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General Elektriks in Paris at l’Olympia.

General Elektriks in Paris at l’Olympia.

General Elektriks’ March concert at the Bataclan is sold out but it is still time to buy tickets for their show at l’Olympia in May.

May 3, 2010—8pm
General Elektriks at l’Olympia
28 Boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris
tel: 08.92.68.33.68
Metro: Opéra, Madeleine

Phoenix in Paris at l’Olympia.

Phoenix in Paris at l’Olympia.

March 22, 2010—8pm
Phoenix at l’Olympia
28 Boulevard des Capucines
75009 Paris
tel: 08.92.68.33.68
Metro: Opéra, Madeleine

Farmers’ markets in Paris: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th arrondissements.

Farmers’ markets in Paris: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th arrondissements.

There is at least one farmer’s market in each of Paris’ arrondissements. Following is the list of all of them, by arrondissement, from the 1st to the 20th, with their location (see map) and hours. They vary in size and quality, some specialize in organic foods (Marché Brancusi 14th arr., Marché Raspail 6th arr., Marché des Batignolles 17th arr.) while others offer a variety of cooked foods (Marché Baudoyer 4th arr.) and/or ethnic dishes (Marché des Enfants Rouges 3rd arr.)

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th arrondissements.

6th arrondissement
Marché Couvert Saint-Germain
4/8 Rue Lobineau
75006 Paris
Metro: Mabillon

Tu-Sat: 8am-1pm / 3.30pm-8pm
Sun: 8am-1.30pm

Marché Raspail Organic farmers’ market
Boulevard Raspail (between Rue du Cherche-Midi and Rue de Rennes)
75006 Paris
Metro: Rennes

Tu, F, Sun: 7am-2.30pm

7th arrondissement
Marché Saxe-Breteuil
Avenue de Saxe
75007 Paris
Metro: Ségur

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

8th arrondissement
Marché Couvert Europe
1 Rue Corvetto
75008 Paris
Metro: Villiers

Tu-Sun: 8.30am-8.30pm

Marché Aguesseau
Place de la Madeleine
75008 Paris
Metro: Madeleine

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

9th arrondissement
Marché Anvers
Place d’Anvers (facing the 6 Place d’Anvers and 15 Avenue de Trudaine)
75009 Paris
Metro: Anvers

F: 3pm-8.30pm

10th arrondissement
Marché Alibert
Rue Alibert (along the Hôpital Saint-Louis)
75010 Paris
Metro: Goncourt

Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Couvert Saint-Quentin
85 bis Boulevard Magenta
75010 Paris
Metro: Gare de l’Est

Tu-Sat: 9am-1pm / 4pm-7.30pm
Sun: 8.30am-1.30pm

Marché Couvert Saint-Martin
31/33 rue du Château d’Eau
75010 Paris
Metro: Château d’Eau

Tu-Sat: 9am-1pm / 4pm-7.30pm
Sun: 9am-1.30pm

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th arrondissements.

Paris’ farmers’ markets: 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th arrondissements.

Ladurée: Succulent macarons and beautiful tea salons in Paris.

Ladurée: Succulent macarons and beautiful tea salons in Paris.

Created in the late 19th century, Ladurée—inventor of macarons—is one of the oldest Parisian tea houses. Today it counts several tearooms/pastry shops/restaurants in Paris and abroad. Ladurée is to Paris what sourdough bread is to San Francisco, catfish to New Orleans, BBQ to Texas and fried green tomatoes to the southern United States… It is part of the Paris’ culinary identity. As if Ladurée needed any publicity, Sofia Coppola’s visually stunning movie, Marie-Antoinette, made the Parisian tea house famous all over the world. Now the lines are even longer and sometimes stretch all the way around the street corner as if we were in cold war-era Russia. If you plan on eating at Ladurée on the Champs-Elysées I highly recommend reserving your table online. You can choose your day and time, and avoid the ridiculous wait in line. The online reservations will soon be extended to the other tea salons. Ladurée serves breakfast (morning pastries, bread, eggs any style, French toast, fresh fruit salads, juices…), brunch (it is served on Saturday and Sunday from 10am until 3.30pm and will cost you 35€) and lunch as well as dinner (main dish at 29€, menus at 34€ and 42€, club sandwiches from 15,50€ to 23€). Pastries and teas will coast you around 7€ each.
If you are visiting Paris in winter and wish to warm up in a cozy and elegant atmosphere, Ladurée is the place to be: it is sort of overheated and makes you kinda melt. And then you melt some more when you see the list of pastries.

Ladurée
6th arrondissement
Ladurée Bonaparte
21 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris
tel: 01.44.07.64.87
Metro: Saint-Germain-des-Prés
open 7/7
M-F: 8.30am-7.30pm
Sat: 8.30am-8.30pm
Sun: 10am-7.30pm
*Chocolate counter, open 7/7
M-Sun: 10am-7pm

8th arrondissement
Ladurée Royale
16 Rue Royale
75008 Paris
tel: 01.42.60.21.79
Metro: Madeleine, Concorde
open 7/7
M-Th: 8.30am-7.30pm
F, Sat: 8.30am-8pm
Sun: 10am-7pm

Ladurée Champs-Elysées
75 Avenue des Champs Elysées
75008 Paris
tel: 01.40.75.08.75
Metro: George V
open 7/7
M-F: 7.30am-11pm
Sat: 7.30am-12am
Sun: 7.30am-10pm
*Restaurant, open 7/7
M-Sun: 7.30am-12.30am

9th arrondissement
Ladurée Printemps Department Store
62 Boulevard Haussmann
75009 Paris
tel: 01.42.82.40.10
Metro: Havre-Caumartin
M-Sat: 9.35am-7pm (until 10pm on Thursday)
Closed on Sunday