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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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 […]

6 Things to Do in France in 2015

Eiffel Tower at night

In case any of those twinkles represent the possibility of travel in the year ahead, I’d like to offer a few suggestions. If you’re thinking of making a trip to France, here are some suggestions to consider. Some are annual events and others are weekly or daily opportunities. All of them offer a chance to get off the beaten path 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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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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