Thanks to David Lebovitz, this trip to Paris was not only full of amazing side trips to try out local grub, I got to visit three very busy and colourful markets. Armed with my metro ticket and camera, I braved the throngs of locals as they went about with their grocery shopping.

Marché Biologique Batignolles – located in a rather quiet neighbourhood, it was the smallest of the three markets I visited. Full of fresh vegetables, baked goods, an amazing rotisserie and hoards of cheese. Oh my goodness, the cheese…

Barbès Market – The most international market. Quite an experience this one. It was very noisy, very crowded and just a tad intimidating. Located under the train tracks, it stretches for as long as I could see the tracks above me. Shouts from vendors and customers yelling and haggling were still ringing in my ears after I left.

Bastille Market – The largest outdoor market in Paris. It was spacious and easy to wander and linger and check out each stall. Benches were scattered around for the weary shoppers. There was a good variety of cooked food stalls as well – crepes, paella, prawn fritters, baklava – I could just have a very full meal just walking through here and trying out the goodies.


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  1. AMAZING!! Love the pictures!!


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