Monday, 06 March 2000
First day of the week.
Many places like main road, Metro station and public area are crowded with busy Parisan. The weather is quite cold, about degrees Celsius.
Learnt from Daniele for a very interesting place in Paris, Les Puces de Saint Quen. The largest flea-market in Europe. A place that should not be missed. You can find any secondhand goods here. Watches, painting, machinery tool, computer parts, electronic parts, furniture, kitchenware etc… you name it.
In the heart of St quen Flea Market, the two floors Marche Dauphine come with 150 antique shops. You will find paintings, furniture, ornaments of all period, collective items like stamp, coins, etc….
Yesterday we were unable to visit Forum de Halles, Tour St-Jacques and St-Eustache, we definitely will do it this afternoon.
Les Halles was a central food market from the 12th century till 1969. When it was moved out to the suburb of Rungis, a huge underground shopping mall was built in the place. The shopping mall, Forum des Halles is very popular among Parisan shoppers. Just north of the grassy area on top of the Les Halles, is one of the Paris’ most attractive churches, the 16th century Eglise Saint Eustache, noted for its wonderful pipe organ.
Cooking your own food is the best way to keep travel cost down. Supermarket are always cheaper than small grocery shop. Carrefour is an example. You can find broad range of product there at low price. We went to the near-by Carrefour to stock-up some food for the week. Bread, cheese, vegetable, pasta and meat is in our shopping cart. Not forgetting some red wine too.
Do you know what ‘Carrefour’ mean ? Is crossroad.