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.
Aligre Market is one of the favorites markets in the city. A 10' walk from Bastille Opera, it is divided into two sections. The covered market, inside 3 beautiful halls, is dedicated to food stalls and has a mix of stores. The uncovered market opens out onto the square and down rue d'Aligre. It includes a food section and antique shops. Once you've finished browsing the market, enjoy a typically Parisian moment at one of the famous wine bars (Le Baron Rouge), or people-watch on the terrace of one of the cafes.
Tuesday-Friday from 9am-1pm and from 4pm-7.30pm; Saturday from 9am-1pm and from 3.30pm-7.30pm; Sunday from 9am-1.30pm.
Behind an iron gate in Le Marais lies the Marche des Enfants Rouges, the oldest market in Paris established in 1615. While an exciting destination for foodies, the choices and lines can be overwhelming. Not every stand is equally excellent. The covered market’s name, literally “market of the red children”, references its origins as an orphanage where the children were dressed in red, the color of Christian charity. Although originally a produce market for raw goods, the Marche des Enfants Rouges is now a dining destination. While you can shop here for ingredients, there are better markets for produce. This is an eater’s market. This isn’t a food court: each stall operates as a separate restaurant so eat-in diners should consume their food at a table at the stall where they ordered.
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.