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Paris in August 2010, renting in the 6th arrondissement - need advice

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I'm going to be staying 18 nights in an apartment in Paris on Rue Saint Andre des Arts (6th) in August 2010 with my children (18-22) and parents (67-74) and I would greatly appreciate any information on the immediate area and all of Paris too. Restaurant recommendations (all budgets), bakeries, grocery stores, markets, weather, shopping, nighlife for ages 18-22, etc.

Thanks

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  1. The topic is too wide and too common. The difficult issue here is that most bistrots will be closed most of august, but you should cross search the 6th and open in August. You can also check out the maps on the left hand side of my blog for food shopping and restaurants, even though they need a little updating. (www.julotlespinceaux.com)

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    1. re: souphie

      I too have a post on August (and will be posting a new one in July) at http://johntalbottsparis.typepad.com/...

      1. re: John Talbott

        We stayed at an apartment in the 6th and are going back again this spring. Some of our favorite places that we plan to go back to are:
        Gerard Mulot for the most amazing pastries (I dream of the peach tart and eclairs)
        Poilane for their famous soudough bread
        Eric Kayser for baguettes
        Josephine Chez Dumonet for a dinner you will always remember
        Pierre Herme for pastries
        Fromagerie 31 for camembert and other wonderful cheeses
        Bon Marche for all kinds of wonderful prepared foods

        You'll love the neighborhood.

        1. re: DaisyM

          Daisy -- How did you find the apartment? We are going to Paris late August and I am curious about what you used.
          Thanks.

          1. re: hutton

            We will also be in Paris from the 14th to the 25th of August, and are in need of info on open restaurants that time of the month. Are any of the Constant restaurants open?

                1. re: hutton

                  hutton...we rent annually to semiannually so as to have appliances with which to enjoy the wonderful treats of the markets as well as to be close to the great restaurants of Paris. You will find an abundance of excellent choices by searching on the engine of your choice for "vacation rentals Paris." In our opinion a rental is the best way for a foodie to appreciate all that Paris has to offer. In the 6th we stayed on Mabillon and ate at several places on the street. There are two bakeries and a covered market right there. Around the corner is le Comptoire, which I have only enjoyed at lunch and is entirely different than dinner, but with a grand quality if a bit crowded. We also enjoy le Canton, which is very close by and has very good Chinese, especially the seafood items.

                  Have fun!

                  1. re: hychka

                    hychka...i am hungry already!!! yes i am a foodie....merci...this will be my first time in paris.

      2. Pizzeria Positano on Rue des Cannettes. Spoil yourself with the ravioli! (Check if they'll be open in August). No reservations.

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        1. re: foodiedanielle

          On the same street is La Creperie des Canettes. The dessert crepes with salted carmel sauce are amazing. It is a small, friendly place.