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Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

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Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Hi everyone,

I've used the search function but couldn't come up with exactly what i'm looking for.

I'm looking for names of streets in each of the arrondissements that are not the typical "tourist" streets. Specifically, I'm looking for streets "off the beaten path" that have that have clusters of inexpensive to moderate priced french restaurants on them.

When I'm in paris on any particular day, and i find myself in a particular arrondissement, I think it would be easier to remember the name of a few streets rather than a whole bunch of restaurant names.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jamie

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1. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Well... some exemples in my next stay... 15th arrondissement (very parisian):

rue du Commerce: Cafe du Commerce (Good restaurant-brasserie) restaurant l'Alchimie (little restaurant).

rue des Entrepreneurs: Stephane Martin and Le Tire-Bouchon

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2. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

rue du Cherche Midi in the 6th.

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3. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Youre a Canuck, so youre obviously a French speaker :)

try Routard routard.com/guide_carte/code_dest/paris.htm I have never been let down.

It tends to specialise in local bistros and restaurants at the reasonable end of the price scale. They are usually chock full of locals (and you should NEVER walk into an empty restaurant!)

If you have time try to Locate the Rough Guide to French Hotels and Restaurants. Its an English translation of Routard. There is also an English version ot Routard Paris published by Hatchette, but the latest version I have found is 1999

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4. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Sorry Wizard, but being Canuck and living in T town get you about 97% chances of being wrong about speaking french

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5. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

rue Jean-Pierre Timbaud in the 11th. Basically all of the 11th from rue Oberkampf north.

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6. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Wizard,

"Diving froggy" is right...even though I took OAC (grade 13) french...i've pretty much forgotten all of it.

Well, only a day and half 'til take-off :) so anymore street suggestions are welcome.

Jamie

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7. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

What about Rue Moufftard? Or has that become more touristy...

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8. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

We just got back from our first trip to France, only two days in Paris but we went to a place called Pinxo (which was recommended by the Fodor's, but pretty expensive for the small portions you get. However the food itself was glorious). It is near the Louvre, a bit north and west.

The other place we went which was a major disappointment was CHez Clement, we didn't know it was a chain, there was snotty service (which I guess is the case all over but it was particularly snotty in this case), abominably slow service, and lousy food.

So what I'm saying is, no, I can't recommend anyplace really!

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9. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

There are a lot of good bistro style places in the Marais. They do have plenty of tourists but the food is good. Start with rue Vieille du Temple off rue de Rivoli and walking north about 100 metres you will find two brasseries on and one off the corner of rue du Tresor - Les Philosophes and La Chaise au Plafond. A few more doors along rue V du T on the left is rue Ste Croix de la Bretonnerie which has several but I recommend Au Rendezvous des Amis at No 10. Alternatively, about 20 metres further up rue V du T to the right is rue des Rosiers with lots of places from good falafel roll and middle eastern food to Jo Goldenberg's Deli cafe. Plenty of non tourists eat here because prices are reasonable and food is good.

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10. Re: Help everyone!! (especially the local Paris experts...

Try rue Notre Dame de Lorettes in the 9th arr.