paris water

Jun 13th, 2005, 05:11 PM
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paris water

Hello to everyone.
Silly question but.
Does anyone know what a bottle
of mineral water costs in a cafe or a restaurant in Paris.
Thanl you in advance.
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Jun 13th, 2005, 05:38 PM
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Looking through fairly recent receipts, a bottle of Badoit mineral water at Le Bouillion Racine cost 6€, at Le Bistrot Mazarin, a bottle of Pellegrino cost 4.20 €, and at Le Marigny Bar Brasserie, a nice glass of kir sauvignon cost only 3.20 €! What on earth was I thinking, drinking water in Paris???
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Jun 13th, 2005, 05:55 PM
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As per Mermaid's reply - a 6 pack of 1.5l bottles was 6.95€ from the Franprix store (but a 75ml of chardnay was 2.60&euro ... at the Louvre a 33ml of water was 2.05€ and at resturants a 50ml was about 4€ (where as a 50ml of wine was 8-12€, so water was rarely our drink of choice ... BTW a 33ml can of Coke & a glass of wine were usually about the same price at most resturants).

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Jun 14th, 2005, 05:07 AM
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Jun 14th, 2005, 05:20 AM
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The tap water is excellent. Ask for a carafe d'eau [carafe dough]. More euros for wine!
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Jun 14th, 2005, 06:39 AM
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last time i asked for a carafe d'eau at gundel in budapest they charged me 5 or 6 euros for it and SAID it was mineral water.
they got an interesting letter of complaint from me, after complaining to the waiter to no avail.

will i be charged in france for my carafe??
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Jun 14th, 2005, 07:03 AM
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Yeah, I was just there a few months ago and dropped by my neighborhood cafe for a HALF of bottle and was charged 5.50 Euros. I almost had a heart attack. I've been vacationing in Paris almost annually since the mid-70s, so it's not that I'm not used to the high prices, but that was beyond ridiculous. Unfortunately I arrived on a Sunday and the supermarket...across from the cafe was closed...I usually go there and buy about 4 1-litre bottles of Evian or Vittel which is real cheap. I was VERY dehydrated after a long flight from Los Angeles and it was Very hot and dry outside...a REAL weather fluke for the end of had just snowed hard the week before... I was desperate for water that day ,but should have asked the price before having ordered, but I honestly didn't think it would have been that much. Happy Travels!
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Jun 14th, 2005, 07:38 AM
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Th carafe déau is free. There´s even a law in France (or at least there was) that said tap water has to be free in bars and restaurants. They might not like it, but it definitely is free. Most business owners have absolutely no problems with you ordering just tap water.

If you´re thirsty try pastis. It comes with a carafe d´eau. Always. It´s quite strong alcohol, but you are supposed to mix it with water. Usually costs about one half or even one third of what a soda would be. Most typical price for a pastis is 2€.
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Jun 14th, 2005, 08:10 AM
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On the same topic, what can we expect to pay for regular bottled water in London and in Dublin? Thanks!
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Jun 14th, 2005, 09:49 AM
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They have water in Paris?

Just kidding - but it was amusing when we asked for water, they always asked, 'With gas or without?".
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Jun 14th, 2005, 01:11 PM
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Badoit is very nice mineral water to drink with meals. However, tap water is fine. Most locals have an inexplicable attachment to bottled water, and so local restaurants tend to assume that you want bottled water when you ask for water, unless you specifically ask for tap water.
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Jun 14th, 2005, 04:26 PM
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50 ml of wine is 8 to 12 euro? That's about 3 tablespoons. The French do have some nice wines, but 10 euro or so for 3 tablespoons?

Or does ml stand for something other than millilitre?
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Jun 14th, 2005, 06:41 PM
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I imagine travelmaster meant cl, not ml. 50 cl is a typical size of a small carafe or pitcher of wine, and 33 cl for a soft drink can. I have never paid 8-12 euro for 50 cl of wine in a cafe, though, nor wine that wasn't bottled. I don't buy real expensive wine, however, I'm sure you could. I think I've usually paid 3-4 euro for a 50 cl bottle of mineral water in a restaurant/cafe.
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Jun 15th, 2005, 07:26 AM
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Christina/Rufus ... yes, I errored, as in Canada the cans/bottles are marked as 'ml' while in France they were maked as 'cl', so while I correctlt recalled the # difference I missed the descriptor ... Z
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