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Dec 9, 2010 11:39 AM

Foodie with 36 hours in Paris


I’m going to be in Paris for 36 hours this weekend and I’m looking for suggesting of things to do. I have been a few times before, so not looking for the main tourist sights.

I’m a foodie and love all things food and wine related! Is there anything similar to Borough Market in London?

I will be looking for a couple of great places for lunch (dinner is already booked). Really looking for ‘real’ Paris, rather than super-hip. We will be staying at the Intercontinental on Ave Marceau and more than happy to travel and we like all types of food.

Any suggestions gratefully appreciated.


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  1. Google John Talbott Paris and read a few pages of his thoughts. You'll find something terrific!

    1. Nothing quite like Borough Market, but the Marche des Enfants Rouges (3rd arrondissement), on a Saturday, is worth checking out -- a traditional but very small outdoor covered market, with lots of small food stands and a few sit-down but outdoor restaurants. Might be tricky given the current weather but if you bundle up it could be fun.