Rungis

School trip to Rungis

This (very early) morning we went to Rungis. Rungis is a town near Paris with the largest food (wholesale) market called Marché d’Intérêt National de Rungis. The market is open from 1am to 7am. So we had to meet near school at 4:30am!! Around 5 o’clock we arrived at the market and went into the fish hall. It’s not the most pleasant smell at 5 in the morning..

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After the delicious fish we went to the meat halls. Maybe close your eyes if your a vegetarian?

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Hey piggy piggy! Oink oink

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So much meat.. meat everywhere.

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So apparently Rungis market sells some flowers, but their business isn’t going well because of the Dutch hehehe. We just do it better. (Flower market Aalsmeer)

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After the flowers we went to the cheeses.

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Last stop before some breakfast: veggies and fruits.

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Forgot to take a picture of the breakfast… It consisted of a croissant, baguette, hams, cheeses, juice, coffee and… red wine. I know I should start drinking more wine and stuff.. 9 am is just a bit too early okay? =.=

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  • Georgia wallace

    My advice to all who read this article is to stay away from the
    Mandarin Oriental PARIS Hotel unless you like bedbugs.

    Back
    in may, our family traveled to Paris on business. We arrived at the Mandarin
    Oriental Paris Hotel, late night. We checked into two rooms-one for my husband
    and I and one for our two adult children.

    On the 20th, my daughter complained that has bedbugs and she had red blotches on her legs. I purchased
    some cortisone cream and had her use it on her legs, which helped. We again
    arrived back at the Mandarin Oriental Paris Hotel on the night of the 21th. My
    22 year old daughter woke in the middle of the night to something crawling in
    her bed- She ran out of the room, down
    the hall to our room and banged on the door. She had bedbugs in her hair (she
    has long hair) and in her pajamas. We called down to the front desk and were
    told by Arina duty manager there was no other rooms available and that there
    was an ( ARAB FAMILy NIGHTS BEFORE ) and that they would have an
    exterminator come up and take care of the bedbugs IN THE MORNING!

    Meanwhile, our two children spend the rest of the night in our room (thankfully
    we had two beds). Upon checkout on the 22nd,
    we woke up to find the rooms already charged to my credit card. I called
    a second time down to the front desk for the hotel manager. He as not in and
    the assistant manager was in a meeting (on a Sunday morning)…I tried to work
    out a discount or credit to my bill prior to my departure, but was informed I
    would have to speak to one of the managers.

    Later that morning when I finally reached the same duty manager Arina, I was
    told I would not be receiving a credit for the bedbugs infested hotel room. Yes,
    there were bedbugs in the room, and yes, they did spray but I was told by Arina
    that no one is allergic to bedbugs. In
    essence, she told me I was lying.

    We have been Mandarin Oriental guests since 2004. Our daughter was very
    traumatized over this experience.

    Hotel Duty manager Arina: no way no how are we refunding you anything for your
    room-we have never heard of anyone experiencing an allergic reaction to bedbugs in a
    hotel rooms .

    you
    should expect to find them there, after all it is sometime natural

    No
    we cannot provide you with another room-it is the height of tourist season and
    we have no other rooms-you are simply trying to get out of paying for your
    rooms…at the end of the day our books have to balance.

    Attached
    some pictures of bedbugs

    • Gail Ho

      My site is about food, not hotels. I do not appreciate your hotel review about bed bugs on my food website that has nothing to do with the Mandarin Oriental. I suggest you try complaining on trip advisor or Facebook.