Sunday, 13 January 2008

Paris For Vegetarians

Here are a few tips on enjoying Paris - away from the tourists! We had a great weekend there 2 weeks ago. Don't bother going first class on the Eurostar - its not worth it especially as the journey is only just over 2 hours - spend the £100on slapping a mute dwarf with a damp wellie in the Pigalle! Book a few month early for cheaper prices.
Book the hotel separate and remember in Paris you don't get big rooms here are some lovely boutique hotels - perfect for disappointing your partner in (6 times a night dressed as Mussolini or Barry George).

Here are 2 great hotels in The Marais that I recommend, its the oldest part of Paris full of lovely streets and shops and cafe's etc but not too touristy. Hotel Bourg Tibourg Hotel Caron De Beaumarchais

For cheese and wine on an afternoon Le Verre Volé is great - and its next to Canal St Martin where Amelie skinned the stones! They love their wine and have encyclopedic knowledge of cheese and wine.,2.350988&spn=0.048274,0.111752&z=14&iwloc=A&om=1
Our favourite restaurant for dinner is Et Dans Mon Coeur Il Y A.... - beautiful food romantic and great vege selection as well as everything else - 150 Euros for a great blow with passion, full of locals and very special. You don't feel like you've got beri-beri as a vegetarian in Paris here!  Map on website link here; You must book ahead at least 2 weeks to make sure you will not be disappointed. (picture of inside at top of this post)
My other recommendation for dinner is The Maceo Restaurant - very central again booking is essential - they also have a 3 course vegetarian menu!
The Amelie cafe Café des Deux Moulins is great for lunch and breakfasts too - its not too touristy here despite the film and Montemartre is worth a visit where the cafe is situated.,2.350903&spn=0.096543,0.223503&z=13&iwloc=A&om=1

Things To Do
The Amelie walk is great if you liked the film, or even if you didn't! The Picasso Museum is really interesting and in The Marias our favourite area Just chill out in The Marais area loads of info here: Guide & Podcast of the Marais here;


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