Hello, my name is Maria and I’m obsessed by food markets. If you are a foodie too strolling through Rue Cler and Rue de Buci is an experience for the soul. They are two of the best food markets in Paris.
Rue de Buci in the St-Germaine-des-Pres area of Paris holds a lively food market every morning. The area is synonymous with intellectual life centered around the bars and cafes.
So, we take picking the correct cheese for our supper to a deeper, more considered level.
I find myself staring at the choice in a dream-like state. Fortunately, Andy has his intellect switched on and a choice is made.
These potatoes are quite heavenly and fondant in style as they are cooked at the bottom of a rotisserie oven in the buttery chicken juices. Large scoop please…
We took one of the roasted chickens to accompany the potatoes.
The Parisians are dog lovers too and Charlotte and I find ourselves meeting and greeting as many pooches as we can. I fell in love with this one.
Around Rue de Buci you will find many cafes and food shops, such as Grom gelato and playful Macaroon shops, but this one has become a firm favourite.
Bellota-Bellota is a temple to Iberian cuisine, so us girls take a chair while our men have some fun.
The tasting is done and various slices are bought.
Nearby along a very old lane you come across this dazzling chocolate mecca Un Dimanche a Paris. It sells everything your chocolate loving heart desires.
Us girls are in our element this time.
It’s such a pleasurable experience seeing things made so well.
and to watch the patisseries and chocolates being made in the spotless kitchen (positioned between their shop and their restaurant).
Ahhh, I could stay all day it’s so pretty.
I’m persuaded to leave by the promise of a visit to Rue Cler. It is found in the seventh arrondissement, the richest in Paris, between the Eiffel Tower and the Hotel des Invalides.
Here, everything seems top notch. Even this little girl is impressed.
This shop smelt incredible and was absolutely rammed with French cheeses.
This Parisian lady knew exactly what she wanted.
There are lots of cafes and more chances to love up some cute canines. Charlotte still hasn’t got over this one.
You see this shop a lot in the guide books. It is a feast for the eyes.
and is stuffed full of Italian produce.
As you’d expect wine shops are everywhere in Paris.
As we began our walk away from Rue Cler we came across this little gem – Aux Merveilleux de Fred.
Not sure what it was selling but crossed the road impressed by its chandelier.
Turns out they make exquisite meringues and little else. They had vanilla, coffee and chocolate left.
They were light, airy, and crispy when you bite them, but then you get a soft, smooth, rich cream filling inside.
Perfect end to a perfectly foodie day.
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