There was a thread on cheese in the forum and realise, well cheese I love and my wife comes from Meaux, where the famous Brie de Meaux came out, cheese of king, the king of cheese at the Vienna congress of 1815.
the fromagerie or cheese shop here is fantastic ,still one of the few really places you can still get the real brie de meaux, the other is the covered market in town, and you go to nearby Joaurre you can visit a real cheesemaker with Brie at its heart
opening hours are Tuesdays to Thursdays from 9h- 12h30 and 15h30-19h,Fridays, Saturdays from 9h to 19h15,and Sundays from 9h30 to 12h30.
What to buy: cheeses of all kinds of course
What to pay: good prices for heavens
This is an all inclusive market selling just about everything you can imagine.
What to buy: we come here for the food especially the real brie de meaux cheese. It is open year round, every day from 8h to 13h
There are several realising this market town on the banks of the Marne river (flowing into Champagne country)
There are in city center or Centre ville, at Boulevard Jean Rose ,on Tuesday mornings
also on Wednesdays by the petite halle covered market.
at the neighborhood of Quartier Dunant, avenue Henri Dunant,Thursday mornings
at the suburbs of Beauval, centre commercial Colbert, Friday mornings
the city center or centre ville, neighborhood of the old market or quartier du marché, Saturdays all year (the one we go always)
at suburbs of Beauval, centre commercial la Verrière, Sundays morning
at the dead center of town by the place du cinema Majestic, Sundays morning
What to pay: best prices for authentic regional products
I do not often write shopping tips, and shopping in general is not a “touristy activity” I praise, but I thought the shop I found here could be of interest, for you ladies. . . . or for you guys, if you want to offer a nice souvenir to your partner, if she does not like cheese, or you live in a country where you may not be allowed to import cheese. . . ;)
Well, it is a lingerie shop, and I was not inside, but I found interesting that the entrance of this shop is a historical monument, the door of a church; only the door is left, the church has disappeared.
Here is a side door of a gothic church which has been demolished during the French revolution times. On picture 3 you can see on the side of the door, the sign of the French ministry of culture indicating it is a historical monument.
Ah! I finally should have gone to visit this shop and suggest the shop owner to specialise in nun lingerie, or priest underwear. . . . ok, ok enough ( harmless ) sarcasms!
It is very funny to notice that when the shop is closed, there is no sign indicating there is a shop behind this closed door (picture 5)! Should I dare to write it is a “maison close”?. . . . . End of anticlerical writing. . . .
What to buy: Priest underwear?
What to pay: Fun has no price. . . :)