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Paris recs for older traveler


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Paris recs for older traveler

glengarry | | Sep 5, 2013 04:45 PM

Thanks for all of the very informative posts on this board. We will be in Paris for one week in October. My partner and I have been many times before, but the first trip for my 75 year old mother-in-law. She enjoys French food, likes different flavors (including various Asian influences) and does not complain, however: she does not like seafood; she is uncomfortable with cutting-edge, haute, creative cuisine; she dresses nicely but is not comfortable with very formal or fashionable settings; and though she likes people and bustle, she has hearing trouble with excessive background noise. With those in mind, I have a few questions:

1. We usually enjoy at least one high-end lunch or dinner. For example, in the past, we loved Pierre Gagnaire (too haute for her) and enjoyed L'Astrance (though not special in comparison to what we frequently eat in California). Where would you recommend? I'm considering: Tallievent (too formal?), Yan’tcha (probably can only reserve lunch), Passage 53, La Fourchette du Printemps and Septime but open to other ideas.

2. We are renting an apartment in the 8th. Where would you recommend for a local, well-made but simpler meal? For a great salad?

3. What are good choices for autumn game?

3. So far, I have reserved:
Les Papilles
Spring (lunch)
Bistrot Paul Bert
L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (5e)

We don't want to have too much heavy food. We love food and are amateur foodies, but we travel a lot and don't have to plan the "Best" itinerary. I'm considering: Chez L'Ami Jean, Itineraires, L'Agrume, Le Concert de Cuisine and a few others.

sorry for the long post, and many thanks in advance.

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