Monday, August 2, 2010

Paris Market I -- Place Maubert




In the 5ième arr. on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays beginning at 7am the street market at Place Maubert is open for business. If you come in late the night before a market day, you can see the bones of the tents ready for the morning opening. One comes to expect the regular merchants, one of which is seen above selling foie gras. There are stands for flowers, rugs, pashminas, fromage, fleur de sel, textiles from Provence, meats, seafood, carry out food (prête à porter?) pour manger sur le pouce. The vendor below is a regular and I have enjoyed his delicious galettes many times.

Place Maubert
Métro Maubert-Mutualité
le mardi et le jeudi, à 0700 de 1430
le samedi, à 0700 de 1500


15 comments:

Harriet said...

I see that we frequent some of the same places while in Paris.

puddinglane said...

I've never tasted foie- gras but seeing I adore pate, I'm sure I would enjoy une petit-peu.
Dianne xx

Shell Sherree said...

Your galettes gentleman is beautifully co-ordinated with his stall, Genie!

Genie said...

Harriet -- We must talk before you go again. Be in touch.

Dianne -- The stalls are generally the same vendors, year after year.

Shell -- He was about to close for the day when Marie and I (having not eaten in about 2 hours -- hah!) walked up to his stall. He graciously prepared our galettes and I asked to take a photo, quickly. I was fortunate to get a bit of his menu in the background. Merci!

Virginia said...

The galette guy seems very nice, and easy on the eyes. I love the open air markets. Hate I missed a pashmina stall. How did that happen?

Oh and how do I know that couple is French? He has on a leather jacket in juin!
V

M said...

Two hours? Was that all it was? Ah, but the galette was delicieux!

Genie said...

M -- I started to say one hour but did not want to sound like a pig. hah!

Virginia -- This guy was sweet and although he was already packing up his stall, he cheerfully (wow) served us.... and posed for the photo!

Nina of Temps Perdu said...

Hello ma puce, dear Genie, your monsier Vendeur looks trés charmant!

Starman said...

Oh la la! Foie gras! Hey, I'm a poet. We leave for Europe tomorrow.

Alexa said...

And here's my market! I can personally attest that it's been in operation there for 45 years (OMG, am I really that old?) and probably long before that. Your galette vendor does look very sympa, Genie.

Loree said...

I am not a fan of foie gras but I enjoy markets so very much.

Genie said...

Nina -- I think that I will print this photo and take it to him on my next trip to Paris. Hey, I am looking for excuses to return left and right!

Starman -- Here's wishing you a great trip and an easy journey!

Alexa -- and I imagine that you know all of the little shops in a row as well. We are regulars at marchand de vin and le fromagerie.

Loree -- Thank you for visiting the blog. Do you have regular street markets in Malta?

Starman said...

RYN: I'll be blogging almost daily.

Petrea said...

But the woman selling the foie gras can't be French because she's not wearing a scarf!

Je m'appelle Cynthia said...

I am coming in September and this will be near where I will be staying, so I place to stop by.