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5/29-6/4 Paris Tour Members

Hi!

It looks like Monday, 5/30 is set up in the afternoon for those who want to shop. Was wondering what other ideas tour members had. Keep in mind that many of the museums are closed on Monday.

Also, any dinner recommendations for that night?

Cheri & Roger Harding

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There are actually a number of museums that are open on Mondays. The following are open Mondays:

Army Museum/Napoleon's tomb
Cite Architecture Museum (at the Trocadero across the river from the Eiffel Tower - has the original statues that were on the Notre Dame steeple on display. They were taken down right before the fire for restoration)
Arc de Triomphe
Conciergerie (I don't "think" you see that one on your tour)
Orangerie
Musee Jacquemart-Andre

Other possibilties are:

Opera Garnier
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Jardin des Plantes
Jardin du Luxembourg
Churches - Saint Germain des Pres, Saint-Sulpice, Saint-Etienne-du-Mont (the church steps in the movie Midnight in Paris)

Is your tour at Londres Eiffel? Asking for restaurant recommendations.

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Well, keeping in mind I'm vegan, lol, 2 of my favorite restaurants are Cafe Roussillon at the corner of Rue Cler and Rue de Grenelle and I also like Restaurant di Felice which is just another block east on Grenelle.

I also like Gusto Italia - there are 2 at the end of Rue Augereau but I like the one that is across the intersection on Grenelle that is more of a white tablecloth place. I did NOT eat there this last trip but walked by and it is open.

IF you like Indian food, I've had a good meal at Goa which is just down the block from your hotel.

Your tour may eat a meal at La Terrasse which is at the corner of Rue de la Motte-Picquet and Avenue Bosquet. I usually eat there once during my trips but ask your guide about the welcome/farewell meals as you might not want to duplicate it.

I've heard good things about Auberge Bressane on Avenue de la Motte-Picquet but have not eaten there. I've looked at the menu but it's way more meat-centric so not my thing.

I've also eaten at a couple of restaurants on Rue Malar, specifically Dong Phat and the Indian restaurant next door (well maybe 2 doors down).

On Rue Cler I like Le Petit Cler for wine and people watching, lol. Food looks good and I've had salad there that was very good. I noticed on the Facebook page for Vero, a Rick Steves guide who does Best of Paris that she was having a glass of wine here recently! (France with Vero is the FB page, formerly French Girl in Seattle https://www.facebook.com/frenchgirlinseattle)

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Restaurant_Review-g187147-d1916013-Reviews-or600-Le_Petit_Cler-Paris_Ile_de_France.html

It's owned by the same folks that own La Fontaine de Mars which is pretty near your hotel but a lot pricier!

As you can see there are a huge number of places to eat! You can also just walk and look at menus!

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Pam,

Thanks! That's a lot of choices! I think I like Le Petit Cler the best because of the salads and people watching. But all of your recommendations are helpful!

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You’ll have a great time!!