Monday 14 July 2014

Taste of Paris: Bastille Market (75011)

Today is Bastille Day or Le 14 juillet, the French national day that commemorates the storming of the Bastille prison.

You can't miss Place de la Bastille in Paris, there is a huge column in the middle called 'July Column' and this monument commemorates the 1830 revolution (we did have more than one revolution).

Anyway, I'm not going to talk about history here, but rather about one of my favourite markets in Paris: Bastille Market. It's on every Thursday from 7am to 2.30pm and every Sunday from 7am to 3pm.

I highly recommend a visit if you want to have a sense of what a Parisian food market is. There is a variety of stalls, not only fruits and veg but pretty much anything you'd like to eat.

From cheese to roasted chickens, from olives to crêpes made right in front of you...

Don't be shy, people are proud of their products, try talking to them. The man who sells saucissons (French cured sausages) is lovely, he has so many different flavours and speaks a little English.

If you love food, you'll probably enjoy this market very much.

If you're getting tired of the food, they also have flowers, clothes and souvenirs if I remember correctly.

Isn't it lovely? Now this is one to add to your list on your next trip to Paris, you're welcome!

Bastille Market
Place de la Bastille
75011 Paris