Fondue in Paris?

May 27th, 2007, 06:47 AM
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Fondue in Paris?

This might seem like a weird question but if anyone can answer it, it is the fodorites. Here goes. My wife and I will be returning to Paris later this summer. She was telling me about one of her earlier trips to Paris (before we met).

She has good memories about a street in Paris lined with fondue restaurants. She said the street ended by a small, old (perhaps medieval) square (not place des voges -- a very small square) that was surrounded by interested bar/restaurants.

Does anyone happen to know of a street in Paris that has several fondue places?

Thanks in advance!
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May 27th, 2007, 07:37 AM
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There is at least one fondue restaurant on Rue Mouffetard. I can't remember the name of it but the sign on window said Fondue & Raclette. It was full of people and what they were eating looked very good. Enjoy Paris!
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May 27th, 2007, 08:48 AM
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GR 5 has two locations. We ate at the one in the 16th. It was a great little spot with good food and wine and friendly staff and patrons. We will try the one in the 17th on our next trip as that is closer to our next apartment. I

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19, Rue Gustave-Courbet 75016 - Paris


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14, Rue Saussier Leroy 75017 - Paris
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May 27th, 2007, 09:17 AM
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Thank you for the replies.

Just a point of clarification. I'm not looking so much for a good fondue restaurant. Rather, some help in identifying and locating this particular street in Paris that has lots of fondue places on it.

Thanks!
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May 27th, 2007, 09:19 AM
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I think nini is right. Mouffetard comes into Place Contrescarpe which is like a small square. There are several fondue or raclette type restaurants on Mouffetard.
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May 27th, 2007, 09:30 AM
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At the end of these pictures are some photos of Mouffetard which might ring a bell:

http://tinyurl.com/2loo2v
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May 27th, 2007, 09:32 AM
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I punched in "Place Contrescarpe" into google images, pulled up some photos of the place, called my wife over, asked "is that it?" and she said

"Yeahhhhhhhhhh"

So, well done everyone. A thousand thank-yous. Now she thinks I am oh-so clever. I will not reveal my sources....
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May 27th, 2007, 09:37 AM
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robjame, thanks for the link. That is definitely the place. the funny thing is that she and i have been on Mouffetard together several times and she never once mentioned fodue or a square. memory is a funny thing....
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May 27th, 2007, 09:47 AM
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I ate at one on Blvd. des Italians, very close to Blvd. Haussmann. I think it's the 9th. There was also a Fondue restaurant on Blvd. Raspail in the 14th. It was almost across the street from my hotel which was at 212.
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May 27th, 2007, 10:19 AM
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SDA - I came upon this while lookinhg for pics of Contrescarpe:
http://tinyurl.com/2pbn6v
It is an audio, pictoral tour of the area and I think you would enjoy it.
Even if you don't understand the language, to hear it is magic.
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May 27th, 2007, 02:42 PM
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Bonjour! Just got back lastnight and rue de Huchette in the 5th, latin quarter just off a small square by rue St. Michel, don't know if this is your place, but there were a lot of fondue restaurants and we had raclette there at one of them. Enjoy!
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The Latin Quarter has two or three Fondue restaurants. The area obviously gets extremely busy/touristy, but if you can put up with that the food is actually quite nice.
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May 27th, 2007, 03:42 PM
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robjame,

thanks for the link. very nice. we enjoyed seeing and hearing it and can't wait to stroll around ourselves.
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