In Paris, everyone goes to the market on saturday or sunday. These picturesque sights are one of the hearts of social life.
Paris Markets are one of the true pleasures of the city. A century long tradition, they are good shopping venues. Most Paris Markets focus on food, including meat, fish, cheese, vegetables and fruit, bought the same day in Rungis, the largest wholesale food market in the world.
A few other Paris Markets are specialized, selling anything from flowers and stamps to unique antiques.
Wherever you stay, there is a market near by. The city of Paris provides the list of all markets.
Rue Mouffetard, rue de Buci and rue Montorgueil are lovely old streets with food stores, cafes and restaurants. Go there in the morning Tusday to Saturday.
The Raspail food Market is famous for its bio vegetables. The Aligre Market in La Bastille district and Les Enfants Rouges, in Le Marais, are fashionable markets today.
Flea Market: check our Flea Market page
Marche Saint Pierre Market. The place for textile in Paris. Detailed information.
Paris Flower Market: The Marche aux Fleurs is located near Notre Dame. Housed in iron pavillions, it is open 7 days a week from 8am to 7.30pm. Complemented by bird market on Sundays. Locate Flower Market on Paris map. Web site.