Paris is known for being the capital of fashion and shopping is one of the things you should not miss while you’re here. But don’t forget that there is more than shops and malls. Have you ever thought about shopping on one the beautiful markets. You will certainly find what you’re looking for! Let’s discover our selection of market places in Paris.
There is only one book market in Paris. Obviously, this is a place to go for lovers of old books since you will find a great deal of ancient and second-hand books.
- Opening: All the year on Saturdays & Sundays from 9 AM to 6 PM.
- Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves metro station (line 14).
In contrast to the urban legend, stamps are not in voice of disappear! People still collection them. Paris offers one stamp market for lovers of stamps.
- Opening: All the year on Thursdays from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
- Location: 8th district of Paris, metro stop Champs-Élysées – Clemenceau metro station (lines 1 and 13).
Food markets are an important part of French lifestyle since you can find the freshest food there. Basicly, you can find local food markets in every part of town but some of them are still special. Click here to learn more about the food markets of Paris such as Raspail or le Marché des Enfants Rouges.
Flower market: Marché aux Fleurs – Reine Elizabeth II
Created in 1808, this flower market is the oldest flower market of Paris with a huge selection of seasonal and exotic flowers and plants. Its original name is Marché aux Fleurs, meaning Flower Market. In 2014, Queen Elizabeth II visited France for the 70th anniversary of D-Day. Therefore, the market was renamed.
- Opening: Every day from 8 AM to 7.00 PM except on Sundays.
- Location: 4th district of Paris, metro stop Cité metro station (line 4).
Flea markets are the perfect occasion for those who are looking for second-handed and vintage things like clothes, books, furniture or other things.
The Saint-Ouen flea market is one of the largest flea markets in the world. Spreading over 7 hectares, it is known for the huge amount of rare antiquities.
- Opening: Mondays, Sundays and Saturday from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
- Location: 18th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4) metro stations.
Porte de Vanves
The Porte de Vanves flea market is not the biggest one but its medium size allows vendors to exhibit an important amount of antique items. Moreover, you will be able to enjoy advice of professional antiques sellers.
- Opening: On weekends from 9 AM to 7.30 PM.
- Location: 14th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Vanves (Line 13) or Porte de Clignancourt (Line 4)
Note if you want to avoid the crowd, the morning is the best moment for you to go there (between 9 AM and 10 AM).
This market, which exists since 1860, has kept its traditional aspect. That means that most of the goods that are displayed there are ancient. So, it will be the perfect place if you are looking for retro and vintage stuff. Take note that this is not a very touristy place. Thus it enables you to discover a calm and authentic market.
- Opening: On Mondays until Saturdays from 7 AM to 7.30 PM.
- Location: 20th district of Paris, metro stop Porte de Montreuil metro station (Line 9).
If you want further information about Paris markets Click here (French)