Hi - I need some advice in filling in a few gaps on our upcoming 25th anniversary trip to Paris in late June. I’ve been reading books, blogs and online forums (including this one!) and I’ve got pretty good idea of our sightseeing and food itinerary, but I have a few blank spots. I’m hoping some of you can offer your expert advice. Our hotel, Jardin de L’Odeon, is a few blocks North of the Luxembourg Gardens, near the Odeon Theatre.
Wed – we arrive about 9:30 am. I anticipate that by the time we get to the hotel, etc… we’ll be ready for a stroll around the neighborhood and a light lunch. I’m thinking picnic. I’ve read some good places. Can you picnic in Luxembourg gardens? I’m just not sure… Any thoughts on a charcuterie nearby? I know there is Gilles Verot. Also Cosi…
Dinner - Chez L’Ami Jean.
Lunch somewhere in the neighborhood on Left Bank. I thought it might be fun to sit outside and people watch for a bit. Yes, I know Deux Magots is super touristy, but given it is what it is, is this a decent choice? It seems to get better reviews than Café des Flores. Brasserie Lipp seems to be indoor seating only. Any other suggestions? We could cross over bridge...
Dinner - Le Chateaubriand.
Lunch - L’as Du Falafel
Dinner - ? This will be after a full day of walking, including a visit to the Louvre, so I think it would be nice to stick close to the ‘hood. I’m thinking of Le Ferrendaise or Au Bon Saint- Pourçain. Any other ideas?
Anniversary Lunch - Le Cinq (thanks everyone for that advice on previous post)
Dinner - We’re planning on seeing a friend perform that night at Aux Trois Mailletz in the Latin Quarter. I thought we might eat there too. Anyone ever had dinner there? I haven’t been able to find out about the food.
Lunch – we’ll have just toured Montmartre/Sacre Coeure – I’d like to lunch up there. Any suggestions? I’m thinking this could be as easy as grabbing some street food. Or is there someplace charming we should try at the artist’s square Place du Tertre? Or just wander and let our taste-buds decide?
Dinner on last night – La Rotisserie du Beauolais