FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD – HOW TO SHOP AND EAT LIKE A LOCAL IN PARIS

Said to be the oldest patisserie in Paris, Stohrer is in rue Montorgueil. Photo, frommers

Paris is Europe’s most densely populated city, and offers a mind-boggling array of food offers.  There are even local Parisian products available, if you know where to look.  One of the great advantages of renting an apartment rather than staying in a hotel is that you can explore so many wonderful culinary treats from almost any district in which you find yourself on your daily excursions.  However, no matter where you stay, it’s easy to put together a picnic of goodies from your neighbourhood to enjoy in one of the many parks or down by the Seine on a warm evening.

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DISCOVER RUE PONCELET’S OUTSTANDING OUTDOOR MARKET

Spectacular fresh produce display, rue Poncelet. Photo, pinterest

According to the Mairie de Paris, there are more than 82 markets in Paris.  This equates to at least one market in every one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, and the number increases the further out you head from the centre.

One of the best-loved markets for Parisians is located in the rue Poncelet in the 17th arrondissement.

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PARIS ON A PLATE: PLACE MONGE MARKET

The freshest seasonal produce, available all year round. Photo, Paris + Plus
The freshest seasonal produce, available all year round. Photo, Paris + Plus

The numerous outdoor markets of Paris are one of the many reasons why we love coming to Paris!    If great food and the freshest produce are passions of yours too, next time you’re in Paris, make sure to get to Place Monge on a market day.

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The Road To Gastronomic Heaven In Paris

Patisserie Stohrer. Photo, oulalaParis

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.

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