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Supermarkets/Fresh Produce/Groceries Store near Rue De Rennes, 6em Paris?

Old Jul 27th, 2012, 09:04 AM
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Supermarkets/Fresh Produce/Groceries Store near Rue De Rennes, 6em Paris?

Hi guys,

Would appreciate if any of you knows of any supermarket or stores selling fresh produce near Rue De Rennes street as my hotel is situated there.

I am just trying to plan my back-up veg food stocking! I can't survive a day without fruits as well, so would ideally like to keep bunch of fruits in my handbag to munch on, through the day. I don't eat too much at a go and hence take lots of small meals throughout the day instead of 2-3 proper sit-down meals. Especially now that I'd be traveling solo, I want to have the flexibility to finish meals quickly so that I spend more time catching up on Paris!

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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 09:07 AM
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Marché Raspail
Boulevard Raspail, between rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Rennes (Metro: Rennes) Tuesdays and Fridays 7:00-14:30
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 09:23 AM
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Rue de Rennes is a long street, your hotel is near FNAC or a couple blocks north of bd Montparnasse near the intersection of Desgoffe. YOu won't want to go to a store all the way north where it runs into bd St Germain, for example. There are small corner grocers all over Paris, you will likely find one around there.

There aren't any large grocery stores very near that location, though, so depends how far you want to go. There are some mini-Monoprix, whatever they call those (Monop, I guess), there is one of those around the corner of rue de Rennes and bd Montparnasse (55 bd Montparnasse).

The nearest large grocery stores are two Monoprix, one at the intersection of rue de Rennes and bd St Germain and the other across from the Montparnasse tower on rue du Depart. Those are the closest ones as far as I know, but there might be something over on rue du Cherche Midi. I don't think rue de Rennes has small grocers on it, it is stores like clothing, baggage, etc. I imagine you might see some small corner market nearby, there are some good shops on rue Notre Dame des Champs, also, which is nearby (there is one supermarket on there, Superdil, near the corner of Vavin where there are various small shops and restaurants). that's around 5-6 blocks away, though.

There is a Franprix grocer at 71, rue de Rennes, which is right near the ST Sulpice metro stop, but that's almost as far as the St Germain Monoprix.
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 11:42 AM
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There is a big Monoprix at the southern end (near Saint Germain des Prés) and a giant one at the northern end (Montparnasse). I would imagine that there are half a dozen Franprix supermarkets in between, on the side streets if not on rue de Rennes itself.

store finders:

www.monoprix.fr
www.franprix.fr

Just enter 75006 (6th arrondissement) as your location. They are owned by the same company in any case, if you are wondering what the difference is. The only difference is that Monoprix is a variety store + supermarket and Franprix is just a supermarket.
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 12:17 PM
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I don't know about rue de Rennes but there are many markets with fresh fruit and vegetables all over Paris. Finding fresh produce was never a problem for us.
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And the Sunday morning market on the Boul. Raspail is a marché bio (organic market).
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Old Jul 27th, 2012, 04:39 PM
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The fanciest supermarket/grocery in the area is La Grande Epicerie, a big grocery in the rue de Sèvres. It's part of the upscale Bon Marché department store. A very excellent selection of foods of all kinds, although it's somewhat more expensive than other supermarkets.
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The Marché Maubert is a lovely outdoor market in the 5e. We went there back in April and lovely the fresh produce, cheeses and the bakery (Fromage and Bread stors open even when the market is not on.

Well worth the visit (its on several times a week I believe) and near Metro station Maubert-Mutualité
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Old Jul 28th, 2012, 03:07 AM
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Wow these are amazing responses!
Thanks all. Am taking notes on all what each of you have shared.
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You may find that you can't take a bag of fruit into some museums, so you may want to buy only enough for your next snack unless you are okay with checking your bag.

In addition to the Sunday organic market, there is I believe a mid-week market as well, and the neighborhood is full of small shops, some of which are what would be 7-11 in the US or SPAR in the UK, some of which are very upscale. I won't say they individually wrap every grape, but it would not surprise me to see individually wrapped peaches or apples.
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There are plenty of outdoor markets in Paris, some in every arrondisement. YOu don't have to go all the way to the Maubert one to buy some fruit. Heck, I'm surprised someone hasn't mentioned rue Cler, plenty of fruit there and that's a permanent market street (or rue de Buci which is closer). I don't think worrying about buying fruit should be a trip concern and wouldn't plan about it so much.
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Ackislander, thanks, am noting this.

Christina, thanks for reassuring me. I can get into a total overkill planning mode sometimes (well almost always). Infact, the contradiction of the year is that I am planning to set aside time in my Paris itinerary to be spontaneous and do whatever I want to at the spur of the moment and take a walk wherever I feel like or do whatever. Ofcourse, this doesn't mean I am not flexible about the itinerary depending on weather, crowd, other factors, etc. But I just like to be prepared to optimize time and resources. I really want to push myself to not plan something for 3 hrs or so. And then try to be comfortable with that blackbox duration before the trip.
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rtwin80, you are going to feel silly once you see the food vendors all over Paris.
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kerouac, you are right. Prolly, it is because I am a strict vegetarian that amplified my "research"! I am closing the food chapter of planning the trip right here right now
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