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Food itinerary for first Paris visit

keedm002 | Jan 17, 201201:28 AM


My partner and I will be visiting Paris for 8 nights in February. We are in our mid/late 20's and from Australia.

I love food and cannot wait for that aspect of our trip. We will be staying in Le Marais in an apartment, so I very much look forward to shopping at the markets for a number of meals.

For the other meals, I would like to have some restaurants reserved and the rest discovered, as we intend to do a lot of walking.

I understand most responders to this forum (this is my first chowhound use!!) want a specific genre/price range etc before giving advice.

We would like to visit mostly (if not all) French restaurants. The only exception to this is perhaps a Spanish tapas meal, if anyone can suggest one? Tapas, sangria and churros for dessert are the only prerequisites for that request.

In regards to French restaurants, we would like a mix. Could you possibly suggest the best value meal, best dining room, best food and best service? I want to experience all of these things but not necessarily in the same meal! (unless that is possible!)

I have already made bookings at L'Astrance for lunch, and Les Papilles for dinner (taking advantage of the LaFourchette special). I have also made reservations at Dans le Noir for the novelty factor, does anyone have thoughts on the food there?

If you have any meal suggestions they would be greatly appreciated! I am a huge seafood fan and love trying new partner, on the other hand, is less adventurous, so somewhere which has some safe options would be great (but if not, too bad for him!). Also, we would prefer to walk if possible so preferrably restaurants within a 3km/1.8 miles radius of Le Marais district would be great!

Thanks so much in advance for any assistance you may give.

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