Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Versailles // Marché Notre Dame

I was very lucky to be staying with A in southern Paris, only a half an hour bus ride from the beautiful town of Versailles. With such beautiful weather forecast, we spent our Sunday exploring the gardens of the Palace of Versailles in the glorious sunshine. Of course, any sunny day must be accompanied by a picnic so when we hopped off the bus, we followed a man carrying a wicker basket to the Marché Notre Dame. Here we let smells and potential photographs guide us, and ended up with a neat little (read BIG) lunch for the two of us.

The place was bustling with families, couples, older people with their dogs, food enthusiasts, cheese experts and friends catching up (like us!). It is predominantly a food market, although as you can see in the last photo, there were flowers aplenty too.

On a Sunday, the market is open until 2pm and although we arrived about an hour before this, many stalls were already packing up and I think we bought the last punnet of strawberries in the entire square, so head there earlier rather than later.

Address: Halles de Versailles, 78000 Versailles

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  1. Oh I loved the Palace of Versailles when we last went to Paris, unfortunately we didn't get to spend any time in the town itself though. Shame though, this looks great.

  2. Love how fresh and vibrant the colours of these photos are, Bee, and the pops of orange are really eye-catching.

    And check you out, handing out tips. It's on the Paris list (fingers crossed I'll visit again, over 7 years is too long to go without a Paris trip!) xxx