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Old Paris Hand Needs Help in New Situation

peteraczel | Jun 3, 2010 08:53 AM

My wife and I met in Paris more than 50 years ago, and we're going back there later this June to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. We've lived in Paris (long ago) and have visited a number of times since; I also speak French with reasonable fluency; but this time we're in a new situation. We booked 7 nights at the Prince de Galles (33, av. George-V, 8e), not because we have fancy tastes but because we managed to get a good package deal (airfare and hotel) and our old bones needed a bit of luxury.

The problem is that breakfast, lunch, and dinner are obtainable only at extortionist prices in that neighborhood. Do some of you old Parisites have addresses within walking distance of the Prince de Galles (walking distance for old geezers, that is) where (1) coffee and croissant in the morning doesn't cost an arm and a leg, (2) a lunch snack is available at an acceptable price, and (3) a bistrot-type dinner is served at 15e arrondissement prices or thereabouts. I have looked in Michelin, Gault/Millau, and Pudlo without finding very satisfactory solutions. Any brilliant ideas? (Our anniversary dinner is taken care of, so don't worry about that.) Thank you!


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