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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The New Boston Public Market

Boston Public Market

Others get psyched when big-name musicians come to town. I, on the other hand, get juiced up about food markets. And so I’m very excited about the opening of the Boston Public Market. The seeds were planted in 2001 when a group formed to create a public market near the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway (where previously an ugly expressway had severed Boston in half, but that […]

Bastille Day in Paris

Happy Bastille Day

The celebration of French culture known as Bastille Day will unfurl with great fanfare on July 14. The historical significance of Bastille Day is to honor July 14, 1789 when revolutionaries in Paris revolted against the absolute Bourbon monarchy by storming the fortress and prison known as the Bastille. The Bastille symbolized the harsh treatment […]

Rouen—Walking & Eating Tour

Rouen market vendor profile

There are places where la douceur du climat (the mildness and sweetness of the climate) of France makes it possible to enjoy the good life year-round—and within an easy train ride of Paris. Take, for instance, Rouen especially on a Sunday morning when the city’s two largest markets are running full tilt and the cathedral […]

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Union Square Farmers’ Market (Somerville, MA)

Somerville used to suffer the slurs of uppity residents in neighboring communities. But increasingly it’s being hailed as the Brooklyn of Massachusetts and one of the hottest ‘hoods around, especially for foodies. With artsy coffee houses, a popular ice cream parlor, donut shop, and restaurants that are turning out some of the best meals in the Boston area, Union Square is a bright and rising star. But […]

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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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