After enjoying a very nice lunch pick up some deli-esq eats to take home and enjoy. Although it may not technically be part of the market, (I have not checked), as it is market adjacent there is one of my favourite shops in Paris, perhaps the world, and no I am not speaking hyperbolically. There is a little shop that sells old photos. Some framed, these are more expensive, others are loose in boxes, these are cheaper and my favourite as I like to rummage. A big treat for me is to have a good hour to do this. I am obsessed with what images people chose to document in the days before digital. Film photography was expensive and so they needed to count and they deserve our respect.
It has been a while since I shared with you one of my Paris faves. I guess my mind has been so preoccupied with baby growing and the renovation in Yorkshire I forgot that it is easy to take the city for granted. The sun is out and it is time to wander. This is the best city in the world to wander in and it is mostly flat so you can walk for miles without breaking a sweat even in the heat. In fact I hold Paris responsible for me losing all of my baby weight. I wandered for miles daily with Sebastian and still ate my fill of pastries.
Le marché des enfants rouges is the oldest covered market in Paris and is situated in the 3eme arrondissement.
The food is perfect if you are like me and and enjoy a global vibe on your plate you are in luck, world food is key here and it is all authentic, fresh and reasonably priced. Okay the Moroccan food is not Moroccan prices but hey we are in Paris so cut me some slack. One thing I love is that there is a good range of vegetarian food available something that is high on my agenda, there are also a few vegan choices too in a couple of the eateries.
If you are with little ones there is a lovely park close by, I think it is always good to have a bribe in your back pocket although Sebastian does love a cafe and shopping and will sometimes decline a park in favour of a brocante. I have raised a true Parisian!