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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El Rastro (Madrid)

El Rastro is the largest flea market in Spain. It reminds me of Clignancourt flea market in Paris–although not in terms of the range of quality (more on that in a moment), but in the way it spills from one street to another and yet another dominating an entire neighborhood. It’s so large that it can only be known by […]

London Hit and Run

London, St. Paul's Cathedral

Sunlight bouncing off St. Paul’s dome and umbrella furled inside the battered suitcase. Could this really be London? It’s my first leg of the trip and too brief by far to fit in everything I’d like to do (always the traveler’s lament), but here are a couple highlights: * The markets. No matter how limited my time, or how often I’ve […]

Paris Market Tours and Cooking Classes

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 […]

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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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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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