Wedding / Honeymoon in Paris
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.
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.
re: John Talbott
-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.
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..
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.
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.
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.