Paris has a food market on nearly every street corner.
But my favourite market street is Rue Montorgueil in Les Halles which is a frission of people and fresh food.
I am staying in an apartment a few streets away.
There are many food shops but the market shops are only opened from Tuesday to Saturday.
Everything is beautifully displayed on a street with oodles of atmospherre and character.
Parisiens are obssessed with good quality ingredients and will only buy
the freshest and tastiest poduce.
Of course cheese must be eaten every day.
And the range is truly spectacular from the smellies through to the hard cheeses.
Vegetable displays are works of art.
It’s ceps (mushroom) season at the moment.
These globe artichokes smelt so fresh.
Chickens are sold with heads and feet still attached so customers can see how fresh they are.
Like Berliners the bicycle is the transport of choice for many Parisiens
The mosaic tiles of the walkway
And of course when the shopping is done it’s time for some people-watching and a kir royale.