Tuesday, March 19, 2013

sunday ritual: to market, to market...

Good evening, everyone!

I hope you're doing well. I certainly am.
I don't go to school on tuesdays, so today I spent the day with A - he woke me up with amazing breakfast (check my Instagram - theamunch), we went for a run, we went shopping and we watched TV. So lovely. For the past few hours I've been studying, because I have the first real test in French tomorrow. It's not easy guys - there's so much to remember!

Either way... I'm writing today to tell you about a little Sunday ritual A and I've got going.
We go to Marché d'Aligre every Sunday. It's open from 11 - 2, I believe, and it's so lovely.
Basically, you'll find tons and tons and TONS of groceries along with antiques. It's situated in the 12th arrondissement which is quite lovely.
The great thing about this market is the fact, that it's VERY Parisian. The market is surrounded by cafés, and I'm fairly sure that it's a very Parisian thing to go to this market on Sundays.

Another pretty great thing is the prices. It's super cheap and the quality of the groceries and fruits is amazing. During the last half hour of their opening hours they sell the groceries even cheaper because they have to get rid of everything. Ultimately, you can shop groceries and fruits for your entire week for a ridiculous price!

Soooo.. I snapped some photo's on Sunday to give you an image of what it's like. It's super crowded and at some point it might feel claustrophobic -- soooo... Prepare yourselves for that. 

We ended up buying SO much stuff. A BOX (a real box... made of tree... no shit....) of strawberries (3€!!!), several packs of blueberries (1€ a piece!!) among a shitload of groceries. I LOVE this place. After shopping we had lunch in one of the cafés outside (the sun was shining). 

Practical info:
Address: Place Aligre, 75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin (sortie #2)

What's left to say is: GO!!

Much love and gros bisous

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