From the banks of the Seine to the "belly of Paris": discovering the circuits, spaces and actors of food supply in the French capital from the Middle Ages to the present day

With more than 200,000 inhabitants in the early fourteenth century, nearly a million at the time of the French Revolution and almost three million in the 1930s, Paris has long been in the leading pack of European cities, which it has long held the first rank. This means that the foods supply of this urban monster, the satisfaction of the needs of this ogre stirring have long been a formidable challenge, especially in pre-industrial times.

From successive areas of the river port to the market places, passing through the streets formerly occupied by the trades, this walk is designed to show participants how Parisians over the centuries have risen to this challenge. The banks of the Seine, Les Halles, but also the Marché des Enfants Rouges (the oldest still active) will be some of the most significant stages of this visit.