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One of my favorite things is going to open air markets. Those of you who know of my love of the farmers market remember that I gave myself an allowance. I felt that since I didn’t know what I was getting into, I should have a little extra. 🙂

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This market was a feast for all the senses. I was astounded by the variety of things offered. Some vendors frown on photo taking, so I apologize for the limited documentation. (I also got there a bit later than I had expected because I kept getting confused in a roundabout on the way there, and I could not figure out how to get south! But, I digress…)

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Produce, escargots, cheeses, flowers, sweaters (complete with taxidermy goat to prove the quality), seemingly endless choices of seafood, breads, Fallafel, candles, butter, honey, fois gras…it went on and on!

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Just as you could imagine, there were vendors yelling out their great choices, to their friends across the way, and at customers for touching! True, this is not a feel free to choose what you would like type of place. You put the trust in the vendeur ou vendeuse to choose the best thing for you.

Since I was moving in a couple days, I did not buy things in great quantities. I just wanted some salad elements, and of course échalotes to make some vinaigrette.

I ended up having a Roman Holiday-esque adventure. I tasted all kinds of fruits and vegetables, and different breads, some grainy others not as hearty, mistakenly tried a goat cheese (no Sarah there to warn me!) and put on a brave face as I sought out my next treat. Ah, wine tasting! That helped!

In any case, I walked away with entire bag of things and a Demi baguette all for less than 8,00€. Oh, and a full stomach.

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And a market in the shadow of la Tour Eiffel? Not too shabby for Molière. 😉

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Avenue du Président Wilson
Entre Rue Debrousse et Place d’Iena
Métro: #9 Alma Marceau ou Iéna

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