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Help? Very well-lit restaurants/bistros in Paris


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Help? Very well-lit restaurants/bistros in Paris

signothetimes53 | | Jan 17, 2009 03:50 AM

My wife and I will be in Paris the first week in March, our 12th trip in the last 20 years. We know our way around pretty well, but I have a special request for help from folks here.

My wife's eyesight is badly compromised from 47 years as a Type 1 diabetic, and there's been a noticeable decline in the last 12 months. The doctors can't do much, we've seen the best specialists, so it's really a question of coping with it as best she can. As a result, she really struggles in restaurants that have low lighting. What most of us perceive as reduced but adequate lighting, she perceives as darkness. Twilight before sunset, for instance, seems like midnight to her, to give you some frame of reference.

I fear that some of our old favorite haunts, such as Le P'tit Troquet, are just too dark for her now. OTOH, a place like La Coupole has the kind of brightness she needs...but we've already eaten there, and would like to find other options.

I'd be grateful for suggestions for restaurants that are very well-lit, very bright lights, please...and if possible, no poorly lit access to rest rooms down a narrow/treacherous flight of stairs. I know that's asking a lot, but I'm grateful for any suggestions we get.

Our price range: lunch for 2 (sans wine) priced around 50 to 75 Euros, and dinner for 2 without wine priced from 75 to 125 Euros.


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