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Paris in Winter ... with Dietary Retsrictions

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This might be a challenge. DP and I will be going to Paris late Feb/early March. I’ve read the threads about favorite things to do and so many of them involve strolling and sitting in outdoor cafes. That sounds so wonderful, but unless I’m exceptionally lucky with the weather, I don’t expect to be doing too much of these things in late February. (We’ll wear lots of layers, but even doing so, we both got sick after strolling in NYC early December—and at times it was just too bitter cold to enjoy.)

At another time of year, walking miles and miles, and soaking in the city would be our preference, but because we had no option about the timing (we’ll be coming after working in Ireland), we chose Paris because of the plethora of museums where we can stay warm.

So … what are your favorite WINTER activities in Paris?

Our “must-see” list already includes a tour of the catacombs, Musee D’Orsay, the Louvre, Notre Dame, and a day trip to Versailles. We’ll have 5-1/2 days (and no jet lag, coming from Ireland) and that’s enough art museums for me. Looking at my list, it might already be enough to fill all of our time! Maybe a tour of the sewers?

Oh … and a second question.

I have strict dietary limitations due to health issues: no sugar; alcohol; coffee; no seafood; and very little fat. Sampling pastries, sipping wine, lingering over coffee in a charming café, drinking rich hot cocoa and nibbling macaroons will definitely not be happening.

Any restaurant suggestions? Places that serve simple, healthy food? (salads, grilled or roast chicken, steamed vegetables …) We’ll be staying in the Marais (the 4th).

It would be much easier if we had a little apartment (which we usually do), but not speaking the language, DP felt more comfortable with staying in a hotel where we can ask questions of the desk clerks.

Have I chosen the wrong city?

PS. I've been off of sugar and alcohol for thirty years. But I’ve only recently had to add coffee to the list of no-no’s. The jury is still out on whether life is still worth living ;-).

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