One of the best thing about Paris is its many markets. There are flower markets and food markets. The food markets are really interesting. You can purchase all different types of sea salt, himaylan pink salt, smoked sea salt and many other kinds. You can pick up vegetables and fruits from all over the world. I love fresh lychees and they are in abundance in the food markets. Fresh fish and shell fish are every where. Cheeses and wines to suit your every mood are there. Spices in every disguise abound. The flower markets have any flower you can imagine. It is a bounty of different things at these open air stores.