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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Marché Saxe-Breteuil, Paris

Parisians flee the city in droves and head to the seashore or countryside each August. Those who don’t much like Parisians take that to mean that August is the perfect time to visit. I’m definitely not in that camp. But I do think that visiting Paris in August is a mixed sac. Many shops and […]

Re-Entry (or Maybe Not)

Cranberry moss trail

It has been about a month since I returned from traveling, and yet I haven’t fully adjusted to being home. I don’t mean jet leg. Within a week my internal clock had adjusted and I was no longer reaching for a book at 3 AM. I’m also not talking about the pleasant but muddled daze […]

A Month in Provence

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I recently returned from a month in the south of France. Peter Mayle spun a year’s worth of adventures into A Year in Provence, which spawned several sequels. I found that with “only” four weeks in Provence, one can easily amass as many fascinating experiences and meet countless memorable real-life characters. Provence is a massive region. […]

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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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Rue Cadet Market Street (Paris)

The first time I strolled rue Cadet market street in Paris, I couldn’t get beyond the noise and dust of nearby construction. I’ve returned several times since that gritty introduction and, even though construction sites still lurk nearby, I’ve come to enjoy this very typical Parisian street market. Rue Cadet market street caters to residents […]

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A New Look at La Grande Épicerie (Paris)

I hadn’t thought that this high temple of food in Paris, otherwise known as La Grande Épicerie, needed any sprucing up. But it has undergone a major redo. After 18 months of renovation, the new look was unveiled this past December. In January I went to check it out. And sure enough the gourmet food […]

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