A Moveable Feast (or Several): Paris Food Markets Are the Finest in the World

paris food markets

Of all the things the French are known for, their food has got to be one of the most pristine. People from all over the world have heard of France’s legendary cuisine. From decadent French pastries such as croissants and crêpes to more filling dishes such as escargot and beef bourguignon, nothing can quite compete with France’s excellent culinary skills.

Of course, it’s dependent of the mouth of the beholder but critics of French cuisine are few and far between. They truly make Paris vacations one of a kind.

France has just celebrated its 226th anniversary of independence. Among other major events, the French Open, one of the world’s most revered tennis tournament, just wrapped up last June. In addition, Paris alone has 384 metro stations, 328 of which are in the city center. What is the point of all this? To illustrate just how vibrant and popular Paris is. There is always something going on, and millions of people around the world clammer to the City of Lights every year to see what all the fuss is about.

One of the more popular attractions in Paris (besides the big ones such as the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the foot bridges in Paris) are its food markets. Paris food markets are some of the finest in the world. From the illustrious Marché International de Rungis, the largest wholesale food market in the world, to the Marché Mouffetard, a quaint food market described by Ernest Hemingway as a “wonderful, narrow crowded market street” in A Moveable Feast, food markets provide a unique haven in Paris.

When shopping in Paris, consider checking out the hundreds of food markets strung across the city. Paris food markets are some of the finest in the world, much like its cuisine, so you would be crazy not to go! For more information, feel free to leave a comment or question at the bottom.


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