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Lunch near Invalides?

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Lunch near Invalides?

Hello all! I'll be with my parents (late 60s) on a weekend afternoon, arriving at Invalides/Pont Napoleon III around noontime. Can anyone recommend a nearby place to grab lunch? Can be anything from a bistro down to simple sandwiches. Thanks!

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1. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

There's a nice cafe, perfect for lunch - composed salads, tartines, etc. to the east right next to Varenne metro station.

If you want a really nice lunch (a bit pricier than cafe food), Cafe (more a restaurant) de l'Esplanade is on the southwest corner of the esplanade (to the northwest of the building) at 52 rue Favert.

Both of the above have nice sidewalk areas for dining with (obviously) terrific views in the nice weather.

You really should choose a place ahead of time, as "Invalides" covers a lot of territory, and, other than cafes, many places are not open for lunch on weekends, so you'd be hiking all over looking for lunch if you don't plan ahead.

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2. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

Bistro de Breteuil.

http://www.bistrocie.fr/

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3. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

Bistro de Breteuil is an excellent suggestion, but it's best to reserve in advance and plan to go there by bus (#28) or taxi.

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4. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

Also the 39 bus.

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5. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

Actually, the bistro mentioned here is a bit pricey for my parents. Anything nearby that's cheaper? Doesn't have to be fancy or anything. Just food. Thanks!

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6. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

For 1 euro you can access the gardens at the Rodin Museum (next door to the Invalides). Inside there is a lovely cafe that is affordable and conveniently located in one of the most beautiful gardens in Paris.

L'Esplanade is ridiculously overpriced.

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7. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

I would head west to Place de l"Ecole Militaire and lunch at the Terrasse Cafe (no reservation needed) or even less expensive--pick up a sandwich, drink and fruit at the Shopi Supermarket around the corner(42 Ave. de la Motte Picquet) and have a picnic in the Champs de Mars.

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8. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

II would second the garden of the Rodin if the weather cooperates - it really is lovely. -

If you head down rue de Bourgogne (directly across from the Rodin entrance) there are a couple of places along the street and at the end Cafe Bourbon is a good spot - outside and inside seating - probably a five-ten minute walk from the Invalides

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9. Re: Lunch near Invalides?

FOr the Rodin, the cafe has inside seating. Oh, and you can skip the line. Just enter directly and tell the guard that it is for garden only. He'll show you the machine that takes your euro.

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