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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 #135 on: February 16, 2011, 12:56:21 PM »
Does anyone have any suggestions of specific kosher sidewalk cafes/coffee shops (preferably in the 01 district, but anywhere is fine) that are worthwhile to go to for a coffee, danish and relaxing time with the wife while in Paris?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #136 on: February 16, 2011, 07:40:32 PM »
Waiting for that trip report :)
I will try to get to it tonight, just getting back into the swing of things at work.
Meanwhile, did you see the Frugal Traveler (Seth Kugel) from the New York times tried to do a weekend in Paris for 100 Dollars?
http://frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/15/laddition-how-100-lasted-a-weekend-in-paris/
I would say he had some interesting things to do, but I doubt this would be possible to do kosher.

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« Reply #137 on: February 16, 2011, 07:47:44 PM »
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #138 on: February 16, 2011, 08:22:34 PM »
Paragraphed version(from now on I'll try to use paragraphs.)

Trip report for Paris:


I got the Iberia $251 deal(Shkoyach Dan!!) and booked a ticket JFK-CDG on 1/31 returning Milan-JFK 2/15. I live in Miami so it was hard to swallow the separate fares to NY(almost as much as the international fare!). Having the Amex Plat(thanks again Dan!) helped with the luggage fees(let's not forget the Admiral's Club ).

 I took my wife and 2 children along(both infants). The hardest part of the trip planning was deciding which stroller to bring. We have a Graco Quattro Duo train(oh, I mean double stroller) which is a pain maneuvering around paved roads, never mind traveling with(40 pounds plus the kids!!!). After hours of research we decided with the Britax B-Ready, which is similar to the phil and ted double decker. A side by side is an impracticality in Europe with its narrow doorways and sidewalks. It came from amazon a few hours before the flight to NY and I was able to assemble it just in time. Though we have traveled with our oldest daughter to places as far as Australia, it was not as challenging as traveling with 2 infants(youngest 3 months ka"h).

 Since this is a Paris thread I will be brief with our five day stay in NY: After a cancelled flight we re-booked ourselves on the last flight coming into LGA. Snow, snow, snow!! It was such a shlepp carrying luggage and a stroller fully loaded! Anyways, being that taking the RER train from CDG to Paris wasn't feasible with two kids and 3 suitcases, I reserved a private van with car seats taking us directly to our place.

 After many days of research I got a vacation rental in the Pletzel. It was a better value than most hotels for the price. I initially wanted to book the Prince Galles, however 9000 points plus $150 wasn't worth it based on the reviews I read on tripadvisor. When we came it was pitch dark until about 8:30AM. The apartment was listed as a 6th floor apartment with an elevator; just what I need considering I'm shlepping two kids on a stroller and baggages.

 When we arrived to our apartment building we were utterly dismayed that the elevator was 2 by 2 feet. I'm not kidding; this was the smallest elevator I've ever seen. We had to made several trips. Also, we had to go down 1 flight of stairs. Besides for the reaching-the-apartment(and back) inconvenience, the apartment was decent albeit petite. A laptop with internet(weren't able to properly use it due to the french configurations) in addition to free WIFI. This was neccessary, as my wife teaches on the online Shluchim school. Food wasn't an issue as we were staying as mentioned above at the Pletzel(Jewish Quarter). I filled up the sim card provided by the apartment owner to make outgoing calls(incoming was free).

Instead of going in the Eiffel Tower we decided to get a view OF the ET. We got off on the station Trocadero. Nearby is a square with the best view of the tower. We went at night to see it in its full glory. Those peddlers trying to sell mini towers were just so annoying . We visited the Louvre museum and obviously saw the Mona Lisa. To get there you have to pass through the Italian section which features a lot of Avoda Zorah images Jews shouldn't see. We blocked our children's eyes with the stroller canopies. The palace rooms of the museum were just amazing. Such Grandeur! We skipped Versailles due to the extensive commuting it would take(It's overhyped anyway; I was there before).

To save luggage space I decided to wash and press my shirts in Paris so as to bring fewer clothing. What a shock it was to me that 6.60 Euro was asked of me for each shirt!(It's twice as much in Switzerland btw). The violence antisemitism widely believed to be present in Paris is overblown. Paris is very safe to walk around dressed like a frum yid. Obviously you have to avoid the suburbs and dangerous neighborhoods at night. The architectural layout of the city is very unique albeit dirty.

