It’s market day in Paris. Gather your basket and foraging hats, we’re off!
Boulevard Raspail Market
My friend Peta (who was staying with us for this week of our trip) has spent some time in Paris, finding favourite corners and hidden gems, so she couldn’t wait to take us to her favourite market – the beautiful Boulevard Raspail’s organic Sunday market. We walked to the corner of Rue du Cherche-Midi and Rue de Rennes from our apartment first thing, working up a big appetite, and there we were…amongst the locals filling their baskets with heavenly produce. I’d like to imagine them returning home with their loot and creating a fabulous, seasonal Sunday meal for their families.
First we browsed the stores, marvelling at the colours and textures and sheer wholesome beauty of it all…
Berry Tart. So tart, so divine.
Fruit and Nut Bread. Chunky perfection.
We spent the remainder of the day walking, wandering, wishing we could stay longer. Ben and I visited my favourite Musée Rodin and dreamt of moving into the beautiful house. Yes, I’d be quite happy living there.
That evening we had dinner plans with friends from home. In 2009 we met our friend, Belinda, at a fabulous, lively restaurant in the Marais – good times were had. In 2012, we all happened to be back in Paris at the same time! So naturally we had to met for another meal at Chez Marianne. Thankfully, it very much lived up to our expectations.
We selected a variety of plates and all shared. That’s the way you do it at Chez Marianne. We ordered bottles of the house red, complete with the classy portait – excellent.
A walk to the Seine to see the light show from afar was a fittingly beautiful way to end day 3 in Paris.