How would you like to experience the Southwest France right in Paris? This sounds like an incredibly experience just by itself, yet from the 13th to the 15th of September the experience gets even better as a market presenting the best of the Southwest region on boats docked at the Seine.
This floating market therefore gives guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier the opportunity to shop for and taste some unique regional offerings in a completely unique way – by purchasing them off of boats floating in the river. Right next to the famous Notre Dame cathedral, the Floating Markets of the South West will take place at the Quai de Montebello and the Quai de la Tournelle in the 5th arrondissement of Paris.
The event will bring artisans and producers from the Southwest regions of Gers, Lot-et-Garonne and Tarn-et-Garonne for the 14th edition of this annual market. Delicacies for sale will include wines, duck products, foie gras, and fruits and vegetables. For years this event has attracted some 200,000 visitors who descend upon the quays in order to discover the specialties created by local artisans.
Moreover, these artisans are always proud to talk about their products, giving visitors the chance to learn about the foods they enjoy eating. These products come straight from the producer to the consumer, meaning that they have that incredible level of freshness that is highly appreciated in French cuisine.
In addition to the 42 producers selling their wares at the market, the Floating Markets of the Southwest (Les Marché Flottants du Sud-Ouest) will offer numerous activities to keep visitors entertained. From concerts to tastings to cooking demonstrations, those who come to this event will leave with a greater understanding not only of the food in Southwest France but also of the culture.
The Floating Markets of the Southwest (Les Marchés Flottants du Sud-Ouest)
Quai de Montebello et Quai de la Tournelle, across from the Notre Dame Cathedral
5th Arrondissement, Paris
September 13 – 15, 2013