Ah, Paris. Just the word alone is enough to have many people adjusting their accent, grabbing a baguette, and dreaming of the Eiffel Tower. But it isn’t all about the tourist attractions and atmosphere. Throughout Paris are streets filled with history, and even better, packed with food. One of these is Rue Mouffetard.
Located in one of the oldest and liveliest neighbourhoods of Paris, Rue Mouffetard is a street in the fifth arrondissement of the city.
The origins of this thoroughfare date back to Neolithic times. Nowadays, the street is known for the food shops and restaurants that line both sides, spilling out onto the street, creating the ultimate French street market.
Amongst the fragrant cheeses and patchwork displays of fruit and vegetables are the scallops. Piled high and still in their orange-brown, fan-shaped shells.