Markets of Paris, Second Edition

The Markets of Paris, Second Edition

Find the best food markets, flea markets, antiques and crafts markets, and more in Paris. Market descriptions are organized by neighborhood and include when each is open (which days & hours), the closest Métro stop, shopping tips, and more. Filled with colorful photos and yet easy to carry, Markets of Paris will help you explore Paris like a local.

Whether you are looking for something fun to do in Paris for a single morning or over an extended period, this pocket-sized guide covers over 120 markets and offers options for every interest. Indulge in local foods, find treasures for your home, venture into varied neighborhoods, and immerse yourself in the local culture by exploring Paris markets.

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Paris Christmas Market on Champs-Élysées

Paris Christmas Market

On one trip to Paris–in fact, to celebrate the publication of Markets of Paris–the plane had no sooner landed and my husband and I dropped off our baggage that we headed to rue Cler. We hadn’t walked far when jet lag caught up with us, so we ducked into Le Petit Cler for a coffee and lunch. We noticed the couple at the […]

How Do Parisiens Fill their Wine Cellars (Caves) for the Holiday Season?

David Burns' MiniCave

(Text and photo by David Burns) The answer, for many, is the upcoming Salon des Vins des Vignerons Indépendants, scheduled for November 27th through December 1st at the Porte de Versailles Exhibition Hall. This marché du vin is impressive for its physical size as well as its variety of French wines.  In 2013, over 1,000 proprietors […]

Markets of Barcelona

ham at Boqueria market

It’s tough being a tourist in Barcelona. There are so many things to see and do (for starters: the Gothic Quarter, Picasso museum, Gaudí buildings and other Modernist architecture) as well as so much that tempts to eat and drink (again, simply for starters: tapas and wine bars). Unless you have the good fortune of an extended stay, it’s impossible […]

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Barcelona market Santa Caterina

Santa Caterina Market (Barcelona, Spain)

Barcelona is a dream come true for anyone who loves markets. The best known and biggest of the markets in Barcelona is La Boqueria, near the Ramblas, but there are 39 others in locations throughout the city. Santa Caterina market, for example, is another that is also central to major sights in Barcelona and worth a visit. It’s in […]

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Pinotxo Bar Boqueria

La Boqueria (Barcelona, Spain)

La Boqueria market is one of those much-hyped travel recommendations that lives up to the praise. Located next to Barcelona’s main promenade known as Las Ramblas, it’s easy to find this covered market and well worth a stop. The variety and quality of fruits, vegetables, fish and meats, plus the colors, aromas and crowds combine to […]

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antique cutlery Paris

Saint-Paul Antiques Village (Paris)

The Marais neighborhood of Paris is filled with shops that are chic or shabby and everything in between. Toward the southern end of the Marais is Saint-Paul Antiques Village, a cluster of shops and ateliers. You’ll know you’re in the right vicinity when you see colorful banners announcing “Village Saint-Paul” hanging from the old walls. […]

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