There will be 3 of us coming to Paris Sunday July 11-Sunday July 18. We're originally European and very adventurous foodwise, but 2 of us are on a budget, so we'll probably going to be limiting ourselves to 1 big meal a day (probably dinner with mainly snacks and some pastry sampling during the day) and would like to stay in the 35euro/person on food or under category (although a few splurges wouldn't hurt). One night is reserved at La Fermette Marbeuf because the 2 I'm traveling with loved it on the last go-round. I haven't seen any talk of it here. Any feedback?
For the other nights, I've done some research and am thinking of:
L'Agrume (high on my list)
Chez L'Ami Jean
L'Assiette et Le Bouchon
Le Comptoire du Relais
L'Aromatik (thinking of this for Monday night).
Ze Kitchen Galerie
I'd appreciate your help in narrowing down my list and am looking especially for a choice for Sunday (hopefully near our hotel http://www.paris-hotel-senlis.com/pag... as we'll have spent a sleepless night the night before) and Bastille Day (are restaurants open?). I'm also interested in knowing if all of these restaurants require reservations. I think the other members of my party would prefer not to overschedule, so we'd likely gravitate to some of the places that don't require reservations.
Finally, I'm thinking of doing a wine tour in the Loire valley or a champagne tour in Champagne. I'd appreciate any recommendations of good, affordable tours or your honest feedback on whether a tour is a bad idea.
Thank you in advance! And, p.s. I didn't list Frenchie because I'm assuming that at this date and it being a busy week in July that reservations would be impossible.
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