Rungis is the largest fresh food wholesale market in the world. The 3 am visit of Rungis is an extraordinary experience. Far from the beaten tourist track, visitors will visit the huge fish pavilion, the beautiful flower pavilion, the meat and the cheese pavilions. It is possible after the visit in the early morning to enjoy a superb dinner in one of the many restaurants of the market. An exceptional experience together with the working people who end their day around 6am or later. Paris markets.
Rungis is Paris wholesale food market. 13 kilometers south of the city, near Orly Paris Airport, Rungis Market is also the world's largest wholesale food market.
Rungis Market covers 232 hectares. 13 000 people work there. 26 000 vehicles enter every day. 1 698 000 tons of fresh food are brought in annually from all over the world. This fresh food is served the next day in Paris restaurants.
Reserved to professionals, the Rungis flower pavilion offers an exceptional choice of cut flowers, potted plants, accessories, decorative products, packaging and tableware. The horticulture and decoration sector includes one air-conditioned pavilion for cut flowers and foliage (22,000 m²), 3 heated buildings for potted plants and 2 large greenhouses, With the producers of cut flowers, the C1 pavilion brings together all the production of the Ile-de-France under the same roof. Producers, wholesalers of cut flowers and foliage provide a complete offer to florists.
With 18,000m2, the meat pavilion brings together top-of-the-range products from French slaughterhouses but also from the best origins of the rest of the world, notably Ireland, Argentina, Japan, and Australia. This is where many of the traditional butcher shops in the Paris region get their supplies. The proposed images are incredible with large expanses of hung carcasses or half-carcasses. Among the 12 wholesalers occupying the sector, cutting and deboning services are also offered. 370 tons of meat are marketed daily. The delivery, billing and traceability systems are shared between wholesalers via the Mercarungis system.
The most out of the beaten track dining experience in the City of Lights is l'Aloyau in the meat pavilion of Rungis Market. Open from 3am to 4pm on weekdays, they serve fresh products and specialize in meat. Private rooms on request.
What about visiting the meat pavilion and eating a French specialty with a bottle of wine at 5am when the market is in full activity. You will remember this experience forever.
Rungis can be visited every second and last Friday of the month, except in August. Departure at 4.30am in front of Denfert Rochereau RER metro station. End of visit at 7.45am with Terroir breakfast. Back to Denfert Rochereau around 10am. Check Rungis web site (in French). Professionnals can stay at a hotel in Rungis and Orly near-by. Rungis Market also has many good restaurants to experience (restaurant list in French). Rungis hours.
Close to Rungis market, B and B Hôtel Orly Chevilly Marché International offers pet-friendly accommodation only 4 km too from Orly Airport. Free private parking is available on site. The modern and simply furnished rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Every includes a private bathroom. Hôtel Orly Chevilly features free WiFi throughout the property. A TV is provided. Paris is 10 km from the hotel, while Marne-la-Vallée is 32 km from the property.
The best way to get to Rungis is by car. Check detailed Rungis market map with road access. It is possible, although not very practical, to get to Rungis Market by public transport. Take metro line 7 to the end station Villejuif Louis Aragon, then tram 7 to Porte de Rungis station. Rungis market map pdf with pavilions, streets, restaurants.