My dear readers,
Do you know the Mouffetard Street, one of the oldest streets of the capital?
Located in the 5th arrondissement of Paris, it is full of small restaurants, cafes and shops that make this street very lively!
Mouffetard Street has kept a certain authenticity, it is a place full of charm not to be missed during your stay in Paris!
The descent of rue Mouffetard to the Gobelins is a real trip to old Paris. I like to discover typical Parisian bistros or stop in a bookstore and leaf through old books.
This picturesque alley is perfect for a morning walk in the middle of live stalls. If you like to cook, go to the Rue Mouffetard market! It is one of the most famous markets of Paris, bread, meat, fish, vegetables you will find the ideal provisions for the preparation of a gastronomic meal.
Away from the Parisian tumult, let yourself be tempted by cheeses, cold cuts, smell the good flavors of hot bread and pastry, stroll as in a village ... a village in Paris!
A street with stories
Surely you wonder, my kind reader, where does this strange name come from?
Opinions differ as to the origin of the name of Mouffetard Street. Indeed, for some its name would be derived from the term Mouffette, a familiar name that was given to the unpleasant emanations of dyeing.
More likely, Mouffetard would come from a deformation of Mont-Cetard, the old name of the locality!
Walking along Rue Mouffetard is like diving into the heart of history, first along the Gaulois road, then along the Roman road. For more than 2000 years, the lane lives to the rhythm of the tradesmen and artisans.
A getaway in this street is a mix of legends and memories of Parisian life. Did you know that Victor Hugo has found his inspiration in the Mouffetard Street for the Misérables?
Enjoy the sunny days to go for a walk in this district of "the muff", so authentic!
See you soon!