Non tourist bistros in the 6th
We will be staying in the Saint Germain area the first week of January.
Can anyone recommend non touristy restaurants in the area?
Saint Germain des Prés is one of the most touristized areas of Paris. If you mean restaurants without a high proportion of foreign visitors and suburban day trippers, you're almost out of luck, especially at weekends. If you want to avoid tourist traps with mediocre cuisine, lots of choices.
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ha ha - so true. There a much bigger Paris out there, that is beautiful and frequented by real people, nice people and feels good. Too often visitors gravitate towards the Latin Quarter.
Could this be what Groucho Marx meant when he said... "I don't want to belong to any club that will accept people like me as a member."
"You need get out of touristy St Germain if you don't want to go to places frequented by … people like yourself."
"If there were any, once they'd be mentioned here they wouldn't be non-touristy anymore."
OK, I was trying to be polite and not give my lecture #34b, which is,
1. if you want good food that other folks are still finding, go out of the inner snail circle that is Arr's 1-10;
2. if you want to avoid "your" people, eat at really new places not featured on Chowhound or the New York Times,
3. And buy a Navigo which allows you to be anywhere in town in 10-45 minutes.