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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Organic Markets in Paris

organic food AB sign France

With the attention that’s being drawn to the heavy use of pesticides in French agriculture, it’s no surprise that more and more shoppers are seeking organic foods and wines. There are two main ways to buy organic, or bio (pronounced bee-oh), at the neighborhood markets in Paris. Nearly every outdoor and covered market in Paris has at least one, if […]

Lafayette Gourmet Settling into Its New Home

Lafayette Gourmet sausage

One of the best gourmet food halls in Paris has a new look and location. Lafayette Gourmet, which is part of the Galeries Lafayette department store, moved its tantalizing delicacies across the street to 35, boulevard Haussmann last fall. It makes sense to locate Lafayette Gourmet in the same building as Lafayette Maison with its broad selection of […]

Salon du Chocolat in Paris

Salon du Chocolat Paris Hélianthème

Quick, name one thing that goes exceptionally well with chocolate. My reflexive answer is peanut butter (yes, I’m one of those sweet and salty types), but Brian Pfeiffer makes a case for the answer being Paris. I’m delighted to publish his description of the annual Salon du Chocolat in Paris. Brian and I share not only a fence (we’re […]

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Batignolles market potato pancakes

Batignolles Organic Open-Air Food Market (Paris)

The Saturday market on boulevard des Batignolles is one of the best organic markets in Paris. Although the Sunday market on boulevard Raspail is more widely known for its excellence as an organic market, the Batignolles market has similar high quality. Many vendors who attend the Batignolles market on Saturday also sell at the Raspail market on Sunday. The range of […]

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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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