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My nephew, a sophomore music major, will be touring in France with his
college choir this May. He appreciates good food and is an adventuresome
eater, even considering culinary school at one point.

Although I have been to all the places they are visiting, it has been many
years for some of them and his food budget is much less generous than ours
has been.

Therefore, I am looking for suggestions for reasonable and authentic
food in places that are tourist friendly but not a tourist "traps". He has
studied Spanish but not French so language might be a consideration.

They will be free for a lot of the lunches and most dinners. Stops will
include Nice, Monaco, Cannes, Avignion, Aix-en-Provence, Beaune and
Paris (three days).

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  1. For Paris he might consider:
    Le Verre Moutarde
    145, rue de Saussure in the 17th (Metro: Wagram)
    T: 01.42.27.35.55
    Closed weekends
    13.90 for 2 courses, wine and coffee

    Jeanne B.
    61, rue Lepic in the 18th (Metro: Absesses)
    T: 01.42.51.17.53
    Open 7/7
    17.00 E for 3 courses

    Jin Xin Lou’s French section
    63, rue de l'Amiral Mouchez in the 13th (RER: Cite Universitaire)
    T: 01.53.80.27.89
    Closed Wednesday dinner, Saturday lunch and Sundays.
    19.80 for 3 courses

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    1. re: John Talbott

      John - Thanks for your suggestions. Just added your blog to
      my favorites.

      To all - As Pat loves seafood, would especially appreciate some
      suggestions for mussels, which he loves, and bouillbaisse,
      which he has never had, especcially while they are on the coast.

      1. re: ferventfoodie

        Mussels are commonplace and can be found in every poissonnerie and many seafood-oriented eateries in Paris and other large-size, not too land-locked towns, and of course on the coast.
        Sorriest I don't know any resto that has good bouillabaisse in Cannes or Monte Carlo, two coastal cities on your list that I know relatively well. The dish is a Marseille specialty.

        1. re: ferventfoodie

          L'Ane Rouge in Nice (on teh harbor) is famous for their bouillabaisse. I haven't had it in a long time, but other hounds have reported positively fairly recently about it. That said, it's pricy, and must be ordered 24 hours ahead - for 2.