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Jan 15, 2008 01:25 PM

"Living" in the 6th for 12 days. M'aidez, s'il vous plait!!

We'll be in Paris at the end of June and we've rented a flat on Rue Dauphine for our stay. Since we have a full kitchen, I'd like to make use of it. I would love some suggestions on markets nearby, where to get the essentials (cheese, wine, bread), and neighborhood restaurants that are worth visiting a time or two.

Thanks so much!!

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  1. You will have many, many choices! It's a great area for food. I rented an apartment on rue Dauphine for a month in 2004.

    Depending on where you are, on rue Dauphine itself, there are a couple of small boulangeries for the quick morning run. Along rue de Seine and rue de Buci nearby, there is a Champion supermarket as well as a number of individual food and wine shops. A little further away is the Marche St Germain, a covered market. The pastry shop Pierre Herme is also nearby,
    I also love to go to Monoprix supermarkets and a good one is on the rue de Rennes, off of boulevard St Germain. Food is in the lower level. It's open later than the closer Champion.
    Markets that are only on certain days of the week:
    Raspail - Boulevard Raspail between rue du Cherche-Midi and rue de Rennes.
    Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
    It's a great organic market on Sundays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    A little further away are the Maubert and Monge markets in the 5th. The great food hall at Le Bon Marche in the 7th is worth the walk, metro or bus ride. I think I'll stop now. Hope this helps!

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    1. re: souvenir

      I am getting so hungry! I always buy some Herbes de Provence from the Monoprix on rue de Rennes because we stay in the 6th, too. Their herbes do the job and are very reasonable. My bottle's getting empty - good thing I'll be there next month. :-)

    2. Great area! I read you've been given very good advice: rue de Buci is wonderful! I have posted a picture of a skinny building rue Dauphine.
      Hey, you should try taking cooking classes, which is what we did last fall. We had rented an apartment in the 5th (metro Sorbonne) and had signed up for several classes - my fiancee loves cooking. Then we tried to reproduce the menu in our mini-kitchen, dressing a very frenchy table with candles and all! It was lots of fun!
      We took classes at a small cookery school (porte d'auteil) and the recipes were easy to replicate. We also signed up for a cheese atelier, which we truly enjoyed. Check it up, it's 15 minutes by cab (and 70 minutes if you walk along the Seine, which we did on the way back becuase of a metro strike, and loved). I guess it's a 20 minutes metro ride as well. The name is world ina pan. The woman also gives lots of good advice - it was our second trip to Paris and the first time we were renting a flat - and bear in mind that you do not have concierge services when you rent a flat!!!
      Bon voyage!

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      1. re: Babess

        Better brush up on your French: if you get into trouble, say Aidez-moi! or Au secours!, not M'aidez or no one will come to help you.

        1. re: CJT

          Thank you so much!! I'm working on it. It's a good thing that I have 5 months to go! ;o)

        2. re: Babess

          Thank you for the wonderful suggestions!!!!

        3. ChristinaD:

          I have rented a studio on Rue Dauphine for me and my 16 yo daughter as well for the end of July. I'd be very interested to know how your trip went, incl where to shop for food, restaurants, all foodie stuff, as well as the rest of your trip.

          Enjoy! Merci!