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Markets in Paris

Markets in Paris

A great way to gain a deeper understanding of Parisian culture is to take part in traditional activities, such as going to one of the many markets across the city. With a little bit of searching, it is possible to find just about anything you might be looking for. Food and flea markets are located throughout the city on all days of the week. This is definitely something you need to do during your vacation. Here are a few potential markets to hit during your time in Paris.

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Food Markets

Marché Maubert

Marché Maubert is a small market located in the Latin Quarter. If you are looking for a traditional experience, Marché Maubart is not considered a very touristy market and you will be able to find all kinds of fresh produce here. This market is easy to get to, and only a 10-minute walk to the Notre Dame. Grab a carton of delicious strawberries in the summer and go for a nice picnic on the Seine, you won’t be disappointed!


Marché Mouffetard

If you are dying to see the streets of Paris that Hemingway beautifully described in his many novels and short stories, you must wander down the cobblestone streets of the Marché Mouffetard. Also located in the Latin Quarter, Hemingway describe the “wonderful, narrow crowded market street” of Marché Mouffetard in A Moveable Feast. This market holds many stalls that sell tasty organic and fair-trade goods that will send your taste buds soaring.


Marché Président-Wilson

Marché Président-Wilson is an open-air market that runs the length of Avenue Président-Wilson. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, this market is great for discovering all kinds of tasty things. You will be able to find foods from all kinds of nationalities, so you might want to take a couple of laps to make sure you didn’t miss any hidden treasures. Don’t miss a thing and see the sunrise from the Trocadéro then head to the market to be there right when it opens at 7 am.

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A sunny day at one of our city’s many markets.

Flea Markets

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen

Les Puces de Saint-Ouen is one of the largest flea markets in Paris. Les Puces, for short, is in northern Paris and easy to get to on the Metro. This is a great place to go for your idyllic Paris antique market. Marché Vernaison is a fantastic market to begin with. The entrance is on Rue des Rosiers and leads to alleyways filled with little boutiques. For the next few hours, dig and search through the 15 separate markets that make up the Puces. You are bound to find your diamond in the rough among all the specialty antique items.


Les Puces de Vanves

Here, you will be able to find affordable antiques and treasures of all kinds. As the second largest flea market in Paris, Puces de Vanves will shock you with its wide variety of trinkets. And if you don’t like the price, don’t be afraid to bargain with the merchants. If you and the merchant can agree on a price, you both win.


Les Puces de Montreuil

Les Puces de Montreuil is the most exciting flea market in Paris, as it is very hit or miss. While you might not always be lucky here, occasionally you will find an extraordinary antique or vintage piece. There are many different new and used objects here, but it may require a little bit more digging than in the markets previously mentioned. If you are looking for higher-end antiques, les Puces de Montreuil may not be the best place to look.


While these are just a few ideas for your next trip to Paris, ParisByM has many knowledgeable employees that would be happy to help you find the perfect market for what you are looking for. Contact us, so we can help you find the treasure of your dreams.


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Best 5 food markets in Paris

Food is one of the many reasons why tourists are so fond of Paris. However, when you are in the French capital, it might be difficult to decide what and where to eat without spending a fortune. Well, you can find the solution to your problems following this guide to the best five food markets in Paris!


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Food markets are very popular in Paris, since they offer a wider variety of produtcs than supermarkets, often at a lower price. This is why a lot of Parisians do their groceries there on a weekly basis. So what are you waiting? Discover which are the best food markets in Paris, and decide which one is the best for you!


Marché d’Aligre

best food marketsOpened in 1866, it is one of the oldest market in Paris, and also one of the cheapest. It is characterized by a strong village and bazar atmosphere, friendly and animated. Treat yourself with good quality food, a wide selection of spices and different products from all over the world. It is divided in two different sections:

Marché Aligre: It is an open air food and flea market. Here you will find fresh fruit and vegetables from different regions and countries, second hand clothing, bric-a-brac and old books.

Marché Beauveau: It is a covered market in which you will mainly find cooked food stalls where you can buy and try fish, meat, cheese, spices, olives, oil and exotic food.

Once you’re done with your shopping, go sit in a terrasse and enjoy a moment of relax.

Where: 12th arrondissement, metro stop Ledru Rollin, in Place d’Aligre and from Rue de Charenton to Rue Saint-Antoine.
When: Marché d’Aligre – Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 5pm; Sunday from 8am to 1pm.
Marché Beauvau – Tuesday and Friday from 9am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7:30pm; Saturday from 9am to 1pm and from 3:30pm to 7:30pm; Sunday from 8:30am to 1:30pm.

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It is a small certified bio market in which you can find a wide range of fresh products buying directly from farmers and producers: fruit, vegetables, meat, fish, flower essential oils, fresh milk, herb smoothies, vegan food and much more. Of course organic goods are a bit more expensive, but remember you are paying for high quality.

Where: 17th arrondissement, metro stop Rome, 34 boulevard des Batignolles
When: Saturday from 9 am to 3pm


Marché  des Enfants Rouges

best food marketsIt is one of the oldest markets in France: built out of a 16th century orphanage, it was named historical monument in 1982. The name is given by the colour of children’s cothes, which had been donated by Christians for charity. In 2000, it reopened as a food market in which you can find fresh organic food as well as Japanese, Libanese, African, Arab, Antilles and Chinese dishes. It is the ideal place to have a quick lunch on the spot.


Where: The Marais – 3rd arrondissement, metro stop Filles du Calvaire, 39 rue de Bretagne
When: From Tuesday to Friday from 8.30am to 1pm and from 4pm to 7.30pm; Saturday from 4pm to 8pm; Sunday from 8.30am to 2pm


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Active from 1989, this market consists of about 50 bio-certified sellers and producers which offer fruit, vegetables, meat, wine, cheese, bakery, takeaway food stalls, flowers and cosmetics. It’s one of the most popular and chic markets in Paris, where all products are high quality and without GMO or pesticides.

Where: 6th arrondissement, metro stop Sèvres-Babylone, 71 Boulevard Raspail
When: Tuesday and Friday from 7am to 2.30pm; Sunday from 7am to 3pm


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It’s one of the biggest and most animated markets in Paris, with about a hundred sellers providing a wide variety of local products like cheese, meat, fish, fruit, honey, olives and wine. Crepes stalls are also a must. Here you will find good deals at reasonable prices.


Where: 11ème arrondissement, metro stops Bastille and Oberkampf, Boulevard Richard Lenoir
When: Thursday from 7am to 2.30pm; Sunday from 7am to 3pm.


And these were the best 5 food markets in Paris for your greedy needs. Don’t miss them!


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