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Atmosphere on a Budget?

lanapinkerton May 9, 2010 10:33 AM

My husband and I will be visiting Paris on a very tight budget in early September. I am in quest of an uber Art Nouveau setting to enjoy some wine and cheese or pastry and coffee or really anything at all in order to also savor an extraordinary Art Nouveau atmosphere. We are trying to keep this to about 35€ for the two of us, and while staying on Rue Cadet in the 9th, we are happy to go to another neighborhood. Any suggestions?

  1. John Talbott May 9, 2010 10:44 AM

    This would be 35€ for food and liquid for two persons so long as it's in an A.N. place?

    A great challenge which I'll rise to once you answer.

    Joh Talbott's Paris

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    1. re: John Talbott
      lanapinkerton May 9, 2010 10:58 AM

      Hi John,
      Yes, that's correct. I know it's not much and it's understood that an actual meal is not a possibility with such limited funds.
      By the way, I really appreciate your site and all your Chowhound recs and quips.

      1. re: lanapinkerton
        Parigi May 9, 2010 11:00 AM

        Why not have a drink at the Train Bleu?

        1. re: Parigi
          John Talbott May 9, 2010 11:09 AM

          Great idea, better than mine which was one dish at Flottes, decor great and food equally questionable (and you Flottes devotees can stop the hate mail).

          1. re: Parigi
            mangeur May 9, 2010 11:19 AM

            This is a lovely idea, much better than our depressingly bad full meal at a Flo Art Nouveau venue last summer.

            The wine list shows many half bottles that paired with the 15€ cheese plateau would only push your budget by several euros.

          2. re: lanapinkerton
            John Talbott May 10, 2010 09:36 AM

            Alright, here's a suggestion:
            Le Bistrot Lou, 33, rue Georges-Pitard in the 15th,, closed Sundays has a 2-course "menu-carte" for 15.90 and is across the street from a really cool bains-douche that looks like A.N. brick although I must admit I forgot to look at the date of construction (it's on my website).

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