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Is it worth travelling across Paris?

My husband and I will be visiting Paris for a week at the end of October. This is my fourth trip and I have decided to plan our evening eating in advance despite the dreaded fear of trying to speak in French over the phone. We are renting an apartment on the border of the 11th & the 3rd and I have come up with a pretty good list of options around this part of town. We plan to eat mainly in bistros as the budget doesn't stretch to the likes of Pierre Gagniere (unfortunately) Many of the discussions here focus on restaurants in the 6th/7th, is it worth making the journey or is this more a reflection of the fact that many visitors stay in this area and therefore establishments in these areas are more likely to have been visited by travelers to Paris ?
i have been considering
L'Ami Jean
Les Fables de la Fontaine
Chez Dumonet Josephine

Closer to home:
Le Chateaubriand
Bistro Paul Bert
Chez Michel
L'Ambassade d'Auvergne
A La biche au bois
Pramil
Auberge Pyrenees-Cevennes
Le Marsangy
Le Pamphlet

And we have a definite reservation at Spring, that I am very excited about.

So should I consider crossing the Seine or not?

Thanks

Sep 01, 2007
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