You wouldn’t want to visit Paris and not take the sneak peek of the city’s Market Tours. There’s more that awaits on a trip to Paris than sculptures and monuments. One of the best ways to discover a culture is through its culinary delights and flea markets. Paris is widely considered a top destination for gastronomes and flea markets from around the world. Paris continues receiving accolades for its food products and flea markets, which undoubtedly form a cornerstone of the French way of life.
What to expect
Each district in Paris has its own weekly, bi-weekly, or quasi-daily market. Neatly stacked fruits and vegetables, bundles of carrots, ruffles of succulent butter lettuce, and baskets golden Chanterelle mushrooms will catch you off guard with the intrinsic beauty of French Fresh Produce. Visit to a fromager’s stall to view the delectable wares on display, such as artisan raw-milk cheeses so special they’re unavailable anywhere else in the world or take in charcuterie, homemade paté, and foie gras at the boucherie stand.
Food Market Tour
The Marche d’Aligre is just the perfect spot to explore typical Parisian market shopping experience.
The Aligre is an open air market and is covered by Marche Beauvau markets, surrounded by flea-market stalls making it, a three in one market, and is best place to get a real taste of the cosmopolitan nature of Paris. There are different types of stalls selling all sorts of products from vintage and contemporary bits of crockery to clothes and last century’s gramophone players. Make sure you are not late or you may miss out on the best things the market might have an offer on that particular day.
For a Small-Group Marché d’Aligre Food Walking Tour in Paris,
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Market Tours in Paris will take you to experience immense gourmet experience and discover some of the most famous Parisian food markets known for the quality of their products including Batignolles Market, Aligre Market, Montorgueil and Levis street.
The Marché d’Aligre has an array of products from les fleurs (flour) to fruits, with variety of many other things. Has long history of serving its quartier (quarter)—the market was inaugurated in 1781— some even consider it le Second Ventre de Paris (Second Belly of Paris), based on Émile Zola’s famous novel, set around Les Halles, the enormous, busy central market of 19th Century Paris. Stroll through the maze of stalls, hand-picking seasonal produce. Explore how the market system works, food origins, and the core idea of terroir , or how Parisians go about shopping for their food and the consequences and significance of this on the French cuisine.
Flea Market Tours
Paris’ St-Ouen flea market, known as Marché aux Puces St-Ouen or Les Puces de St-Ouen, is one of the largest flea markets in the world. Discover an impressive vintage focused area with 14 different markets and more than 2000 shops and get a customized experience to help you get the best shopping in Paris. Depending on your needs, we will reach and explore in depth some of the following markets: Malassis, Dauphine, Vernaison, Biron, Paul Bert, Serpette and Jules Vallès. Explore, your knowledgeable guide will explain the history of the market, which dates back to 1885, while showing you many of the secret corners of the vibrant market.
As you stroll through the market, have a throwback to a different era, learn all about know-how’s of bargain in the market: how to distinguish junk from genuine gems, where to go for the biggest discounts, and who sells what and where. Hear tales of famous celebrities like Sharon Stone and Madonna, who’ve been known to shop here, and learn about their favorite market shops at St-Ouen Flea Market: Bargain-Hunting Tour in Paris