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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.

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NameLocationMetroTypeHechsherNotes
Darjeeling17thArgentine-1MeatRottenberg
Chez Akol19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-DinOrganic bakery
Charles Traiteur19thOurcq-5BakeryBeth-Din
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
Il Conte8thSaint-Philippe-du-Roule-9PizzaBeth-Dinwalkable to the Park Hyatt and the Champs Elysees
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
Izaaki9thLe Peletier-7MeatBeth-DinNot Glatt, but it's a sushi place, so if you get sushi you don't have any issues



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)
-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 is the best option to get to paris cheapest and fastest
- Blacklane.com has luxury cars for around 50 Euro. Very easy to book online.

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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« Reply #1005 on: April 09, 2013, 05:55:48 PM »
just did for the restaurents

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1006 on: April 09, 2013, 05:57:19 PM »
FWiW we loved Il conte

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« Reply #1007 on: April 09, 2013, 06:52:20 PM »
just did for the restaurents

Awesome- THANKS!!


Anyway you could add the districts as well?


  Either way, thanks! Very helpful.
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Anyway you could add the districts

Done :)
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Done :)
so which district is a general place for kosher food, 4?
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« Reply #1012 on: April 09, 2013, 10:28:51 PM »
so which district is a general place for kosher food, 4?
19 probably has the most.
There's just a small handful in the Pletzel in 4. Pitzman/Felafel/Korcarz/Mickeys.
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« Reply #1013 on: April 10, 2013, 02:07:23 PM »
19 probably has the most.
There's just a small handful in the Pletzel in 4. Pitzman/Felafel/Korcarz/Mickeys.
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« Reply #1014 on: April 10, 2013, 02:08:29 PM »
i would like to thank Ergal, Dan, Mendoul, Ajk, Sky121, mayb821.

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« Reply #1015 on: April 10, 2013, 02:24:03 PM »
i would like to thank Ergel, Dan, Mendoul, Ajk, Sky121, mayb821.

Sitting in the AA Lounge. And day is over ish (till they close the lounge at 9). TR will be done when i get back to the holy land tom. It def was a nice trip!
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« Reply #1016 on: April 10, 2013, 02:25:35 PM »
FTFY and you're welcome. Happy you had a good time
sorry about the misspell.

One thing i gotta say, chabad is made up of tzadikim.
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« Reply #1017 on: April 10, 2013, 02:26:51 PM »
i would like to thank Ergal, Dan, Mendoul, Ajk, Sky121, mayb821.

Sitting in the AA Lounge. And day is over ish (till they close the lounge at 9). TR will be done when i get back to the holy land tom. It def was a nice trip!

;) you'r welcome
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« Reply #1018 on: April 11, 2013, 08:12:43 PM »
So here goes my flight from JFK>CDG>TLV.  12hr stopover in CDG with a wife and 6 month old boy. Leaving tues and landing in TLV thurs AM.

I took an 840pm flight from JFK>CDG. In the airport, it was a breeze with curb-side check in. A nice tip is required as the guy told someone else. Since my wife has an active plat, so were good for legit lounges if need be. We went to the AA CLub Admirals lounge, which was gorgeous. They didnt have any food really but the ambiance and the relaxation was well worth it. I only saw the showers 5 min before i was going to board :-(.

Took the flight (AA) which was ok and landed in CDG at 10 am. We got off the plane got out stroller only to see the latch that keeps it shut is broken :-( we got to customs which was a breeze and went straight to terminal 2e which was where i was told is the train from the airport to Paris. So anyone with handbags that they don't want to take around with them for the day, i would suggest you go to the forth floor when ur at 2e and drop them off, its super official, and they werent expensive. (Its across from the shereton hotel enterence). I was told to go down first and up and back down, lost a good 30 min just trying to figure out where to put my luggage. Then we went down to the second floor to RER B which is the main train to Paris. I went straight to the ticket desk and bought tickets. At first my Hyatt card didnt work but, she did it again and it went. We bought full day passes for 40€, i think its the same price for 2 people 2 one ways. Its a bit tricky to figure out how to get the stroller down one level to the train lines but ask a guard and they will show you.

The wiki isn't so clear about is next part, but you have to take voie 11 or 12 to get to Paris. There is no direct train to the Eiffel Tower. You have to transfer trains at some point. Some American/frenchy explained it to me that youd have to take the e at gord di nord but it seemed very confusing. But we took the train straight to Notre Dam. I knew it was a big attraction and i figured we'd figure out the full itin there.

