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Jul 4, 2010 01:27 AM

Suggestions for a Fondue restaurant in Paris?

Hi! My husband and I are going to be in Paris for a week mid-Jul,y and I desperately want to eat some cheese fondue! Does anyone know the name of a couple of places we can try? We are trying to stay reasonably low with the prices.


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  1. Never thought about it. Best fondue ever for us was in Geneva. Do French people do Fondue? (Just yakking here to push you back to the top as I can't help out.)

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    1. re: hychka

      "Do French people do Fondue? "

      Plus, in July?

      I was once dragged to a fondue restaurant on rue des Trois Frères. It was grimmer than grim, but people told me that it was the best fondue resto in Paris. Now I think maybe I have a problem with fondue itself.

      1. re: Parigi

        "Do French people do Fondue? "

        Yes, for example in the Savoie.

        "Plus, in July?"

        Sounds awful to me in mid-July, but it only sounds a little better to me in mid-winter.

        Le Chalet Savoyard opened this winter in the 11th, and it looks nice enough and smells like cheese. Can't say much beyond that.

      2. re: hychka

        Where exactly did you have that "best fondue ever" ? (I am presently in Geneva.)

        1. re: kzukor

          Brasserie de l'Hotel de Ville
          19, Grand rue
          Geneva CH-1204
          Phone: 22-311-70-30

      3. Once upon a time there was "La maison du Valais", but I think it's long gone. Look at, or ; no guaranty. For info, the French call it "Fondue Savoyarde", and yes it is also a French dish... Although I agree mid-July and 35ºC does not appeal much for fondue!

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        1. re: monchique

          I walked by a fondue place on rue Francois Miron; it was west of the St. Paul metro. Good luck.

          1. re: Oakglen

            Le Bouchon du Marais, at #15, is the place; let us know if it is decent, please.

        2. Heureux comme Alexandre (multiple locations) has a surprisingly good cheese fondu. Set price 15 euro.

          The place on rue des Trois Freres is a very fun tourist destination but not for you if you're just looking for food. If you want food + party atmosphere + wine in baby bottles, try it (Le Refuge des Fondues).

          [sorry for the repeat, cant figure out how to change the post]

          1. Man, all those sad characters dissing fondue in the summer.

            When you find a good fondue place, I'll happily join you, summer or not. Well, if the place is air conditioned. Fondue savoyarde is a wonderful thing (fondue bourguignonne is cooking your meat dices in oil, instead of dipping your bread dices in melted chesse).

            I must say, in my experience, fondue is like crepes: the good ones are on site -- Savoie or Jura for one, Bretagne for the others.

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            1. re: souphie

              I agree with Soup, we where in Chamonix in late August and ate quite a lot of fondue. Perfect after a day strolling through the mountains, even though it was sunny and warm. But not that certain it travels well to Paris; it doesn't feel like a metropolitan dish.

              1. re: souphie

                Sorry, but if I never see a fondue again, I'll die happy. While living in Geneva, fondue was used as a torture. "No, no, not more cheese, aaarrg!" Much like how the tarte flambee is used in Alsace...

                1. re: Busk

                  Not everybody is meant to enjoy all good things. Would you believe I like neither wine nor chocolate?

                  1. re: souphie

                    Mon Dieu, ce n'est pas possible! :) Plus they are medicinal, don't you know........eating dark chocolate and drinking red wine will help you live long happy years (but then living in Paris and going to all those divine restaurants will help you live long happy years too, I'm sure!)


                    1. re: souphie

                      "Would you believe I like neither wine nor chocolate?"

                      in fact, no.
                      I myself like chocolate but am not crazy about it, and already people think it's as though I didn't like the Beatles, which is of course a crime against humanity.