59-Bastille Market Place – Paris, France

The Bastille Marketplace is an open air market on Sunday mornings between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM. Thousands of people flock to this market to shop for almost anything. There are over 300 merchants selling everything from wallpaper to fresh vegetables to clowns to a few carnival rides – and of course a carousel. As you walk down the many aisles, the merchants sing their song or yell out what they have for sale. The cacophony, sights, and smells make for an wonderful diversion to the average boring day in Paris. I ate some of the best paella I have ever had that was cooked fresh in one of the stalls. I also picked up some of the tastiest fruit.

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market8Balancing a fish tank on his head while making balloon animals.

market7This rooster cocked his doodle doo one too many times.




market1On the “Neutral Ground” in the middle of main street in the Bastille area.