Thursday, March 24, 2011

Place Maubert


This fresh assortment of seafood is seen daily at the market in Place Maubert. You can buy your sardines here, wine at the store next door while greeting le petit chien, fromage at Fromage (bien sûr). On the corner you can buy vegetables of the season and just a block away you can buy the best baguettes in Paris, Baguette Monge, at Eric Kayser's boulangerie.


It may take you some time to make your purchases as you chat with the vendors... very friendly and helpful with recommendations... (repeat daily)

33 comments:

kathrin said...

wow, that s a great pic !!! c est bon !!! a la prochaine ma chere, Kathrin

Weekend Abstrait said...

la Place Maubert est un endroit bien agréable très tôt le matin et comme tu le dis on y trouve des produits de très bonnes qualités, il y a toujours beaucoup de monde mais c'est quand même très agréable, c'est le V ème
arrondissement!
Pour la petite histoire:Place Maubert en 1210 on construisit des maisons sur cette place, qui fut appelée place Aubert. Elle devait cette dénomination, selon Jaillot, à Aubert, second abbé de Sainte-Geneviève.
Bonne journée Génie
bises cath

RICHARD MOISAN said...

Hmmm, Genie... Tu me mets l'eau à la bouche. Vite, je prends un panier et je t'accompagne au marché!
Bonne journée!

jb said...

Yep, that's what it's like in Old Europe......

Rob and Mandy said...

Breakfast time here, so I'll stick with the baguette (aka barra de cuarto here), et un grand creme, siouplait!

Suzi said...

My dream is to be versed enough in French as to converse with the locals on this level. I do hope it is possible :) --- wonderful post x

Deborah said...

Great photo, great food tip! Thanks, Genie.

Her highness, Samantha Vérant said...

OMG. It's almost noon, well, 11...and I'm so hungry now! MMMM. Langouste in a Pastis sauce. This photo makes my mouth water...

biebkriebels said...

That is a nice composition with excellent food!

Cezar and Léia said...

It's so nice when we can find nice people, have a little chat while shopping!
It's something that I miss here ( generally they are very closed, I mean no smiles and no conversation, sometimes inside a store, the attendant barely looks at you) :(

Léia

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Ah, yes these wonderful displays of food that are found all over France. How do they resist? Or why are they all not 300 lbs?

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Well I guess it's fish stew today.....the problem will be finding the bread! Rx

Picturit said...

Seafood and eat it that's me especially fish pie!!!
Very nice image.

Cildemer said...

Hum! Miam! Miam! Your beautiful pic made my mouth water!
Love grilled sardines and spiced grilles "gambas"!
Thanks for sharing, Genie;o)

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Have a nice and happy day****

Virginia said...

Ahh I have one almost like this . One of these days we're going ot post almost the same photo just like Laurent and I do. Ithink I"d like some moules for lunch! Soon you will be having some. Miam miam
V

Rob-bear said...

Seems so much better than the oatmeal porridge I had for breakfast today. Domage!

Starman said...

You're becoming very French.

JM said...

I can almost feel the scent of the cold sea.

Gringo said...

Hi Genie! Pretty pic, tasty too!

Malyss said...

I'm wondering why I'm suddenly hungry...:o)

Jack said...

It is lunchtime. I think I need to go forage in the frig.

suzanneberry said...

this did it! we're packing now...i'll call when we arrive. kidding, but oh, if only. this shot and your words convinced my aspiring chef that we must move!...someday. as always genie, your blog brings great joy!

martinealison said...

Avec le printemps qui s'installe, c'est un véritable bonheur que de faire le marché... J'aime les ambiances de marché... les odeurs, les couleurs et les sons...
Bisous

Loree said...

It sounds like a lovely place to shop :)

Halcyon said...

I love seafood. Presentation always makes things look even tastier!

BillDixon said...

Great shot. I just had a dish with sardines about 3 nights ago...love them. There are lots of good recipes on the web using sardines.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

To all:

Cath -- Thank you for the history of this place.

Richard -- Alons-y! J'adore l'expression «mettre l'eau à la bouche» (Merci!)

Samantha -- Please bring the Pastis sauce and I will pick up the langouste!

Léia -- This is a neighborhood and I have been in this area for many years (until my last trip) so they do get to know you

Rx, Virginia, Malyss,and Cildemer -- I will pick up the baguettes and we will have quite a dinner. Okay, Jack, you can come, too.

Bear -- Oatmeal porridge is okay with me for breakfast so I can eat with less restraint the remainder of the day

Suzanne -- You could spend days just painting the scene here in this market area

martine -- Moi aussi

Halcyon and Bill -- Please join the party. I would love some delicious grilled sardines like i had in Greece!

M said...

Sign me up ... I'll have one of each! Miam, miam and beautiful!

Randy said...

Quite the assortment. Lovely photo too.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Marie -- C'est possible!

Randy -- We'll grill a few extras for you too, my friend!

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I took a very similar photo! Place Maubert is a nice place, I also like Rue Mouffetard very much! But I missed the baguette at Eric Kayser. Well, one more item for my to-do-list...

cieldequimper said...

Miam.

Kate said...

Looks like ingredients for a marvelous feast.