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Shop at the Parisian Market

Published on March 31, 2015 by Ralph and Karen

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Photo of Parisian market from volantwish on Flickr.

If you stay with us at Le Trésor de Montmartre, you will have access to a fully equipped kitchen.

Many of our guests leave the kitchen untouched, and we don’t blame them. After all, this is the city where gourmet was born, and Montmartre’s cobblestone streets are lined with cafés and bistros.

But others love the authentic experience of browsing the local markets for fresh meats, seafood, produce and cheeses in the afternoon and then spending a couple leisurely hours working magic in the kitchen.

We recommend giving this a try—accompanied by a bottle of wine, of course.

Maison Collignon, a market that plays a prominent role in the 2001 film Amélie, is a 15-minute walk from the apartment and sells produce and other items. Pay them a leisurely visit and see why Paris is a legendary food city.

Meet The Author
Hello! We are Ralph and Karen, an Anglo-American couple who fell in love with Paris and France over 20 years ago. Work-related trips brought us here, but we kept coming back for holidays, then extended visits, and then… In 2005, we decided nothing was stopping us from buying a place of our own in Paris. Lots of research, learning, and many kilometers of sneaker-rubber later, we put our house in the United States on the market. It sold in 10 days, and we found our apartment in Montmartre two months later. After a massive, year-long renovation project and its many challenges, we hit our biggest bump yet. As it turned out, we had to stay based in the US after all. Our lovingly remodeled apartment in Paris became a place where we returned only for short visits. In 2008, we started renting to guests—travelers like we once were (we always preferred apartments over expensive, cramped hotels). And the rest, as they say, is history. Le Trésor de Montmartre has proved quite popular, to the extent that we have trouble finding a break in the booking calendar to stay there ourselves! In the midst of this, we found Nice. After several holidays in and around Nice, we thought, why not buy a pied-à-terre in the area? Despite the challenges involved in renovating from afar—which we knew very well at that point—we jumped in again in late 2010. After another renovation, another year, and hundreds more gray hairs between us, we added Le Trésor de Nice to our rental portfolio. A year so so later we picked up 3 other apartment to manage. We hope you find the properties inviting, and hope even more that you will come see them for yourselves! Please get in touch with questions, or to book your stay at one of our apartments. We’d be happy to share our insider knowledge of these places we love so much.
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