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Need help deciding on my budget to-eat list (Paris, Nice, Avignon)

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Need help deciding on my budget to-eat list (Paris, Nice, Avignon)

gac101 | May 31, 2012 08:37 AM

Hi All, NYC CHer here, 6 of us (4 in the 20s, 2 in the 50s) will be visiting France on a budget for 9 days in late June. While some of us are not crazy about alcohol and cheese, we are open to whatever that tastes good. It’s our first time to France and will be spending 4 nights in Paris, 2 nights in Nice, and 2 in Avignon. Other than sight-seeing, eating well is our top priority. Being from NYC and of oriental descent, would prefer to sample food items that are not readily available or done well at home.

Paris rocks when it comes to fine dining, but are there any cheap eats options? I’ve done some research on Chowhound and the internet in general, and have come up with the following list for inexpensive sit down meals, hope to get some inputs from the expert foodies here as to which one to stick to and which one to ditch and if there are better/cheaper/centrally located alternatives out there. Thanks in advance.

Paris (Staying at the Clarion Etoile Saint Honore on rue du Faubourg Saint Honore | 8th Arr.):

Crepes:
Little Breizh
Creperie Broceliande

Bistro Dinner (On the cheap):
Le Bistrot Lorette
Restaurant de la Tour
L’Annexe
La Cordonnerie

Quick Bite (Lunch):
Boco

If we were to have one Lunch at a Michelin Star Restaurant in Paris, where would it be? (Any Michelin Restaurants that accept walk-ins?):
La Truffiere
L’Atelier Etoile
Les Fables De La Fontaine
Or should I skip all of the above and go for Saturne?

Small Plates (Do we need reservation?)
Dans Les Landes or Semilla

Nice (Staying at the Quality Suites Nice La Malmaison on Boulevard Victor Hugo):
Flaveur (lunch)
Chez Acchiardo (lunch)
Chez Palmyre
Le Dauphin Nicois
Voyageur Nissart
La P’tite Cocotte

Avignon (Staying at Etap Avignon Centre on Boulevard Saint Dominique):
Le CO (lunch)
Why Not
Chez Francois
L’epice and love
Au Tout Petit
L’atelier De Damien
Ginette et Marcel (Quick Bite)

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