The chances of finding vegetarian main dishes on the menus of traditional French restaurants are not good, though these days some of the newer, more innovative establishments will often have one or two on offer. It’s also possible to put together a meal from vegetarian starters, omelettes and salads. Your other option is to go for a Middle Eastern or Indian restaurant or head for one of the city’s handful of proper vegetarian restaurants – they do tend to be based on a healthy diet principle rather than haute cuisine, but at least you get a choice.

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