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May 24, 2009 01:07 PM

Can we take our child to Le Jules Verne?

She will be three and a half at the time of travel and I would really like to dine here. Maybe lunch would be a better idea?

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  1. I would NOT take a young child here, for lunch OR dinner. It's too formal, and is considered a romantic spot for dinner. There are some places that are simply inappropriate for small children, and this is one of them.

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    1. re: pikawicca

      Yeah, i wouldn,t take child here too. it is not fit for child there.

    2. I am going to disagree on this one. As long as your child is well behaved and happy to color or do some other quiet activity through a long lunch you are fine. I have been to numerous formal restaurants in France and regularly see young children dining with there parents at lunch time.

      1. I have been theer recently (for lunch) and would certainly not recomend it for a 3 1/2 year old child, however sweet and well behaved she is. I would instead suggest you get a baby-sitter to look after her and enjoy a lovely romantic evening with your other half. The cost of the baby-sitter will probably be less than the cost of your daughter's meal...

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        1. re: monchique

          Monchique's right. Your kid may behave but she won't have fun and you'll be worried about her. Your hotel (or even the restaurant) is probably able to find you a sitter if you give enough notice.

        2. Based on your advice, we have decided that since I am the one that is into going to a nice non child friendly restaurant while we are in Paris that I will go on my own (either Jules Verne, Guy Savoy, or Joel Roubochon) :). Thanks to everyone for the reply.