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Crepes and Croque Monsieur in Paris

Amy Feb 21, 2002 10:35 AM

I'll be in Paris in a couple of weeks and am looking for a good place to get crepes and or Croque Monsieurs. Any ideas?

  1. shabbystorm Mar 9, 2009 05:27 AM

    We ate at a wonderful creperie in Paris.

    Creperie La Blanche Hermine


    We drank Bolee D'Armorique Cidre Breton BRUT and DOUX
    Order both Sweet and Savory Crepes - dinner and dessert
    Enjoy the wonderful Dijon mustard and olive oil dressing over Boston lettuce that they serve!
    Wonderful people as well!

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    1. re: shabbystorm
      joeswinehart Jul 29, 2009 10:00 PM

      Shabbystorm, thanks for the tip. Looked up the address for La Blanche Hermine and found it was one minute away from our hotel! Delicious sweet and savory crepes, and the cidre hit the spot. Merci!

    2. j
      Jim P Feb 22, 2002 10:07 AM

      Our favorite croque spot is Brasserie Flottes, on rue Cambon, just off rue de Rivoli (one block from Concorde metro). My usual choice is the croque Royale and my wife likes the croque Provencal (no meat). We generally eat in the bar area and split a small pichet of the house red. Just great!

      1. c
        Caitlin McGrath Feb 21, 2002 07:01 PM

        For a sit-down place for crepes, I recommend Creperie Boubourg, which is on the plaza adjacent to the Centre Georges Pompidou, on the left side of the Stravisnky fountain if you're facing toward it from the Pompidou. Excellent salade verte, as well.

        I also had pretty good crepes at Creperie des Arts, on the rue des Arts, just of Blvd St-Michel near the top, just below the Seine.

        Exact addresses, maps, and even photos of these and other Paris address can be had at the link below

        Link: http://www.pagesjaunes.fr/pj.cgi?lang=en

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        1. re: Caitlin McGrath
          Caitlin McGrath Feb 21, 2002 07:03 PM

          I'm sorry, hit the post button too soon; Creperie des Arts is on the rue St-Andre des Arts, not the rue des Arts.

        2. l
          LBQT Feb 21, 2002 05:19 PM

          We had a great croque monsieur at the Cafe de Flor in St. Germain. Grreat people watching, too.

          There are many stands selling crepes. We had good crepes from one of the walk-up window places on the Quai Voltaire (I think), across from Notre Dame.

          1. l
            louisa Feb 21, 2002 01:15 PM

            the best crepes in paris can be found at the stand at place contrescarpe on rue mouffetard - la mouffe to local kids.

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            1. re: louisa
              Maurice Naughton Mar 2, 2002 06:38 AM

              There are a lot of Breton creperies east of the the Gare de Montparnasse. Two, Josselin and Petit Josselin, never fail to please. Drink cidre (alcholic) with your crepes or gallettes (thicker buckwheat pancakes). You'll get your cider in a big teacup.


            2. m
              mc michael Feb 21, 2002 10:45 AM

              Maybe Cafe Marly at the Louvre???

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              1. re: mc michael
                Caitlin Wheeler Feb 21, 2002 01:08 PM

                I was going to suggest the exact same thing! Especially for the Croque Monsieur, which is pretty good there, and the setting can't be beat. Crepes in Paris are really street food -- something you get from a stand while walking. All of the crepes I have had have been good, but not outstanding. The best crepes I have had are in a tiny crepe stand owned by Grand Marnier in the town of Juan Les Pins on the Cote D'Azur. It is a promotional thing -- the crepes are made with Grand Marnier in the batter, and when they are cooked, you are handed a bottle of Grand marnier and told to help yourself.
                Sorry for the digression -- I know it doesn't help much on your Paris query ...

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