As foodie trips go, this takes some beating.
As foodie trips go, this takes some beating. I’m walking around Paris with top French chef Raymond Blanc.
From dimly-lit but good-value bistros and top restaurants to profiteroles and chocolate fondants, the Michelin starred chef is showing me his favourite places in Paris to shop, eat and down a glass or two of wine.
We’ve reached Le Marais, the city’s old aristocratic district. We’re wandering around the Marché des Enfants Rouges, the city’s oldest food market in rue de Bretagne. The small market is so-named because it was once an orphanage where all the children dressed in red. No red-clothed youngsters roam here anymore.
Nowadays other vivid colours dominate: the market is a riot of flowers, including bouquets of multi-coloured tulips, plump green asparagus spears, shards of pink rhubarb and bulbs of purple artichokes.
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