World Cup Watching Venues
I'll be in Paris for the finals. Four years ago, we ate at L'homme on the Trocadero and were able to view the game on the large screens. Well, as everyone knows that venue is no more, so I am looking for suggestions. I will have my 16 year old nephew with me so not looking for anything too fancy - as always, thanks in advance!
Figaroscope just published a venue guide. In French but easy enough to figure out.
The Kia Cabane boat at the Port des Champs Elysées near the Pont Alexandre III on the Right Bank of the Seine has the largest screen and Brazilian nosh but space is pretty limited and you will probably require divine intervention to get a spot for the final.
Lots more venues so just google "Coupe Mondiale 2014 où regarder à Paris"
A Chowhound fave, Au Dernier Métro on the boulevard Grenelle in the 15th, doubles as a sports bar and will undoubtedly be transmitting World Cup matches. But the giant screens aren't really all that giant and viewing can easily be obstructed by others.
Parigi has a bar she goes to watch Barca but she's away right now and I can't remember its name.
A few more remarks:
Just watched a match at Kia Cabana near the Pont Alexandre III... electric atmosphere, fab drinks, very good nosh... but a rugby scrum to get in and out... reservations are essential (and then lots of Kia marketing in your in-box)... I only got in thanks to a connection so I don't know how a tourist will fare.
If France reaches the quarter finals, the official ban on giant screens in public will be "revisited".
Da Carmine on rue des Martyrs. Wide screen, good pizza, lovely Neapolitan boss Carmine.
Dans Les Landes too. But no sound.