celiac in Paris


Dec 10th, 2006, 05:04 AM
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celiac in Paris

I love Paris but it breaks my heart that I cannot enjoy the wonderful bread and desserts.
If you are a celiac and have traveled to Paris and can give me some pointers I would very much appreciate it.
I am leaving for my trip on the 24th December. Thank-you
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Dec 10th, 2006, 05:32 AM
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There have been many threads here on this subject - if you search using the words celiac and coeliac, also gluten-free you will find lots of useful info. There was one recently which gives the address of a bakery is Paris which makes gluten-free bread to order.

Also I found this website recently - gluten-free in Paris - which may well be of help to you

Good luck and enjoy your trip!
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Dec 10th, 2006, 05:45 AM
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Moolyn's Excellent Adventures in the Dordogne: June 2006

Click on this post and it will have a lot of information you're needed. It's not Paris specific but good information about France. It's big to read but the weather is getting cold and it's a good read.

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Dec 10th, 2006, 06:54 AM
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thank you so very very much
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Missreadfan, France is one of the better countries to visit if you are a celiac because chefs tend to cook from scratch and know all the ingredients used. I ate very well when I was in the Dordogne in June. My trip report is pretty long but Iíve titled each section so you can scroll though to the ones about my meals:

Breakfast is the main problem as the traditional breakfast is bread or croissants. Some hotels offer breakfast buffets with fruit and yogurt, are able to provide an alternative or let you keep cheese, fruit and/or yogurt in their refrigerator to eat with GF bread or rice cakes that you provide. Iíve done all of these but I plan to rent an apartment the next time we visit Paris and make my own safe breakfasts.

The recent thread discussing celiacs in France and Italy is:

One of the most important things to do is carry cards explaining your dietary restriction in French. You can download travel cards and obtain other relevant information for the celiac traveler at:

"Boulangerie Artisanale Pain d'Epis", 63 avenue Bosquet near rue Cler in the 7th makes gluten free bread on order. For a GF dessert, indulge in the cheese tray or try Ils Flottant, soft meringue over custard, often with carmel sauce. Iím sure that you will be able to find GF macaroons as well.

Traditional crepes Berton, also known as galettes, are made from buckwheat flour or sarassin which is gluten free. I was advised to try the creperies in the "Breton" area, along rue d'Odessa and rue du Montparnasse, near the Montparnasse station as they are more likely to make galettes here in the traditional way without any wheat flour added.

I read on another website that the wife of the chef of Le Reminet is a celiac so he is very knowledgeable about gluten free cooking. Itís located at 3 rue des Grands-Degres in the 5th, almost directly across from Notre Dame. Open: Lunch: noon-2pm Thursday-Sunday, Dinner: 7:30pm-11pm Thursday-Sunday, closed for 3 weeks in August. This is what I copied from elsewhere:

ďA wonderful surprise was that the chef of what is my favorite restaurant in Paris, called LE REMINET, in the 5th, has a wife who is a Celiac! Book ahead. It is closed Monday and Tuesday. I can't tell you what a pleasure it was to feel 100% certain about everything he said. Tell the waiter that you can't eat wheat and he will get the chef to assist you in ordering. The food is wonderful, and the cost was 85 euros for two, including wine. Also itís an extremely friendly place.Ē

By the way, did you choose your screen name because you are a fan of the Miss Read books?

Julia, thanks so much for the link to the Gluten free Paris website! Iíve bookmarked it for future reference.
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Dec 11th, 2006, 03:09 AM
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Thank you for all your help. I am looking forward to my trip.
Yes, I admit I am a true fan of Miss Read.
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