Sunday, July 29, 2007

French Market


It's Sunday, it's market day! I took the photo of this beautiful one on Place Baudoyer, near the Hotel de Ville. In Paris, it's pretty common to find "real" markets around the corner and Parisians love them. There are also 3 organic markets and several indoor markets where you can shop everyday. Here is a list.

9 comments:

  1. I love these kinds of shots of "every day" Paris. :D

    Next time, if you could aim a little closer to the tomatoes, though, just a suggestion ;)

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  2. Looks tempting. I'd like to be wandering around there now, buying fresh ingredients for the evening meal. yum!

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  3. Thank you so much for this one. It is my birthday and I came here to look at your daily photo to see "my birthday scene". It couldn't be more appropriate, I love Parisian markets with all of my heart. I still carry around my old market bag from when I lived in Paris and I drag it to the closest thing I have to a real outdoor produce market here in Atlanta. I pay too much rent and live in this neighborhood, specifically so I can walk to an outdoor market, all because I miss walking to Paris markets so much. Thanks for the picture, for all of them!

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  4. oh, the choices! We have a market in our small Vancouver Island (Canada) city, but only one morning a week and only through the summer.

    Happy Birthday, brilliant! It's my husband's birthday today as well.

    If you have a moment, my blogpost today has a couple of favourite Paris street shots from our last two visits on my blog. Nothing like Eric's, of course, but they capture a tiny bit of how this traveller experiences the city.

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  5. Am I reading these prices correctly? 3 peppers for .98 euro? Nothing like local produce! Here in New England we've come to realize that most of our bottled apple juice comes from China.

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  6. We have fine marchés de légumes here in San Diego too -- I'll be off to the Sunday version very shortly, having finished watching the end of the Tour de France, and having seen the wonderful film of Edith Piaf's life last night. It's really French weekend here, and I'll be in Paris for real in three weeks.

    One thing I never see here or in London markets is fresh white haricot beans, still in their pods. Whenever I get to France I rush to buy some and make soupe au pistou -- they're so much tastier than the dried ones.

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  7. Greg, I think it's 2.98 Euros (or 2 something) Euros for a kg of pepper. All the prices are "per kg" and 1 kilo is a little under 2 pounds. 1 euro is approx $ 1.5 these days. Hope that helps :)

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  8. Yes, fun market though pretty small by comparison to many of the others. It is pleasant to buy "stuff" at these very French markets.

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