Whenever we’re in Paris, we love to explore some of the wonderful food areas of the city. We’re very fortunate that one of the best outdoor markets in Paris at Place Monge in the 5th arr. is right on our doorstep.
Rue Montorgueil on the Right Bank has also long been a firm favourite.
We were very curious to see just how they could create a museum from such an esoteric subject as perfume. It also had the potential to be quite overwhelming, with too many scents vying with each other, and a sinus-sufferer’s worst nightmare!
As it turned out, it’s one of the most fascinating concepts we’ve ever experienced.
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. (Julia Child)
When one of the great American cooks, Julia Child, first set foot in Paris, she knew she’d landed in food heaven. As she discovered, this accolade not only referred to the myriad cafes, bistros and temples of haute cuisine, but also embraced the numerous shops catering to professional as well as enthusiastic home cooks. Food heaven indeed.