Sunday, January 16, 2011
Week Two – Day 14 - Marche des Puces de St Ouen
Today at John’s request we went to Les Puces, (the Flea Market), as le marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen - Porte de Clignancourt is called. This marché was not very much of interest for us, mainly clothes and home furnishings. If you were furnishing a house it might be of interest.
We got to the 6ème arrondissement – Le Marché spécialisé biologique Raspail on Boulevard Raspail entre les rues du Cherche-Midi et de Rennes just outside the Métro: Rennes as it was closing à 15h. I was able to buy enough for two days as there are no marches of note on Monday but it was not fun because it was hurried. It was the first really beautiful day and warm so I was tired of spending so much time in the dark halls of the metro but the bus system is much harder to figure out and not as extensive.
After lunch we walked to village St Paul, which was way too crowded with Sunday shoppers. We walked past the apartment where Josh and Ray will stay and it is a great location between the Quai and Rue de Rivoli. The St Paul metro, which is our other metro, is the best line. Good connections and it is one of the driverless trains so it goes faster!
Now we are looking for real estate in France on the internet, as I prepare dinner with the fresh peas, mushrooms, onions and parsley I bought today.