For non-French speaking people France can be a difficult country to get around in, especially when trying to follow a strict gluten-free diet. Fortunately, if you know, you are going to be eating gluten-free (Sans Gluten), then before travelling to France it is important that you print out a French celiac restaurant card which explains that you must not eat anything containing gluten. I will also recommend you obtain an English to French translation for some of your favorite types of meals, entrees, salads, fish, meat, chicken, beef and desserts. This is especially helpful when trying to explain how you like your food to be cooked.
So armed with your limited knowledge of French, you decide to eat out. You will find certain restaurants not as cheap as you may be used to if you live in the United States, but there are some of the others which are not as expensive.
Restaurant menus are rarely translated into English, so you must be prepared, or have a translator with you.
First, I recommend you try Des SI & Des Mets Restaurant, at 63, Rue Lepic, 75018 Paris, Tel 01 42 55 19 61 Ask for their Menu Sans Gluten, this is one restaurant in Paris that actually has one and offers a good selection of dishes which are reasonably priced. Lunch is 26 Euros and brunch is available for 22 Euros.
Next, this is a smaller restaurant called The Biosphare, at 57, Rue Saint Maur, 75011 Paris, Tel 01 48 06 08 81. The Biosphare has a restaurant and a take away section and offers a gluten-free menu. Last I checked you can order gluten-free dishes and its not overly expensive.
If you want to try a British Style Pub in Paris then try Le Bombadier Pub, at 2, Place du Pantheon, 75005 Paris Tel 01 43 54 79 22. They offer a selection of bar type meals, a number of which are gluten-free.
Then if you really feel swish and you want to see and sit on the River Seine, go to the Cafe Barge Restaurant, at 5, Port de la Rapee, 75012 Paris Tel 01 40 02 09 09. The barge is quite a long 300 tons of boat, the interior has been done out in expensive style, by Roland Bijaoui. The Barge is actually parked on side of the River Seine and offers a good selection, but pricy, of fish, meats and fine wines, a number of the dishes are gluten-free. Try it for the atmosphere at night in Paris on the River Seine!
There are a lot more restaurants to come, in Eating Gluten-Free in Paris France, Part 2.