HOME > Chowhound > France >
What have you made lately? Get great advice
TELL US

Wedding / Honeymoon in Paris

d
dawsoneats Aug 10, 2013 04:11 PM

We are going to be in Paris next April for our wedding and honeymoon. We're both 1st timers and appreciate any advice on best places for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Open to all types of cuisine but we want to do the "must eats" in the city.

We have 3 days to so 9-12 meals total. Any extra special recs for our wedding dinner would be great.

  1. John Talbott Aug 10, 2013 06:55 PM

    OK, Let us know a bit about what you want, specifically
    - whether you're comfortable travelling 15-45 minutes on public transportation,
    - what sort of food you like
    - whether you have price limits
    - what you've learned from the learned discussions here from threads where we've addressed similar queries and
    - whether you are 21 and go full-bore 1,000 calories a dish or 78 yo and order 2 starters and that's it.

    3 Replies
    1. re: John Talbott
      d
      dawsoneats Aug 10, 2013 07:18 PM

      -whether you're comfortable travelling 15-45 minutes on public transportation. Yes, we don't mind traveling.

      - what sort of food you like. I, personally, like all types of food. She's fairly adventurous and will try just about anything but would prefer a place that has some "safer" options i.e. not an entire seafood / wild game menu.

      - whether you have price limits. Price is a consideration, but its not restrictive. We wlll try to eat at least 1-2 meals at all price points.

      - what you've learned from the learned discussions here from threads where we've addressed similar queries. I'm thinking Le Cinq for our wedding dinner. Chez LAJ for another dinner. We're also going to do one picnic at the Eiffel tower.

      - whether you are 21 and go full-bore 1,000 calories a dish or 78 yo and order 2 starters and that's it. We're young and can eat.

      1. re: dawsoneats
        John Talbott Aug 11, 2013 06:22 AM

        OK aside from Le Cinq & L'Ami Jean I'll put out 5 from this year:
        Jean-Louis Nomicos
        110 Taillevent
        Sergent Recuiter
        Petit Champarret
        Premices
        and 5 from all-time:
        Spring
        Ze Kitchen Galerie
        La Regalade St. Honore
        Saturne
        MBC

        1. re: John Talbott
          d
          dawsoneats Aug 11, 2013 06:53 AM

          Thanks. I'll read up on these and bump this thread when I have an updated itinerary.

    2. Yank Aug 11, 2013 07:44 AM

      Aside from the restaurants have you done all of the paperwork required to get married in France? I'm sure you probably have, but I'm remembering what a rigmarole it was when our niece decided to get married in France.

      We did get through it all, but it wasn't easy even with my wife & living here so we could help out. The French do love their paperwork.

      All ended well with a super meal by our local traiteur..

      I'd limit the restaurants as there are more interesting things to do when on honeymoon in Paris than eat..

      3 Replies
      1. re: Yank
        sunshine842 Aug 11, 2013 07:51 AM

        I was thinking about raising this question, too -- it's far more difficult and expensive than most people would think...or believe once they see the list of requirements (not least being a 60-day residency requirement to post the banns....)

        We gave up on the idea and just got married at home....we got to go live full-time in France down the road.

        1. re: Yank
          d
          dawsoneats Aug 11, 2013 01:42 PM

          It's going to be a ceremony, but not a legal wedding. We will get the paperwork in the US before traveling abroad.

          1. re: dawsoneats
            Yank Aug 12, 2013 04:01 AM

            Good idea. I think?

            A 5-6 years ago we arranged a 'blessing' with a local priest for the son & his bride of a friend of ours. That worked very well. They married in the states then came over with a small group, stayed at a great hotel & had some super meals.
            The blessing took place in a beautiful church in St Antonin Noble Val.

            Of course you have to be religious to do this one.

        2. i
          INDIANRIVERFL Aug 11, 2013 08:15 AM

          You plan on eating on your honeymoon??

          What a novel idea.

          1. Parnassien Aug 12, 2013 03:40 PM

            Despite the Talbott guy's attempts to pin you down, your request is still a little too open-ended for us to be helpful. Paris is just too full of possibilities. Maybe if you narrow it down to location/ intersection closest to your hotel/ apartment, give us a more defined budget (30€ ?, 100€ ? or 600 € pp ?), give us an idea of how many will be in your group, and how many meals will be group affairs, etc, we can offer more targetted suggestions.

            2 Replies
            1. re: Parnassien
              John Talbott Aug 12, 2013 04:53 PM

              "Despite the Talbott guy's attempts to pin you down"
              How can I disagree?
              And in case anyone else is listening, it's always helpful for us to know street crossings and Metro stops if you want places that are walkable.

              1. re: John Talbott
                d
                dawsoneats Aug 16, 2013 10:00 AM

                We're going to be staying close to the Louvre. There will be 2 of us, you know it being our honeymoon and all. Our budget is flexible were not tied down by price point but want to experience all different types of cuisine.

            2. t
              t19103 Aug 22, 2013 02:05 PM

              CONGRATULATIONS!!!

              Show Hidden Posts