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Les Terrines de Gerard Vie and Blvd. Raspail Sunday Market

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Ingrid Ingrid Oct 27, 2010 03:32 PM

We arrive in Paris on a Sunday on a red eye flight from NYC. Will be in Paris at around noon. I was thinking of either getting lunch at the Raspail Market or trying Les Terrines de Gerard Vie. (We'll be staying in the St. Germain area.) (1) Are there favorite purveyors at the Raspail Market that I shouldn't miss for lunch fixings? (2) Has anyone recently been to Les Terrines de Gerard Vie? It had a positive write-up in NYTimes a while back, but I've noticed it doesn't get much mention on this board. Merci!

  1. John Talbott Oct 28, 2010 12:29 AM

    "Has anyone recently been to Les Terrines de Gerard Vie? It had a positive write-up in NYTimes a while back, but I've noticed it doesn't get much mention on this board. Merci!"

    The reason may be because Vie left and it has been renamed Bistro & Terroir and while serving much the same fare (terrines & mijotes) got only 1 heart from Rubin in September.

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      Ingrid Ingrid Oct 29, 2010 10:05 AM

      Thanks for the responses Chowhounders. I'll take Les Terrines off our list of possible places to eat. As for where we will be staying, we are renting an apartment on rue Frederic Sauton, very near the Maubert-Mutualite stop. Any suggestions for nearby boulangeries, patisseries, or charcuteries open on Sunday so we can gather some lunch provisions? Thanks!

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        Parigi Oct 29, 2010 01:11 PM

        You are right next to the Maubert market with all the charcuteries and boulangeries, etc. that you would want, whose days and hours you can easily find on line.

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          John Talbott Oct 29, 2010 02:24 PM

          "I'll take Les Terrines off our list of possible places to eat."
          Why? We need testers out there.

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            tartlet Nov 2, 2010 02:32 PM

            I tried Bistro & Terroir in July and we were a bit disapointed. The food was just unremarkable, the interior was cramped... There are so many great restaurants in the neighborhood, why waste a meal somewhere average?

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              John Talbott Nov 3, 2010 05:46 AM

              Thanks for being the tester.

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                Ingrid Ingrid Nov 3, 2010 07:41 AM

                Yes, thanks tartlet for being the tester. While I'm always willing to risk an average meal in Los Angeles and San Francisco (my home towns), my time in Paris is so limited that I would not be so selfless as to venture to a place not pre-Chowhound certified. I will, however, prepare a detailed report of the places I am going to dine at (so far CAJ, Chez Michel, Les Papilles, Spring, Le Regalade SH, and hopefully Petrelle once I get somone on the phone).

      2. Parigi Oct 27, 2010 03:42 PM

        Starting at 12:30 the market will be closing. No use running to a faraway market just to see it close.
        If you are arriving around noon and are staying in the St Germain area , better go to a more nearby market like rue de Buci or, better, Maubert. But the term St Germain covers a wide area. We can't guess where you will be. You may be nearer Maubert, or Buci, or Raspail.

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          Nancy S. Oct 27, 2010 05:14 PM

          I thought Buci is not open on Sundays. I think the market at Monge will be, though. Nearby, Carl Marletti, who has great lemon tarts and other pastries, is also open until about 2 or so on Sundays. Dubois for cheese may also be open until that time as well, but I am not certain.

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            hychka Oct 27, 2010 07:56 PM

            Check it out here...http://www.discoverfrance.net/France/...

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              Parigi Oct 28, 2010 01:01 AM

              Buci market is open Sunday morning.
              Monge is great but is quite a ways away from St Germain, esp for someone arriving at noon.

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