My wife wanted to to this hop on hop off bus, 21€ a person and 15€ for infant (b'erech). The bill was 54 and i gave him 60. I was so busy helping my wife with the stroller i forgot to get my change. I realized, and i went to the driver and first he made like he didnt know what i was talking about, then i told the manager on the bus and he gane me my money back. 15$, how nuts is theat if you went to macys and she jyped you off 15$ (obviousky not, bec we all pay with CC). We too. The hop on hop off, which actualy made sense for us being we just wanted to see Paris. We thought about taking the train, but we came to the conclusion its worth the bus bec wll see Paris outside not in the subway. (Which was so true, was def a nice Expireance)!  After Notre Dam we took the hop on hop off to Champ Delysse. It had 3 stops in between (we passed by the beloved PHP and took a pic for the ddf fans here) but we just stayed on the bus. Once we got off at Champ we took some pics of the Arc Di Triumph and headed down the block to the chabad. I knew there were kosher places but my phone was not working so needed help. I get to 122 Champ but its just a long hallway which i couldn't enter, finally someone just happened to have been stopping by let us in and said were in the back bec we any be out in the open. The rabbi there at the chabad was so nice, i hope my home can be open to strangers as his was, one day! He showed me where the restaurants were and such.

We had 2 options Le Shine (Asian) or Il Conte (dairy). Since Le Shine was farther out (10 min from the arc) and it looked like rain. So we opted for Il conte . (Yes JJ1000 even i said lets do dairy). It was a 6 min walk and we got there around 245 ish. The waiter wasnt so nice and rushed us bec the kitchen was closing soon. Mybwife ordered a pizza with 1/2 mushrooms half olives and she specified GREEN. I ordered Penne Al Norma (with out the eggplant). They served bread at the beginning, which was a bit old but was def ok. And we ordered......duh....FRENCH fries. The food came super quick. The pizza of course had black olives and was not Hot enough in my opinion. As i told my wife its hot but cold enough if u dont touch the cheese it will get hard on top. The pizza was thin but def very tasty (i took off the olives) my penne i gotta say was AMAZING. It was sweet and tasted a bit diff. I don't do dairy. I can do meat at 10 am any day if the week. But when we do dairy, i always order the same thing. Penne solsa rosa/al vodka/cream sauce/tomato sauce. I must say this was the best one so far. The French fried were very solid too. 50$ later we were ready to continue on. By then it started to rain and we walked back to the hop on hop off and onto the next attraction. I think the next stop was.....the Eiffel Tower.

The Eiffel Tower is officially he first stop of the hop on hop off, but u can start anywhere. There's also headphones to listen, and hear about each place. We went to the Eiffel Tower and were there for around 25 min. Took a few pics, bought a few souvaniers and were ready back on the bus. Was gorgeous driving around the tower.  Its gorgeous. 

The next stop was the louvre. I watched davinci code to many times that i had to see the glass triangle where you enter th louvre. By then it was 530 and we wanted to be back at Notre dam by 555 and on the train back to the airport by 6/605. So we got off took a few pics and left. The next stop after the louvre is back over to Notre dam where we started off. It takes a total of 2.5 hrs if u sit from the beg of the bus ride to the end.

The train was packed but we got on the second train and got to the airport by 640 ish. We picked up out luggage and went to the ticketing counter, which was on the otherwise of the airport.  Apparently i got our boarding passes in JFK. So we went then through security. There was around 6 diff lounges. AA, AC, Cathy Pacific, Eitahd (i think). We went to the AA one which was magnificent, marble all over granite in the bathrooms. There was no showers though. This is where hey threw us out for no good reason (claiming that they close at 9, which my wife asked a lady there and she said all night) but lets call it spade of spade, they were anti Semites. We got on the flight and flew to TLV. Flight was a Actually very comfy.

Arrived in TLV at 4 am. We went to g the luggage and since it was a small flight all the bags were already out. Waited for 10 min, and i asked where is my carry on that i sent down with the stroller.  I went to the desk to file a claim and i see it right behind them. Got my luggage, took at slow bad taxi who charged me an abnormal amount.  Nu nu. And then back home at 6 and at Seder by 940.

Good Luck. And thanks for listening. 

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #1019 on: April 14, 2013, 09:51:13 AM »
What are the chances of 2 nights opening up at the PHP in June? Should I just keep checking everyday?
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