Sunday, February 24, 2008
This morning I decided to check out the Sèvres market, which takes place everyday of the week except Monday and Thursday. I didn't quite know what to expect, and thought it might be just a couple of outdoor stands selling fruit, vegetables, and cheese. I also wasn't entirely sure where it was located. After following a trail of men and women with their rolling carts loaded up with wares presumably purchased at the market, I found what I was looking for, and boy, was I in for a surprise. The market was fantastic...and big! It even had it's own enclosed area - a permanent spot reserved for the merchants and buyers who frequent Sèvres. There were multiple stands selling flowers, vegetables, cheese, fish, meat, bread, and a host of other products (can't wait to go back for some delicious-looking olives). I took a couple of spins around the place, admiring all that there was to see, hear, and smell. Many of the sellers gave me a nice "Bonjour, Mademoiselle!" as I passed. At first I thought they might have been fooled into thinking I was French, but I'm pretty sure I gave myself away by whipping out a camera and taking pictures of lettuce.