3 days in Paris with two pre-teens - itinerary advice?
We'll be bringing our two very well-behaved pre-teens to Paris in July. We'll be staying in an apartment close to the St. Michel metro stop. I've been perusing the boards and have come up with a draft itinerary. Any comments or warnings will be appreciated!
Arrive CDG 10AM. Lunch at Bistro des Augustins or an alternative suggestion close by
Dinner at Les Degres de Notre Dame or Au Vieux Comptoir or Dans Les Landes
Picnic lunch in Parc de la Villette or pizza at Pink Flamingo on Canal St. Martin or crepes at Chez Imogene
Dinner at Maison de la Lozere or Le Petit Prince or L’Ecurie
Lunch at Breizh Café or Au Petit Sud Ouest
Dinner at Padogon or another suggestion for Vietnamese
Pick up picnic lunch near Gare du Nord to eat on the train. I've seen suggestions for Terminus du Nord. Any other suggestions?
Thanks in advance for any advice!
I am not familiar with your restaurant list, but…
Pick up picnic lunch near Gare du Nord to eat on the train. I've seen suggestions for Terminus du Nord. Any other suggestions?"
I strongly recommend you go to the very nearby excellent Marché St Quentin and get roast chicken, cold cuts, cheese, wines, drinks, pastries, then picnic on the train.
Thanks, Parigi! Sounds just what the doctor ordered.
As for the meals/restos I had scoped out, I'm really just trying to find places that are a bit casual, with good food, and that are more French than not (except for Padagon). We'll be in London for 11 days after our trip to Paris, so we'll be hitting more different cuisines there (Chinese/Indian/Thai/Lebanese).
My eldest daughter is more adventurous, but the younger will be more than happy with a good steak frites. If you (or anyone else on the board) knows of good places near St. Michel/St. Germain that I haven't thought of, I'd love to hear them!