A while back I mentioned the photos I took back in early July at the Marché de l'Avenue de Saxe in the 7th arrondissement in Paris, near the Hôtel des Invalides, and not far from the Eiffel Tower. I said I'd post the photos, but they kind of got lost in the Paris scenes shuffle. Now I'm getting to them.
Shopping and working up an appetite on a beautiful morning in Paris
The view up the Avenue de Saxe, Paris 7e
The open-air Avenue de Saxe market sets up on Thursday and Saturday mornings, just off the west side of the Place de Breteuil. This is a beau quartier and it's an upscale market. Prices can be pretty high, but the displays of vegetables, fruit, fish, and meats are beautiful and enticing.
Focusing on fish for lunch
There's nothing like going to this kind of market during the morning before lunch, especially on a pretty day. You'll find your appetite is really enhanced after you've looked around for a few minutes and picked out what you want to serve and eat for the mid-day meal.
These are the makings for ratatouille — poivrons, aubergines, courgettes, et tomates
Artichauts, petits pois, carottes, et pommes de terre nouvelles
The Saturday morning in early July when I went to the market, I didn't really need to buy anything. CHM, who lives nearby, had already planned our lunch. He stayed home to cook while I went out for my walk and photo shoot. I have more photos for another day...