about? any help would be great!
Look into a segway tour.
http://citysegwaytours.com/paris/

8 hours is plenty of time.
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #791 on: January 16, 2013, 04:08:35 PM »
thanks guys!

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #792 on: January 17, 2013, 11:23:39 AM »
Life isn't about checking the boxes. Nobody cares.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #793 on: January 26, 2013, 02:50:06 PM »
If Eiffel is out, is there anything worth doing on a 4 hr stopover (Sunday 1-5pm)? Anything special to pick up in the airport dutyfree?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #794 on: January 27, 2013, 07:59:09 AM »
If Eiffel is out, is there anything worth doing on a 4 hr stopover (Sunday 1-5pm)? Anything special to pick up in the airport dutyfree?

my experience is that the duty free at CDG is no great metziah.