Thai near Biblio Nat/Palais Royale (2ème)? in France: Dining Posted September 4, 2008 There is also Baan Boran, near Palais Royale which is quite good. Also, there is a place called Num, on rue Coquilliere in the 1st near Les Halles, surrounded by tourists traps, that was surprisingly good. At first glance, it looks like the kind of place that would cater to the see-and-be-seen crowd, with no regard for food, but I've been twice and was pleasantly surprised with the food. The chef was previously the sous-chef at Thiou.