1. Stroll around the neighborhood markets
At the heart of urban life, markets are convivial places. Paris counts 82 of them.
Closest to Maison Mère is the Marché d’Anvers, open on Fridays from 3pm to 8pm. These uncommon hours allow the inhabitants of the 9th arrondissement to get fresh supplies on their way back from work.
If you are looking for effervescence, go to the Marché d’Aligre in the 12th arrondissement, open from Tuesday to Sunday between 7am and 2pm. Beyond the large stalls filled with African and Asian products and the flea market, you will find cafés terraces in the surrounding square.
To buy local and organic products, the best market is the Marché des Batignolles. Every Saturday from 9am to 2pm, the merchants are happy to give you a taste of their products and share imaginative recipes.