The finest of the permanent market streets of Paris this
lively narrow alleyway is jam packed full of food, whether to buy to
take home to cook, or to eat while you walk, or to sit down and eat.
Nowhere can you see how food and drink are integral parts of
Parisian life more than here on rue Montorgueil. But it is
more than just food, with textiles, hardware, souvenirs and it is
truly a whole life in a street. And of course the life walks
past, so there are tables on the pavement outside each cafe so that
you can enjoy that essential Parisian occupation, people watching!
With busy crowds day and night, though with different atmospheres of
course, it is a 24x7 place to visit in the city. Less than
500m long it still seems to be an entire village in one, and of
course the Montorgueil area extends beyond the road itself to the
neighboring fascinating side streets and passages.