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Rue Mouffetard Market

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Quartier Latin
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Address: 5 rue Mouffetard | Métro: Cardinal-Lemoine or Place Monge, 75005 Paris, France

A large street market in the Latin Quarter.

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You haven't been to Paris until you have been to the 'rue Mouffetard'.

To say the rue Mouffetard is just a "street" is like saying Bridget Bardot was just a blond. The Mouffetard Market is a spectacular display of everything Parisian one could ask... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2014
Larry S
Tracy, California
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Tracy, California
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Reviewed 7 September 2014

To say the rue Mouffetard is just a "street" is like saying Bridget Bardot was just a blond. The Mouffetard Market is a spectacular display of everything Parisian one could ask for. There are fine restaurants, like the Cave la Bourgogne (moderately priced and most excellent) and French pastry shops that display an array of sweets in such tantalizing fashion... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 4 September 2014

We went to the market on Wednesday morning as it was setting up. It was like being a kid in the candy store. The variety of olives,cheeses,wines not mention the freshest raspberries, strawberries and peaches I have ever seen. One of the best markets I have been to.

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Bremen, Germany
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

If you want to escape the glmour shops of Champs Elysee then visit Rue Mouffetard. Small boutiques and shops with french lifestyle (wine, cheese and other delicate food). On Sunday morning people are dancing on the street.

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

Lovely rue that comes to life in the afternoon. Great resturants and shops.. Wery relaxing atmophere.

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Norfolk, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 23 August 2014

We went to see the famous Market Area and were disappointed that the August Holiday period for Europeans also affected the outdoor market. Some shops were open and that provided some relief but the true market experience was missing until next time.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 19 August 2014

Having been a couple of times in 2006 at Christmas and finding the market a fantastic experience, I was disappointed to find it dead when I visited in August 2014. Probably my fault; I went early on a mid week day. I suspect it is only firing on weekends or after mid morning.

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Reviewed 10 August 2014

We went there on Tuesday to see the local fresh market. Unfortunately the "real" market was closed, but the small local shops have attracted us Especially the sweets in Les Chants De Ble.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

I went to the market on a Saturday morning to do my grocery shopping. Perhaps my expectations were too high, as I had seen it being recommended on one of Anthony Bourdain's programs. The market was smaller than I expected. There are some awesome vendors, it is true, but not all of them are equally good. Just be careful where... More 

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Reviewed 9 July 2014

Lovely to wander through the streets, buying something here and something else there. Everything from artisan bread, patisserie, fruit and vegetables which are beautifully displayed, meat, chicken and fish. The locals shop here and it is unspoiled. Full of genuine Parisian atmosphere. The people are friendly and dont mind you standing for ages while you decide what you want to... More 

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Reviewed 27 June 2014

We prefer Maubert Mutualite but this market is also worth visiting. This is where we found the chickens roasting with their juices helping to cook the roast potatoes beneath them! Good selection if fruit and veggies.

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The Latin Quarter bursts with intellectual life, architectural splendour and ongoing merriment. The small streets are filled with classical buildings, student bars and lively eateries while the squares are dominated by historic monuments. The area is defined by the 800-year-old Sorbonne University, where Latin once prevailed, and is famous for the Pantheon which celebrates the great men and women of France. During the day students rush from classes to the library and intellectuals people watch from the terraced cafés. As night time falls the surrounding establishments fill up and the merriment really begins. The liveliest parts are around Rue Mouffetard, lined with crêperies and international street food eateries, and Place de la Contrescarpe characterised by terraced brasseries, this neighbourhood provides real nourishment for the mind, belly, and soul.
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