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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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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In the Footsteps of Julia Child

In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. (Julia Child)

Cooks’ heaven – E. Dehillerin. Photo, David Lebovitz

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.

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