Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Monday, April 4, 2011

Ne Touchez Pas Les Fruits......


Is it any wonder that shop keepers in Paris don't want customers
messing with their carefully arranged fruit displays.
I learnt my lesson after an abrupt rebuttal
from the Monsieur at this charming magasin-de-fruits
on Rue Montorgueil

14 comments:

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh, I have seen this too and know from my many trips to Paris that one does not touch any merchandise. I have found one exception which is in the street market of Marché d'Aligre, a very casual and noisy market, a melange of nationalities.

Bises,
Genie

Sylvia K said...

Talk about "picture perfect"! What a beautiful market! I'd be afraid to touch anything, but would love to go shopping there! I'm hungering for some fresh fruit right now!! Terrific post/photos for the day as always! Hope your week is off to a great start!

Sylvia

Monique said...

Miam, miam, miam !

Aris Whittier said...

So beautiful! I want one of everything!

Delana said...

That display is picture perfect! The vendors are pretty relaxed here in Aix en Provence. Well, except for the cherry guy, who nearly put an eye out slapping his own forehead as I served MYSELF. Quelle horreur!

Suzi said...

My daughter found this out last time in Paris and was convinced to buy two of something because it was just better! I am learning theses ways. Aren't the displays devine? I m surprised you were allowed to take a picture x

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Dianne,

I love your pretty photos and yes makes me want to buy a few of everything.

Hope that you have a lovely week
Hugs
Carolyn

Cezar and Léia said...

hehehe I know what you mean about "don't touch". The fruits look delicious, those strawberries are my favorites!
Léia

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

What vibrant produce! No wonder you couldn't resist.

Dumbwit Tellher said...

So incredibly beautiful, wonderful photos Dianne. I cannot imagine our American supermarkets taking such pride in their produce! I hope you have a wonderful new week?

Sending my best to you ~ Deb

Virginia said...

I can't be sure that I"ve ever been reprimanded but I don't think so. I am more careful in clothing shops etc about touching. In the food markets I don't think I knew the rules!
V

Mariette said...

Dearest Dianne,

Oh, I got a rebuttal in Italy, while living and working near Venice, for touching the fruits that I wanted to select... Here in the USA at Whole Foods the display is very pretty too and you are allowed to touch!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Ingrid Mida said...

I've made that mistake myself. You only do it once.... But how can I help myself with such beautiful fruit?

Fresh Local and Best said...

It would be hard for me to simply point and say I'll take that one. These fruits are too beautiful!

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