This morning I ventured to the nearby Marché Bastille (sometimes called Marché Richard Lenoir; I don’t know which is correct), an open air market that offers just about anything you could want to buy. Though it’s only a ten minute walk from my apartment–and it’s been recommended to me many times–I’ve never actually been. What was my motivation? I heard there was a vendor there who sells kale, a rarity here.
I didn’t manage to find the kale, but I discover a wonderful market where you can buy everything from cheese to fresh fish to gateau breton, a buttery cake from France’s western coast.
Yes, they also have fruits and vegetables too, but I was too busy looking for the kale to snap photos.
The Marché Bastille/Richard Lenoir is open Thursday and Sunday mornings, 9am-ish til 1pm-ish. There are loads of food vendors, so you can easily get lunch there and munch on it while you walk around. The closest metros are Bastille and Breguet-Sabin.