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Ideas for special places west of Tour Eiffel needed.

hychka | Mar 2, 201001:01 PM

After several false starts, our plans for a Paris holiday in mid May are crystallizing. Some family matters and what looks like unusually high demand for apartments in May stuttered our steps. Enough about that and on to the question...

Our apartment is on Boulevard de Grenelle between Metros La Motte & Dupleix in the 15th, an area we have never ventured to in past trips.

Does anyone have suggestions of special places in the immediate area? Lunch, dinner, bakery, a place to pick up supplies for a walk about and picnic?

Background: We know little of the area. Closest we stayed was six years ago on rue de la Comete in the 7e, north and west of Les Invalides. There we tried four of the restaurants nearby...le Chamarre (which was good, but I drank too much), Le Bistrot du 7e (where we were just happy to be out of the rain...very dark), Bistrol de Breteuil (which we go back to for the fun of being with a crowd of very diverse and happy people...we always meet a couple of interesting people there), and Chez Ami Jean (which we liked, but this board is lukewarm about). Rue Cler for market things, a neat bakery and that's all we know in that end of town. And, our apartment this time is on the west side of the Tour Eiffel.

On this trip we have reservations at Guy Savoy and Hidden Kitchen and will probably stand in line again for a lunch at Le Comptoire du Relais as well as eat in two fine dinner meals. I want to try this Le Point Bar place people talk about in the 18e for lunch after a hike up and down the big hill. We'll be in Paris for 8 nights.

I look forward to your ideas.

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