We met George and Patricia for a tour of one of the oldest streets in Paris, the bustling and colorful Rue Mouffetard. It is the remnant of an old Roman road with structures dating back hundreds of years. The narrow cobblestone street functions pretty much the way it has for centuries in a neighborhood where people come to shop, eat, meet, and socialize.
The market is open every day except Monday. I will freely admit that I am jealous of the life of my gracious Parisienne friend, Patricia. In my fantasy I come here every morning (excepté lundi) to peruse la viande, les fruits de mer, les fruits, les légumes, le pain et les fromages, then choose what looks freshest and suits my mood and the weather.
I pick up une bouteille de vin (ou de deux) to accompany my treasure, then go home to my apartment château to cook for family and friends and fellow bloggers who happen to be visiting Paris. Including YOU I hope!
Mollusques et Crustacés
Peg, Kristy and Susan
Look at the little pooch under the woman’s chair bottom left.
There are several varieties of strawberries.
Mara des Bois
Coeur de Boeuf
Don and his favorite, The Foie Gras Market!
Kristy and Peg
Merci beaucoup to our friends in Paris, George and Patricia, for the camaraderie and wonderful experience of La Mouffe! I hope the two of you will visit Los Angeles soon, so I can return the warm hospitality.
17 thoughts on “Rue Mouffetard”
That post was entirely a calgon bath for me. Loved it.
Lovely pictures. Makes me want to go to Paris even more. Thanks for sharing them! 😉
Dear Lori Lynn,
How fabulous! I loved seeing all your gorgeous photos and hearing about your wonderful time in Paris.
What gorgeous pictures! I love markets with their misshapen, juicy vegetables and fresh seafood! Hope you enjoy it to the fullest!
European Markets are the best, with the fresh produce spilling out onto the street.
What an awesome place! Loved the look of the strawberries, seafood and food items! How interesting!
seems like a great visit to Paree!!! THere's a very similar street I like shopping on as well over there. It's an open market filled with great finds! Cheese, vin, dry cleaners, crepes, vintage boutique, hazelnuts, chocolate stands, pastry vendors, etc… it's just so great. I need to post about my trip to Monaco back in April… glad you had a nice time.
I want you to show me Chicago…and Paris!
How wonderful! I want to go to Paris so bad!
I think the foie gras market would be my favorite too. Looks like a fabulous trip! Thanks for sharing.
Ah yes you do capture very well the marche! And how nice to see it with Parisiens-the best way really.
I raced through and missed much now I see..
Merci encore Lori
Imagine, you in Paris, in a château, would soon be overrun by all of us clamoring to have a meal with you: You'd have to hire a chef pretty soon, a pâtissier too. Soon you'd be dreaming of your more manageable life back there in California! 😉
Lovely photos of a fun time. Wonderful fantasy you have. I'd come visit you in your chateau. 😉
What a fabulous market and gorgeous pictures! So fun!
Can't wait to go back to Paris in September.
Come visit us in NYC…..soon.
Merci pour ces jolies photos Lori Lynn! There's something about old Paris streets, people there don't have the sense of rush and that by itself makes it a great relaxing place.
Lol, that little pooch was en garde, just in case the big dog would change its peaceful intentions 🙂
Oooh…Paris. I want to go now! Some of the best strawberries I've had were in France.