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Off the Beaten Path in Paris: Markets and Bouquinistes

Parisians take their markets seriously. You could spend an entire Saturday rummaging for riches in the city’s antique markets, food sellers and bouquinistes. Avenue de Saxe is my favourite the Eiffel Tower in the distance while you’re elbowing your way through a predominantly local crowd, eyes agog at the abundance of fresh vegetables, regional cheeses, meat and fish and poultry, and home-made bread and pastries. 28 more words

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Oh quai. Books it is.

More than any city in the world than I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting (and jeez, I’ve been around), Paris is the one that lends itself the most to walking. 479 more words




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Street Photography

March 7, 2014

Anyone meandering along the banks of the Seine in central Paris will come across the dark green boxes of the bouquinistes affixed to the top of the low walls along the river, a Paris sight almost as iconic as the Eiffel Tower.   208 more words


Everyday life in Paris.

I love to walk along the bouquinistes in Paris. Besides the fact that I rarely buy anything, I really enjoy them :) I once wrote a post about the history of the bouquinistes. 34 more words