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Le siffleur de ballons in Paris: Wine, food, and apéromatchs!

Le siffleur de ballons in Paris: Wine, food, and apéromatchs!

The restaurant l’Ebauchoir opened a new space, a wine bar, across the street: Le siffleur de ballons. It is a place to eat, drink and buy wine (and other goodies such as terrines, vinegars, honey…) The dishes are simple but good (plate of charcuterie, sandwiches, soupes, salades…) and the prices range from as low as 5€ (the croque siffleur: ham, goat cheese, tomato and roquette) to 12€ (a plate of pata negra bellota ham); wines by the glass range from 3,50€ to 6€. Le siffleur de ballons is a great stop for a quick and simple lunch, for an apéro, to buy a sandwich to go or to buy a bottle or two.
Check out the saturday lunch “Apéromatch”: a wine tasting session consisting in comparing wines from either two different regions, countries, grape variety, vinification… For 18€ you try four different wines while eating cheese and charcuterie.

Le siffleur de ballons
34 rue de Citeaux
75012 Paris
tel: 01.58.51.14.04
Metro: Faidherbe-Chaligny, Reuilly-Diderot

Tu-Sat: 10.30am-3pm / 5.30pm-10pm
Closed on Sunday and Monday

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

Farmers’ markets in Paris: 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th and 15th 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.

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

11th arrondissement
Marché Belleville
Boulevard de Belleville
75011 Paris
Metro: Belleville

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Charonne
Boulevard de Charonne (between Rue de Charonne and Rue Alexandre Dumas)
75011 Paris
Metro: Alexandre Dumas

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Bastille
Boulevard Richard Lenoir (between Rue Amelot and Rue Saint-Sabin)
75011 Paris
Metro: Bastille

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Père-Lachaise
Boulevard de Ménilmontant (between Rue Panoyaux and Rue des Cendriers)
75011 paris
Metro: Ménilmontant

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Popincourt
Boulevard Richard Lenoir (between Rue Oberkampf and Rue J-P Timbaud)
75011 Paris
Metro: Oberkampf

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

12th arrondissement
Marché Couvert Beauvau
Place d’Aligre
75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin

Tu-Sat: 9am-1pm / 3.30pm-7.30pm
Sun: 9am-1.30pm

Marché Aligre
Rue d’Aligre
75012 Paris
Metro: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe-Chaligny

Tu-Sun: 9am-1.30pm

Marché Cours de Vincennes
Cours de Vincennes (between Boulevard de Picpus and Rue du Dr Arnold Netter)
75012 Paris
Metro: Nation

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Bercy
Place Lachambeaudie (between 14 Place Lachambeaudie and 11 Rue Baron-le-Roy)
75012 Paris
Metro: Cour Saint-Emilion

W: 3pm-8pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Daumesnil
Boulevard de Reuilly (between Rue de Charenton and Place Félix Eboué)
75012 Paris
Metro: Daumesnil, Dugommier

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Ledru-Rollin
Avenue Ledru-Rollin (between Rue de Lyon and Rue de Bercy)
75012 Paris
Metro: Gare de Lyon, Quai de la Rapée

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Poniatowski
Boulevard Poniatowski (between Avenue Daumesnil and Rue de Picpus)
75012 Paris
Metro: Porte Dorée

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Saint-Eloi
36-38 Rue de Reuilly
75012 Paris
Metro: Reuilly-Diderot

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

13th arrondissement
Marché Alésia
Boulevard Auguste Blanqui
75013 Paris
Metro: Glacière

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Auguste Blanqui
Boulevard Blanqui (between Place d’Italie and Rue Barrault)
75013 Paris
Metro: Corvisart, Place d’Italie

Tu,F: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Bobillot
Rue Bobillot (between Place Rungis and Rue de la Colonie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Tolbiac

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Maison Blanche
Avenue d’Italie (between 110 and 162 Avenue d’Italie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Maison Blanche

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Salpêtrière
Boulevard de l’Hôpital (along the Square Marie Curie)
75013 Paris
Metro: Saint-Marcel

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Vincent Auriol
Boulevard Vincent Auriol (between 64 Boulevard Vincent Auriol and Rue Jeanne d’Arc)
75013 Paris
Metro: Chevaleret

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Jeanne d’Arc
Place Jeanne d’Arc
75013 Paris
Metro: Nationale

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Paris Rive Gauche
Rue Jean Anouilh and Rue Neuve Tolbiac
75013 Paris
Metro: Bibliothèque François Mitterrand

F: 12pm-8.45pm

14th arrondissement
Marché Brune
Boulevard Brune (between 71 Boulevard Brune and Impasse Vandal)
75014 Paris
Metro: Porte de Vanves

Th: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Edgar Quinet
Boulevard Edgar Quinet (between 36 Boulevard Edgar Quinet and Rue du Départ)
75014 Paris
Metro: Edgar Quinet

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Villemain
Avenue Villemain
75014 Paris
Metro: Plaisance

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Mouton Duvernet
Place Jacques Demy
75014 Paris
Metro: Mouton-Duvernet

Tu, F: 7am-2.30pm

Marché Spécialisé Biologique Brancusi Organic farmers’ market
Place Constantin Brancusi
75014 Paris
Metro: Gaité

Sat: 9am-3pm

15th arrondissement
Marché Cervantes
Place du Marché Cervantes (Between Rue Bargue and Rue de la Procession)
75015 Paris
Metro: Volontaires

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Convention
Rue Convention (between Rue Alain Chartier and Rue de l’Abbé Groult)
75015 Paris
Metro: Convention

Tu,Th: 7am-2.30
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Grenelle
Boulevard de Grenelle (between Rue Lourmel and Rue du Commerce)
75015 Paris
Metro: La Motte-Piquet Grenelle

W: 7am-2.30
Sun: 7am-3pm

Marché Lecourbe
Rue Lecourbe (between Rue Vasco de Gama and Rue Leblanc)
75015 Paris
Metro: Balard, Lourmel

W: 7am-2.30
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Lefebvre
Boulevard Lefebvre (between Rue Olivier de Serres and Rue de Dantzig)
75015 Paris
Metro: Porte de Versailles

W: 7am-2.30pm
Sat: 7am-3pm

Marché Saint-Charles
Rue St-Charles (between Rue de Javel and Rue du Général Estienne)
75015 Paris
Metro: Javel-André Citroën

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

Paris’ Viaduc des Arts and its Promenade Plantée: a former railroad turned into a green suspended walkway.

Paris’ Viaduc des Arts and its Promenade Plantée: a former railroad turned into a green suspended walkway.

As my belle-mère would say: “Why a duck?” Because if you like to walk (or run for those who like to jog) Paris is made for you, and one of the best walks is the path you stroll along the old train track, in the 12th arrondissement, the viaduc des arts. Opened in 1993, it’s a 3-mile long path of gardens, trellises and benches that start 22-feet high above street level and end in forest-like tunnel trenches. The Promenade Plantée, also known as La Coulée Verte, offers a great view of Paris’ 12th arrondissement, it’s buildings and parcs; don’t miss the police station along the way with its series of statues, the “slaves” inspired by Michelangelo’s.

La Promenade Plantée
75012 Paris
From the beginning of the Avenue Deaumesnil (metro Bastille or Gare-de-Lyon) to the end of Rue du Sahel (at Boulevard Soult, between Porte de Vincennes and Porte Dorée), with stairs all along the way.

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M-F: 8am-sunset
Sat-Sun: 9am-sunset