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Looking for some markets or stores to pick up bread, cheese, and charcuterie. I am staying near Chatalet, so a place to grab breakfast pastries within walking distance is great. However, I will be around most of the city at some point if there are any must visit shops.

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  1. choucrouterie? maybe you mean charcuterie?

    1. Here are a few threads on the subject:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840723
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/736538
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/868461
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/840367
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/835530

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      1. re: Delucacheesemonger

        Many thanks - the Google maps links are great!

        1. re: Delucacheesemonger

          Bon jour. one of those links is to a 2008 article about the 'ultimate cheese guy' Jean-Louis Roger, known for chevre. has anyone found him at one of the Paris markets listed there more recently ? might consider going out to the Marche St.Charles in the 15th e. if he still does the market circuit described. there's also a stand described as touting smelly cheese in the Marche St.Quentin. are there other noteworthy shops in that market ? its photos look very interesting, and we'll probably make a quick survey when we're in that part of town. thanks again to any who can respond.

          1. re: moto

            If you like chèvres, try Christian Le Lann, 60 rue Monge.

            1. re: moto

              Stinky cheese guy in St Quentin and has Herve from Belgium, otherwise do not find his stock all that interesting. He, on the other hand, is a very sweet person.

              1. re: Delucacheesemonger

                Please. The guy did not self-advertise "stink" cheese. His sign says "nasty cheeses".

              2. re: moto

                UCG is still at the marché d'Anvers every Friday afternoon. Look for his wheelchair at the northern end of the market.

                Marché St Quentin has many great stalls: Marcel who sells pedigree poultry, the poissonnier who supplies Spring and others, the Portuguese lunch counter, good couscous, experimental dimum. And next door is the very good and inexpensive Pleine Mer oysters. You can easily find them by using the ultra-secret search function on the top right of this page.

                Why is the search function so hidden? Is it obscene to search?

                1. re: Parigi

                  merci, Parigi-san, that search box gets used by me repeatedly, but your helpful answers were not all found in a search under the terms 'st. quentin'. some things do get repeated in the different threads, yet as often as not different suggestions surface too. thank you for your patience with the info-scavenging tourists like me.

                  1. re: moto

                    Have you tried "Saint Quentin" instead of "St Quentin"?
                    http://www.chow.com/search?query=sain...

                    I am not impatient with you. Your posts are absolutely educational for me. I am impatient with the self-defeatingly hermetic design of the search function .

                    1. re: Parigi

                      you clearly are patient, no sarcasm was intended, and you should be thanked for it. would not be surprised that even if one enters the identical terms in a search but three weeks apart, different stuff would pop up that had nothing to do with the time elapsed.

                      1. re: moto

                        You mean there's a search lottery? LOL.

                  2. re: Parigi

                    As of yesterday the UCG was still dispensing samples of chevre from his usual perch; the last stall on the right as you head towards Sacre Coeur.

                    1. re: Parigi

                      And if for any reason UCG guy is not at the marché d'Anvers, or if you're in the area on a day other than Friday, last week I got some beautifully affinéd chevres nearby on rue des Martyrs from M. Chataigner.

                      (Highlight of trip: watching Mme Chataigner dole out endless hunks of "Gruyere sans trous" to three little kids who lived in the building next door. One little boy, about 4 years old, seemed to have a particularly hollow leg. But when I left, I saw what he was doing: he'd walk out of the fromagerie, go to the greengrocers' next door and give the vendeur a piece of cheese, getting a few grapes in return. Fascinated, I watched as he did the same thing again, getting a slice of saucisson from the charcutiers on the other side in exchange for the Gruyere. Obviously a long-established barter system, with all players fully in the loop!)