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Paris: Covered or open markets near Charles Michels

Old Feb 10th, 2011, 10:25 AM
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Paris: Covered or open markets near Charles Michels

We will be staying near Charles Michels metro station. I know there is a Monoprix nearby but I would like to take our goddaughter to the street markets and hopefully one of the big covered markets. Can someone help me out with locations? Thanks.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 10:29 AM
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There is a St. Charles market on Tuesdays and Fridays. It is about 1 block south of the Charles-Michel métro station.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 11:02 AM
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You are talking about food markets?

http://equipement.paris.fr/full/deta...d=5505&tid=289

Lists 6 markets in the 15th

Clignancourt is the biggie, but it is on the outskirts if Paris.

What do you mean by covered? The 'Passages', which are a series of covered passageways, some very old, with nice shops. Located N-E of the Louvre.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 11:19 AM
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Yes, food markets. Sorry about that.
I want to show her the beautiful markets with fresh fish that still smell like the ocean and hogs heads in the cases and fresh produce and cases and cases of cheese. Something different than what she grew up with in suburbia.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 11:25 AM
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What do you mean by covered?

I would make a distinction between covered food markets and shopping arcades. There are covered food markets in Paris. Place d'Aligre has one. St. Germain, near the métro stop Mabillon, is another, as is St. Quentin on the rue de Chabrol.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 11:30 AM
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You could also walk through the Buci market, which has seafood laid out (perhaps some fresh oysters for Mademoiselle?)
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 11:57 AM
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Rue St Charles is full of shops in and of itself, many food shops and bakeries. I don't remember a big fish shop along there, though, but I wouldn't be looking for that so wouldn't remember. It's not the same as streets totally devoted to food, though (rue Cler, for example, isn't totally food, but in some section is mostly food). YOu might go to rue Daguerre in the 14th.

There isn't any covered market around there that I know of. The closest might be over in Passy (or St Germain, I guess, but that's more like a shopping mall to me).

YOu want the weekly roving market, I guess, that's the closest to what you want. They have a good one on Sunday under the metro tracks near laMotte Piquet .
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 12:33 PM
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Rue Saint Charles is one of the most excellent market streets in the city, and the Convention street market nearby is also excellent.
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 01:11 PM
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Thanks so much, I am going to map these out so I have half a chance of getting to at least a couple of the markets. We're coming in on a Monday and the Rue Saint Charles market is open on Tuesday. Perfect!
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Old Feb 10th, 2011, 01:13 PM
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Take her to the Pl. Monge market on Sunday--or one of the other days it is there. The "covered markets" to me are not as interesting as the market streets or the roving markets..
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