Vegan Guide to Paris, France

Paris is the capital of France and is its most populated city. It's called the City of Lights and known for being one of the most romantic cities in the world. France is not known for being a vegan friendly place to visit but Paris is the exception to the rule. There is a surprising number of vegan places to eat in Paris. The city is probably best known for the Eiffel Tower, art museums such as the Louvre and for and the iconic Notre Dame Cathedral. What an amazing city to visit!

Why You Should Go: Paris is a great place to visit for the architecture, the history and the excitement of the city. Paris looks like Paris. It's iconic. It is a city with a lot of style and it is a joy to explore. There is so many places there to visit that are culturally significant and pretty much everywhere you go is good for a picture. It's fun checking out an art gallery, looking at famous buildings and people watching in a cafe. Plus the Catacombs of Paris are a crazy sight to see. Be warned, the lines are long.
Getting to Paris: You can fly in to Charles de Gaulle Airport or Paris Orly Airport. Once you fly in you can either catch a taxi or get the train to Paris. The airports are well connected. If you are in other parts of Europe you could get a train to Paris or take Flixbus. From the UK you can take the Eurostar from London St Pancras or you could even take the Megabus if you are a sucker for punishment.

How vegan friendly is it? We found that Paris had quite a few places to choose from for vegan food. We didn't get to try all of the places with vegan food but we did try a handful. A few places we have tried are Hank Burger, Hank Pizza, Aujourd'Hui Demain, and we grabbed some food from the grocery store Franprix. All of them were great. There are so many other places we wish we got a chance to visit.

An Example of Vegan Food Available:

Hank Burger: This is an all vegan burger places with lots of topping choices. We liked that it all seemed to be housemade and the sauces were amazing. In an expensive city the food was fairly reasonable.

Aujourd'Hui Demain: This is a vegan cafe that is a perfect place to visit for a coffee and some breakfast. We enjoyed the vegan yogurt with oatmeal and the baked goods. There is also a shop and clothing as well.

Hank Pizza: This is an all vegan pizza place and the sister restaurant to Hank Burger. They have the same combo system as Hank Burger where you can get a pizza, salad and drink for a deal. The pizza there is top notch. I think we prefer Hank Pizza over Hank Burger. 
Franprix: This is a grocery store that we saw all over Paris. It's weird listing it on here as a place for vegan food but we found it was a good place to go to find cheap vegan food. They have produce, french bread, hummus, falafel and olives. There is lots of options. It helps if you know enough french to read ingredients lists but if not stick to the nobrainer stuff.

For more vegan options in Paris check out Happy Cow which has a comprehensive list of vegan, vegetarian and veg-friendly places to eat. Happy Cow states that Paris has 62 fully vegan places. Sixty Two vegan places! 

Sight Seeing There are a lot of sights that make a trip to Paris well worth it. We don't have to convince you to see Paris. Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world. You have to see the Catacombs of Paris, the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, explore Le Marais neighbourhood, and this list could go on and on there is so many things to name. We've heard great things about visiting the Palace of Versailles. It's not in Paris but you can make a day trip going to see it. We went on a Seine River cruise and it was great. There is no shortage of things to see and do in Paris.

Where to stay: We stayed at My Hotel in France Le Marias and we were very pleased with the whole stay there. Paris is an expensive place to stay and visit but this hotel was quite reasonable during the days we were looking to visit. The prices seem to fluctuate a lot. You just need to shop around and maybe plan to visit during a cheaper time. This was a more budget hotel but it was conveniently located in the Le Marais neighbourhood which is one of the areas of Paris with a good number of vegan options. It was easy to get to this hotel by train from Charles de Gaulle Airport. Shop around and you can find some good deals in Paris.

Check out Paris's city guide for more information on their tourism.

Have you been to Paris before? What is your favourite thing to see? Where did you stay? What was your favourite vegan restaurant?