Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Never a Dull Moment


on rue Mouffetard. The market is humming from mardi-dimanche, unlike other street markets around Paris that are only open one or two days a week.  When we stayed in an apartement near here in the summer of 2009, we shopped here daily. We loved getting to buy fresh fruits and vegetables on our way home from the Mètro every day!

A special hello to the delightful couple that I met on Saturday at Do Dah Day. They told me they read this blog every day.  They renewed their vows at the beautiful Madeleine Church in Paris a few years ago and love Paris as much as I do! 

19 comments:

Ginnie said...

Our market down the street from us, Virginia, is open only on Monday morning...and a portion of it on Saturday morning. So what happens for the people who work, right? It would be great to have a market open from Mardi-Dimanche. So colorful.

Shell Sherree said...

I'm sure my intake of fruit and veges would increase if I was walking past this daily. Lovely vibrant scene, V.

Dianne said...

When I see photos of Rue Mouffetard Virginia - I think of the most perfect creme brulee - just across the street - I would return to Paris for just one mouthful!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

There's nothing dull about this ma.rket! what a great photo

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Always like down-to-earth markets on the streets then those in the supermarkets in a building !

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I have tried to make it to as many markets in Paris as possible since the atmosphere is different in each. For all the times Holly and I stayed on Rue Bernardin the Place Maubert market was our "regular" and where we made friends. Love the bright colors in your shot, V.

Daryl said...

SIGH .. some day ...

Alexa said...

Once upon a time I lived not far from this fabulous market. Le grand sigh . . .

Kathy said...

I've been there a few times ... it's wonderful. We always buy the ingredients for a great French picnic there, and usually end up somewhere near Notre dame to eat it.
So sad I won't be going there this year!
xxx

Starman said...

When we were in the apartment across from l'Hôtel de Sully, there was a market just steps from our entrance. We never even stopped.

biebkriebels said...

I love those markets, not only in Paris, but in other parts of France too. The "vide greniers" on sunday mornings are so great to visit. We buy clothes, paintings or some old "petanque balls" whatever we like.

Peter said...

Yes, a nice way to shop! ... and the local markets on the countryside are even better! Where I live, there is a covered market, open six days a week as well! Long live the markets!

**CREATIVE CARMELINA** said...

The romance of a market will never cease to amaze me...maybe it's the hustling about and the variety! I love it all! I'm your newest blog follower, stop by sometime to visit me in my little corner of the world!


Ciao Bella!


CREATIVE CARMELINA

Noortje said...

gorgeous pic! oh how i wish i could live in paris..
great blog!
xo

M said...

Love the Paris markets -- will have to put this one on my list as I don't believe I've been there, yet. Love the sunlit canopies!

Pamela said...

Love this kind of shopping!

TheChieftess said...

love street markets...love local FRESH produce!!!

Harriet said...

What a nice life style -- having the market come to the people.

mamaof2gymnasts said...

just discovered your blog through Project 64. I'm excited looking through your pictures of Paris and need to have my daughter look at them. She also is a lover of all things French and our family took a trip to Paris last summer! We returned to Rue Mouffetard twice during our short stay as we loved it sooo much!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful photos!