JOURNEY through the belly of Paris! The tradesmen’s market of Rungis is opening its doors to the public for guided tours for the first time in its history.
Fish, meat, fruit, vegetables and flowers are delivered on a daily basis by over 26,000 vehicles to the market site at Rungis which is spread over 232 hectares.
The market provides over half the fresh seafood consumed in the French capital, 45 per cent of Paris’ fruit and vegetables, 35 per cent of its meat and 50 per cent of the flowers that adorn Parisian homes and businesses.
Usually closed to the public, tourists now have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the market on the second Friday of each month.
Strictly for morning people, the pickup from Paris is at 5am!
The visit ends at 8.30am with a traditional market breakfast.
Prices: €75 per person including transport to and from Paris city centre, guided tour, and breakfast.
More information: www.visiterungis.com
Located for over eight centuries in ‘Les Halles Centrales’ in Paris’ city centre, this huge market moved 10km south of Paris to Rungis in the 1960s. After seven years of work, the market was officially opened by French President, General de Gaulle, on March 3rd 1969.
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