Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marché Bastille


Each of the Paris street markets is different with a flavor and personality of its own. Do not assume that because you have seen one market in Paris that you "have seen them all."

This bustling area along the Boulevard Richard Lenoir is boisterous and colorful with something for everyone.


Marché Bastille
Boulevard Richard Lenoir
(le dimanche et le jeudi)

28 comments:

orvokki said...

Interesant picture.
Have a nice day!

dive said...

Oh, what bliss, Genie! The markets are one of the things I love most about Paris. Each one is a marvel.

beau gosse said...

My favourite as a child was the Sunday Bird Market on l'île de la Cité with the fascinating coloured feathers like jewels. I like this one also because the Genie de la Bastille presides over it from her elegant perch.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

It´s funny: In Austria I´m not a big fan of markets, but in Paris I love to explore them.

martinealison said...

J'aime l'ambiance des marchés... les blabla des gens... La vue des beaux légumes et des beaux fruits... je suis toujours à l'affût des bons produits du terroir français!
gros bisous.

Joe said...

Would love to meander through this market and rummage through the treasures.

Shell Sherree said...

Another beautiful day in Paris, Genie.

M said...

A marche with a view! Love the way the obelisk towers over the stalls. Look up, look down, look anywhere and marvel at all the photographic opportunities! We had such fun!

Aesthetic Alterations said...

This is my favorite, favorite marché in Paris! Thank you--it sends shivers of delight down my spine.

Rob-bear said...

Looks like a fascinating place, Genie.

Virginia said...

This is a good market. Mary and I caught an art show here as well last summer.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

When you pull this picture right in Genie, you can see many delicious looking food being sold here, so is this what this particular market specializes in?

Malyss said...

When I was in Paris, my market was Bd Daumesnil. I love the mood that can be found there, very different from southern markets..

Grammy Goodwill said...

I would love to visit one of them.

Sylvia K said...

Love your capture and the wonderful memories of Paris it evoked! Hope your week is going well, mon amie!

Sylvia

Paris Paul said...

Such a lovely area to walk around afterwards (or beforewards!) as well.

Rob and Mandy said...

Bar a harengs????? A cod bar???

Alexa said...

What M said! Before (or after) taking this shot, did you dive right into this wonderful marché?

Dianne said...

Lovely shot of these markets Genie - bustling is the word and with the pretty backdrop of the beautiful Colonne de Juillet. Delightful. xx

Ninny said...

The markets sound like so much fun! Wonder if I would find any vintage there? Just the thought of Parisian Vintage makes my heart flutter!

Jack said...

I am no expert in Paris markets, Genie, but I am willing to visit some to learn about them. This one looks good.

Randy said...

Looks like a great market! I think they would all be different but wonderful.

Carrie'sCreations said...

I would love to explore them all:)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

This market is only held twice weekly on Thursdays and Sundays. Marie and I were fortunate enough to discover it in full swing.

It is large and has a variety of food items which can be eaten on the go. There are flowers and household items and clothing and crafts... I was in need of eyeliner and bought a pencil for 1 Euro.

Marie and I took many photos here of the scene and the interesting people. Although there are tourists here, the Parisians of this area frequent the market for their needs.

Ninny, you would go nuts over vintage and it can be found all over Paris.

Bises,
Genie

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful shot, I love this kind of market!
Léia

Gringo said...

Hmmm. Would love to spend an afternoon loitering there...

Bibi said...

I've stayed several times at a hotel near Republique and have bought many a food item at this market....kept cheese on my windowsill until departure...it was fall/winter!

James said...

So many wonderful and interesting markets around Paris.