Hello helpful people,
My grandparents are coming to Europe (from the US) for their one and only overseas trip-of-a-lifetime in mid-August, and we're going to Paris to celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary (their dream). I want to find a restaurant for them, only I'm not sure where to look as their tastes/requirements are very different from mine. Can you help?
The restaurant needs to be:
1) Relatively inexpensive (mid-priced max)
2) Appropriate for 90-year-olds (not too loud, etc.)
3) Open at 5pm
4) But worthy of an anniversary dinner (atmospheric, good French food)
5) They requested near the river, if possible
I was thinking something Ile Saint-Louis...but then what there? Hard to find the places that might suit online...but perhaps someone who knows the city better can help? Or is there somewhere else you can recommend?
The other thing they would like to do is take a carriage ride. Does anyone know, is that something we need to arrange in advance, or can you just pick up carriages somewhere in the city. I was kind of hoping this might be a possibility for Montmartre, as I would really like to show them this area, but I worry they will have trouble with all the hills. If anyone could give any tips or inside intel on this, I would be extremely grateful!