What I observed about Europe in general is that this whole continent smokes like there's no tomorrow! Also, many Europeans have a habit of parking themselves in the middle of the sidewalk and casually block pedestrian traffic as they converse amongst themselves. Friday we asked Bochurim on Mivtzoim to help shlepp our baggages to Brunoy; we were to spend Shabbos there. I learned in Brunoy 5765-6, so it was a most nostalgic experience. We stayed at a nice family. Friday night I learned a sicho with a shliach whom I've known from before. Shabbos day I learned Chassidus with the same Bochur and enjoyed a Brunoy-Shacharis. I reunited with friends and Mashpiyim/Roshei Yeshivah and spend the rest of the day eating and farbrenging with the bochurim(My wife let me). After minchah I joined a farbrengen with one of my favorite mashpiyim which went till almost 10PM. This Shabbos was by far the peak of the trip. The radiating holiness that permeated the place was exhilirating. Early Sunday morning we took a taxi to the Gare de L'Est station to take us to Lucerne.

Stay tuned for my Switzerland and Italy trip notes!
Very nice report!
Can't even imagine how difficult that must have been with infants!

But for me, at least half the fun of Paris was the heavenly Park Hyatt :)
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #139 on: February 16, 2011, 09:26:43 PM »
...at least half the fun of Paris was the heavenly Park Hyatt :)

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #140 on: February 16, 2011, 09:41:50 PM »
Paragraphed version(from now on I'll try to use paragraphs.)

Trip report for Paris:


I got the Iberia $251 deal(Shkoyach Dan!!) and booked a ticket JFK-CDG on 1/31 returning Milan-JFK 2/15. I live in Miami so it was hard to swallow the separate fares to NY(almost as much as the international fare!). Having the Amex Plat(thanks again Dan!) helped with the luggage fees(let's not forget the Admiral's Club ).

 I took my wife and 2 children along(both infants). The hardest part of the trip planning was deciding which stroller to bring. We have a Graco Quattro Duo train(oh, I mean double stroller) which is a pain maneuvering around paved roads, never mind traveling with(40 pounds plus the kids!!!). After hours of research we decided with the Britax B-Ready, which is similar to the phil and ted double decker. A side by side is an impracticality in Europe with its narrow doorways and sidewalks. It came from amazon a few hours before the flight to NY and I was able to assemble it just in time. Though we have traveled with our oldest daughter to places as far as Australia, it was not as challenging as traveling with 2 infants(youngest 3 months ka"h).

 Since this is a Paris thread I will be brief with our five day stay in NY: After a cancelled flight we re-booked ourselves on the last flight coming into LGA. Snow, snow, snow!! It was such a shlepp carrying luggage and a stroller fully loaded! Anyways, being that taking the RER train from CDG to Paris wasn't feasible with two kids and 3 suitcases, I reserved a private van with car seats taking us directly to our place.

 After many days of research I got a vacation rental in the Pletzel. It was a better value than most hotels for the price. I initially wanted to book the Prince Galles, however 9000 points plus $150 wasn't worth it based on the reviews I read on tripadvisor. When we came it was pitch dark until about 8:30AM. The apartment was listed as a 6th floor apartment with an elevator; just what I need considering I'm shlepping two kids on a stroller and baggages.

 When we arrived to our apartment building we were utterly dismayed that the elevator was 2 by 2 feet. I'm not kidding; this was the smallest elevator I've ever seen. We had to made several trips. Also, we had to go down 1 flight of stairs. Besides for the reaching-the-apartment(and back) inconvenience, the apartment was decent albeit petite. A laptop with internet(weren't able to properly use it due to the french configurations) in addition to free WIFI. This was neccessary, as my wife teaches on the online Shluchim school. Food wasn't an issue as we were staying as mentioned above at the Pletzel(Jewish Quarter). I filled up the sim card provided by the apartment owner to make outgoing calls(incoming was free).

