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travelgypsy Aug 31st, 2007 03:12 AM

Paris Foodie trip
Taking my future chef dtr. to Paris in may,2008. Will attempt to stay in the 7e -Hotel Duquesne or Champs de Mars.
Want to sign her up for a cooking class and have a few ideas but has
anyone actually done this? Also plan
to visit some open air markets.
P.S. Saw this in Italy - liquor called absinthe? Tried it?

jody Aug 31st, 2007 05:33 AM

One of my favorite street markets is in the 7e, the saxe-Breteuil, on Thus. and Sat.Don't miss it

bardo1 Aug 31st, 2007 07:05 AM

A visit to E. Dehillerin is an <b>absolute must visit</b> for any future (or present) chef (or any serious cook for that matter).

And some reviews:

It's conveniently located at little behind the Louvre. It's about a 4 block walk from either the Louvre-Rivoli Metro stop or the Les Halles Metro stop.

ira Aug 31st, 2007 08:33 AM

Hi T,
There is a very nice market on Saturday at at Pl Breteuil.

A not unpleasant residential neighborhood with a nice view of the Eiffel Tower.

The market is top notch. Products from Italy, Spain and Greece as well as from all over France.


travelgypsy Aug 31st, 2007 08:13 PM

Thanks to all for the suggestions!
I am sure I'll have more ?? as
the trip nears.

jody Sep 1st, 2007 01:26 AM

In addition to the market Ira and I suggested , my other favorite is the Richard Lenoir at Bastille on Sundays.

Make a trip to rue Montmartre for kitchen and dining equipment. There are several stores along the street, my favorite being A.Simon.

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