Venturing out into the famed Les Halles district of Paris I was in search of a tart ring for practice.
Les Halles was the traditional central market of Paris and was once a bustling area of merchant stalls, nicknamed “the belly of Paris” by Emile Zola. Its wrought-iron-and-glass arcades were filled every morning with fresh produce from all corners of France.
Now it is closed down, a construction site, for the reinvigoration of an area that had lost all its charm.
It is still home to one of my weaknesses, places where I could spend never ending amounts of money.
What is it you may ask … the specialist stores that supply the world of gastronomy.
Famed for generations of chefs and gourmands alike each of these establishments has a long reputation with some having been there as long as 1814.
13 rue Montmartre – 75001 Paris
36 rue Montmartre – 75001 Paris
58, rue Tiquetonne – 75002 Paris
48-52 rue Montmartre – 75002 PARIS
18-20, rue Coquillière – 75001 PARIS
Hope you enjoyed the glimpse into my journey through these havens of culinary gold!