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Foodie Honeymoon Trip. A couple post-research queries, s'il vous plait.

johnmart11 | May 25, 2015 03:32 AM

After a postponement we are making our honeymoon trip. We will be in London (for 5 days) and then on to Paris for basically 5 days. We want to see some of the major sights such as museums, architecture and markets (and market streets). We will be arriving on the last day of July and leaving the 5th of August. I have tried to research what will be closed during that time period. We are staying in the 17e at the Le Meridien.
I am a pastry chef, so of course we will be trying to eat our way through the many wonderful pastries available - Du pain eet des idees, Gontran Cherrier, Gateau Thoumieux, Arnaud Delmontel...

Here is a rough itinerary...

31 july, arrive and check in to hotel. Since the Louvre is open late and is supposed to not be TOO crowded during the evening, I thought it might be a good time to get a visit in there.
Dinner - Pirouette OR Juveniles?

1 august (Saturday)
breakfast - Rue Levis and possibly Marche Batignolles
lunch - Clamato
dinner - Au Passage

2 august (Sunday)
breakfast - Marche Bastille (and Promenade Plante)
lunch - Breizh Cafe
dinner - Le Mary Celeste

3 august (Monday)
breakfast - open
lunch - CheZaline
dinner Astier

4 august (Tuesday)
breakfast - open
lunch - Le Baratin
Dinner - Philou

5 august (Wednesday)
breakfast - open

1) on our first night I wanted something close to the Louvre. Pirouette OR Juveniles?
2) Is Philou going to be a good end of the trip experience? I was thinking of doing Gare au Gorille instead. Thoughts?
3) Anyone with experience in the 17e with Rue Levis? Will most of the shops be open during August?
4) Are we overdoing it on Sunday? Perhaps do the market and walk the Promenade Plante and then return to finish the market for lunch?

We are trying to balance out the eating and touring and shopping.
I would appreciate any comments. I had Semilla on my list but it seems to have fallen out of favor recently. I almost included Matiere a as a maybe.

Thank you in advance for all the great information and opinions on Chow. I have also relied very heavily on Paris by Mouth. Merci beaucoup!
--John

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