Rungis Market is renowned as the largest and best supplier of fresh produce in the world.
Based in the outskirts of Paris, it commands an area larger than the principality of Monaco, a staggering 232 hectares. With 1.5 million tonnes of food arriving daily from around the globe, it’s little wonder the market has its own train station and motorway exit.
The Rungis Market is a cult destination for serious chefs from around the world: nowhere else can you experience the range and quality of produce on offer. While the market is only open to trade customers, dedicated foodies regularly join special tours starting at 5:30am to sample it’s atmosphere. If you’re ever in France, it’s worth dragging yourself out of bed for the experience.
Rungis Market is the backbone of France’s fresh food industry and supplies one fifth of the country’s population via restaurants, supermarkets and deli’s. The majority of produce makes it’s way to the neighbouring European buyers or is flown overseas via nearby Orly airport.
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