Instead of going in the Eiffel Tower we decided to get a view OF the ET. We got off on the station Trocadero. Nearby is a square with the best view of the tower. We went at night to see it in its full glory. Those peddlers trying to sell mini towers were just so annoying . We visited the Louvre museum and obviously saw the Mona Lisa. To get there you have to pass through the Italian section which features a lot of Avoda Zorah images Jews shouldn't see. We blocked our children's eyes with the stroller canopies. The palace rooms of the museum were just amazing. Such Grandeur! We skipped Versailles due to the extensive commuting it would take(It's overhyped anyway; I was there before).

To save luggage space I decided to wash and press my shirts in Paris so as to bring fewer clothing. What a shock it was to me that 6.60 Euro was asked of me for each shirt!(It's twice as much in Switzerland btw). The violence antisemitism widely believed to be present in Paris is overblown. Paris is very safe to walk around dressed like a frum yid. Obviously you have to avoid the suburbs and dangerous neighborhoods at night. The architectural layout of the city is very unique albeit dirty.

What I observed about Europe in general is that this whole continent smokes like there's no tomorrow! Also, many Europeans have a habit of parking themselves in the middle of the sidewalk and casually block pedestrian traffic as they converse amongst themselves. Friday we asked Bochurim on Mivtzoim to help shlepp our baggages to Brunoy; we were to spend Shabbos there. I learned in Brunoy 5765-6, so it was a most nostalgic experience. We stayed at a nice family. Friday night I learned a sicho with a shliach whom I've known from before. Shabbos day I learned Chassidus with the same Bochur and enjoyed a Brunoy-Shacharis. I reunited with friends and Mashpiyim/Roshei Yeshivah and spend the rest of the day eating and farbrenging with the bochurim(My wife let me). After minchah I joined a farbrengen with one of my favorite mashpiyim which went till almost 10PM. This Shabbos was by far the peak of the trip. The radiating holiness that permeated the place was exhilirating. Early Sunday morning we took a taxi to the Gare de L'Est station to take us to Lucerne.

Stay tuned for my Switzerland and Italy trip notes!

Nice report from my Venice DD buddy! Welcome to the forum. Looking forward to more.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #141 on: February 18, 2011, 11:27:44 AM »
where would be a nice place for breakfast in Paris? Bagel/omelet etc
Also are there any good fast-food places? Burger etc

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #142 on: February 22, 2011, 06:58:16 PM »
Anyone ever pray at the Great Synagogue in Paris? On Google Maps its showing up as a 12 minute walk from the PH Paris.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #143 on: February 24, 2011, 02:03:11 AM »
There is a great cafe chain called tibs

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« Reply #144 on: February 24, 2011, 07:25:42 PM »
Anyone ever use Virgin Mobile prepaid SIM when in Paris?

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #145 on: March 23, 2011, 12:51:20 AM »
Can anyone tell me what the closest shul is and what the closest kosher restaurants/stores are to the Park Hyatt?
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« Reply #146 on: March 23, 2011, 01:43:35 PM »
Can anyone tell me what the closest shul is and what the closest kosher restaurants/stores are to the Park Hyatt?
Thanks

Closest shuls I found were in the 9th. Places like Rachi and Great Synagogue are both there. There are some restaurants right around there as well-depends on what hashgacha you hold by as well.

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« Reply #147 on: March 23, 2011, 01:45:03 PM »
Can anyone tell me what the closest shul is and what the closest kosher restaurants/stores are to the Park Hyatt?
Thanks
Did you read my trip report?
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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #148 on: March 23, 2011, 02:01:32 PM »
Did you read my trip report?

Yes, and it was an excellent report, thanks. And I just read it again to be sure I didn't miss anything.
I think the gist of it is that there are no kosher options in the immediate area, but there are plenty beyond the immediate area that are easily accessible by metro.

As for the closest shul - there seems to be Chabad shul across the street from the rear entrance of the PH, but I'm not sure how active it is or how regular the minyanim are.  I also know the Great Synagogue is around a 15min walk and there is also Adass Yereim a few minutes further.

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Re: Paris Master Thread
« Reply #149 on: March 23, 2011, 02:04:21 PM »
Did you read my trip report?

As for the glatt meat issues, I've been hearing from some locals that many of the Beth Din restaurants will serve you "Beit Yosef Chalak" meat upon request.  I was wondering what you'd heard about this, and what your take is.

Thanks