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My parents week in Paris - some affordable and "healthy" options

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My parents week in Paris - some affordable and "healthy" options

nseton | Jan 18, 2014 04:42 PM

I'm a Boston hound, and my parents (in their mid-60s) will be in Paris for the first time this spring as part of a long, first trip to Europe. While they appreciate great food and great experiences, they are by no means "foodies", and they are a bit daunted at the prospect of figuring out where to eat in Paris especially without breaking the bank. In addition, they are extremely conscious of eating "heart healthy" food at home (e.g., lots of fish, very little butter, etc.) and are a little intimidated by the prospect of getting out of their routine.

I would love to be able to provide them with some trusted recommendations for relatively affordable restaurants that might be able to give them some lighter options. Their idea of French food is a little stereotypically old-fashioned, so I think they'll likely be pleasantly surprised by what they find, but figured I'd ask this board for some thoughts. They are staying in an apartment in Trocadero and will be visiting all the major attractions, so I'd welcome suggested locations throughout the city.

Thanks very much in advance, and if you're every coming to Boston or New England, I'll be more than happy to return the favor!

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