Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Rungis Market

Located around a 45-minute drive from the centre of Paris, Rungis Market is one of the biggest in the world. This school trip began at 4.30am, when we arrived at the market, then we spent several hours visiting all the different areas of this enormous place. Each area is determined by product: meat, vegetable, poultry and fish. The fish section was particularly impressive; all these high-quality products from the sea were perfectly handled and stored in the correct conditions. It was a fascinating journey into the world of all the marine creatures that humans eat. Some of the fish here is even sold just a few hours later in the largest and most important fish market in the world, the Tsukiji shijō.

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