Marché d'Aligre

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To market we shall go
The belly of Paris lies in her markets; roving markets, covered markets and market streets. Each is worth a visit to get a true taste of the city, which makes the Marché d'Aligré a very special place as it is the only destination offering all three. Commerces de bouche (mouth businesses!) line up to sell their goods, an orchestra of voices ring out the daily specials while cheese mongers offer free samples. The selection changes with the seasons. In summer, apricots from the Roussillon, figs from Provençe and bouquets of herbs spill out of the cases and perfume the air. As fall arrives, the butcher will display fresh game from the hunt and somebody is bound to be shucking oysters, a glass wine not far away. After your visit the area is rich with restaurants serving feasts fresh from the market.

Photo : Sylvia Sabes
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