Saturday, May 28, 2011

Surprise Flea Market

On Friday as John and I approached the Enfants Rouges Market for lunch along Rue du Temple in the Upper Marais we were surprised to come upon a bustling flea market that surrounded the Square du Temple, ran all along Rue de Bretagne to Rue de Turenne and spread into many side streets. It was mentioned nowhere in our guide books or on the net
 Merchants were selling everything one could want from a Parisian flea market;
bric-a-brac and household curiosities,
 vintage clothes
and accessories,
period furnishings,
second-hand books and old paintings,
even some artisanal bread
and cheese stalls.
John's favourite was a stall specializing in scientific equipment. We would be visiting this market every week and furnishing our apartment from it if we lived in Paris and we're pretty sure we know now where our hosts, the Daros got the funky letters to decorate their living room wall!

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