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jwk2 Mar 11, 2009 11:16 AM

My wife and I are going to France in a few weeks. She is a vegetarian, but does eat dairy. We are planning on driving around a bit, and expect to spend time in Paris, Lyon, Montpellier, and Bordeaux. We're looking to have a couple of "special" meals (don't know if we can afford L'Arpege), other than that, any help would be appreciated.

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    sethd Apr 26, 2009 01:17 PM

    The lunch menu at L'arpege is "relative bargain" compared to the full dinner tasting menu.

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      souphie Apr 27, 2009 07:54 AM

      Namely 135€.

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        Dodo Aug 5, 2009 02:50 AM

        Topping for the poster searching for veg recos.

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      parislovernyc Apr 26, 2009 11:56 AM

      We recently had a wonderful dinner at Lasserre in Paris and were impressed with what seemed to be several vegetarian dishes on the menu. There was a special section of the menu with those dishes, though I don't remember what they called it. You may want to walk by there when you get to Paris and look at the menu (and the prices) before you decide

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        aoineko Apr 25, 2009 11:49 AM

        Check out www.parisvegetarian.com. This blog has been an enormous help to me during my stay in Paris. I can't recommend it enough.

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          kikisakura Mar 12, 2009 11:41 PM

          I now eat seafood but when I started traveling to France 11 years ago, I was a vegetarian and I happily lived on bread and cheese. In my opinion, it's not easy being a vegetarian and dining out in France especially outside Paris.

          Anyhow, here is a website that might be helpful:


          For your special meals, there are restaurants/chefs who are willing to provide a vegetarian meal especially if you book ahead and make a special request. I think Le Cinq does vegetarian tasting menu. Some French people consider seafood to be "vegetarian" so it's better to be specific about what your wife does not eat including stock made from animals.

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