Thursday, 24 May 2012

Covered market place or “Marché Couvert” in Colmar

In the “Rue des écoles” in Colmar you find an old building from 1865 which is used as a market place. The “Marché Couvert” is located on the bank of the small waterway in the city of Colmar. This is the “Lauch” river, in the past the merchant could bring his products to the market via a boat. Today with the modern road infrastructure this is no longer done. What could you expect from such a market? Well, I was expecting good quality food, you are in France after all. My expectations were met, look at these beautiful cheeses, vegetables, fish, meat, salami, wine, spices and bread. Everything was displayed in a professional manner. This is not a market as we know it but a French Gourmet palace.

In de “ Rue des écoles” te Colmar, vind je een gebouw uit 1865 dat wordt gebruikt als een overdekte marktplaats. De “Marché Couvert” ligt aan we kleine waterweg in het centrum van Colmar. Dit is de “Lauch” rivier waarlangs in het verleden de marktkramers hun goederen binnen vaarden. Vandaag, met de moderne wegeninfrastructuur wordt dit niet meer gedaan. Wat kan je verwachten op zo’n markt? Wel, wij dachten aan lekkere producten, want we zijn toch in Frankrijk. Onze verwachtingen werden ingevuld, kijk naar deze mooie kazen, groenten, vis, vlees, salami, wijn, kruiden en brood. Alles wordt op een professionele manier aangeboden. Dit is geen gewone markt zoals wij deze kennen maar een Frans Gourmet paleis.. 
 
Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Marché Couvert Colmar

Previous Colmar article: Park of Chateau D’eau and the statue of Bartholdi

Previous Market article: Many colours on the fresh market below the Stuttgarter Town Hall

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21 comments:

  1. what a beauty !! the market and everything in, on and around it
    anni

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  2. Delicious ! Gorgeous ! Stunning !
    Yes, you are a Gourmet.
    Kind regards, Synnöve

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  3. Ja dat ziet er geweldig uit. Luilekkerland.

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  4. I love markets like this and these are great shots. Have you been to the Pike Place Market in Seattle?

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  5. Wat een heerlijkheden zijn daar allemaal terug te vinden, zalig!

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  6. Everything looks as fresh as can be, I would love to reach in and grab one of those cauliflowers. Did you buy anything?

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  7. A beautiful old Halles! I love the art deco feel of the building and the entrance. Wonderful discovery!

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  8. Mmm..., hemelse delicatessen, Filip... !
    Lie(f)s.

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  9. Delicious and very fresh. Some of spices I probably even don't know. Salami or just a very delicious cold cuts are wonderful. I am sure they taste great.

    Filip, this is a nice market. That was a nice that you discovered it. Excellent photographs!!!!!

    Greetings from Kaya.

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  10. The stomach growls by watching all these fresh food in this wonderful scenery.
    Greetings
    J+C

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  11. yumyum fresh cheese in France-the reason I adore to visit markets there:-)) never been to Colmar yet...

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  12. Jewel box!



    Friendly Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    > < } } (°>

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  13. All delicious items right down to the cookies!

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  14. wow, everything looks so neat and orderly, indeed a gourmet market.

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  15. I noticed how clean that market place is ! lots of things to see ! I particularly like shopping for seasonings, are those curry powder ?

    Aligaga

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  16. Wow, dat ziet er goed uit, ze hebben veel spullen in een mooi gebouw

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  17. Tunnen tuoksun, mikä hallissa on. Tuolla on kiva kävellä, mutta kaikkea ruokaa ei voi ostaa, valikoimaa on niin paljon.
    Terveisin
    orvokki

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  18. Coucou!!! superbe ce marché couvert!!!!!! merci pour le partage!! bisous

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  19. The warehouses are lovely to shoot with many aromas and flavors and nicely colored.

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  20. What a great market place with some lovely looking food for sale.

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