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Marché Raspail, Paris

Listen to the quietude… you can always tell it’s a Sunday in Paris. I alight from the metro station Rennes on my way to Colorova patisserie for brunch and stumble across an open-air market.

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Marché Biologique Raspail is an organic market in the 6eme arrondissement extending the length of boulevard Raspail between metro stations Sèvres-Babylone and Rennes. The market sells a variety of certified organic produce, and on that Sunday morning, it was a hub of activity among the Parisians.

Fresh produce, bread, flowers and a tantalising array of fish, seafood and fines de claires oysters beckon on a cold winter morning along with plump organic chickens that would make a fine coq au vin. Rows of organic wines and cider tempt one to stop and have a little taste. A gypsy woman selling bright yellow flowers tries to catch my attention. Je suis desolée… there is only time for a quick photo snap.

Raspail Market / Marché Raspail
Boulevard Raspail, between Rue du Cherche-Midi and Rue de Rennes
Paris France, 75006
Tuesday and Friday, 7 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Sunday (organic market), 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.

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