Restaurant La Bucherie + Shakespeare & Company

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Restaurant La Bucherie

Following an afternoon of Parisian attractions, our footsteps can be traced to this Restaurant La Bucherie located only steps away from La Seine. This was not a calculated move; we could not find a proper dining Trip Advisor-advised location that fits our itinerary. We settled in to rest our very exhausted legs. Coincidentally, we also noticed that this restaurant sits right next to Shakespeare & Company, a lovely and popular bookstore.
Itinerary for Day One in Paris
1. Pantheon
2. Luxembourg Palace & Gardens
3. Restaurant La Bucherie + Shakespeare & Company
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
5. The Louvre Museum
6. Champ Elysees & Arc de Triomphe OR Jardin des Tuileries


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Shakespeare & Company
Shakespeare & Company
Water stops in Paris

This bookstore was surrounded by quite an incredible crowd, but there's a reason for that. At any one point, there was only a limited number of people who can browse the bookstore. A gatekeeper stood at the entrance. No photo-taking was allowed but I only noticed the sign on my way out. Oops! It felt quite commercialized with the swarming tourists especially around that area. I would imagine it to be much more enjoyable if it's more quaint and quiet, hole-in-wall sort of bookstore. They have a pretty little website here.
Important notes for the travelers
- Shakespeare & Company makes a very useful pit-stop to refill your water bottles.
- There is also a mailbox and postcards sold here.

Shakespeare and Company
37 Rue de la Bûcherie
75005 Paris
France
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie
Restaurant La Bucherie

Our (very) early dinner was settled at Restaurant La Bucherie as our stomachs were rumbling as early as 4 in the afternoon. It was also a good timing to stop because the sun rays were really strong then. Having said that, it was not exactly the best choice because the waiting time was atrocious - at least 40 minutes! It was precious minutes that could have been spent seeing more attractions especially in the daytime because Parisian shops close very early at 6pm. It sure didn't give me a good impression and I was pass caring whether the food was good or not by the 30-minute mark. But anyway it was pretty delicious in general so I kind of forgot about the long waiting time after that. The steak and roasted chicken are recommended. Their house white wine is pretty good too.

Important notes for the travelers
- Only for those with plenty of time to idle away.
- Distracted service but when they do attend to you, they are quite nice.
- Toilets are available but not in the best conditions. Not suitable for elderly - you have to descend a flight of dark/winding stairs to reach them.


Itinerary for Day One in Paris
1. Pantheon
2. Luxembourg Palace & Gardens
3. Restaurant La Bucherie + Shakespeare & Company
4. Notre Dame Cathedral
5. The Louvre Museum
6. Champ Elysees & Arc de Triomphe OR Jardin des Tuileries

Want an alternative one day itinerary in Paris?
>>> Itinerary for Day Two in Paris

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