Thursday, May 24, 2018

Bye-bye Batignolles

After the Square, I made my way back to the Rome métro station. I had decided that I wanted to go to the architecture museum at the Palais de Chaillot at Trocadéro. I walked through part of the market that was set up on the Boulevard de Batignolles and was reminded of the variety of foods available to Parisian shoppers as well as the prices that city people are willing to pay. When I got home, I looked up the market on line to find that it's an organic market open only on Saturday mornings.

The market was set up in the boulevard's median, under the trees.

This is the view up the boulevard toward Montmartre and the iconic Sacré-Cœur basilica. I took the photo from across the train tracks on the rue de Rome before I even got to Batignolles, but I thought it would be a good way to end this series from that walk. I descended into the subway at the entrance you can see on the right, under the art-nouveau "Métropolitaine" sign designed by Hector Guimard over one-hundred years ago. Five stops to Charles-de-Gaulle/Etoile, transfer, then three stops to Trocadéro.


  1. You can see that the city had begun to wake up by the time you finished your walk. And I love how those Parisian pigeons obedient use the crosswalk.

  2. Oh, there you go, that's the marché bio I mentioned in my comment a few days ago. I don't know why I can't figure out where in the 17th that other market street is.

    An acquaintance of mine visited Paris for the first time last February (when it snowed!), and stayed in a hipster/artsy hotel in the 17th, that had pretty good prices.

  3. mitch, urban pigeons!

    judy, google "marchés à Paris" or something similar and you can find lists of markets by arrondissement. Maybe you'll recognize it on a list!


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