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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Springtime in Paris


Songs proclaim it, movies portray it, and myths perpetuate it. As much as the phrase seems like a cliché, springtime in Paris is indeed a special time in a unique place. Paris food markets celebrate the season as outdoor stalls overflow with thick asparagus, tangled radishes, and crisp lettuces. Plump strawberries and cucumbers are starting [...]

Truffle Markets in Provence

Richerenches truffle lunch

What is black and white and coveted all over? Yes, truffles. Recently I had an opportunity to visit a truffle market in the south of France. I had heard about French truffle markets from several people. My friend Caroline, who grew up near the Rhône Valley in Provence, was the first to tell me about the [...]

5 Reasons to Shop the Market Streets of Paris

Paris market street Montorgueil

I can’t help but peer at my feet when I shop at street markets in Paris. I imagine generations of shoppers who have stepped on the same well-worn cobblestones. I conjure up women swishing by in long dresses and men in buttoned-up shoes. The imaginary shoppers that share my path crisscross historical periods–some peaceful and [...]

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horse meat shop Paris

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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La Grande Epicier new look

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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farmer market

Marché Jourdan (Paris)

Marché Jourdan is a new open-air food market in Paris. For at least 40 years, Parisians living in the 14th arrondissement near Porte d’Orléans have clamored for a market of their own. Now they finally have one. It’s thanks to Pascal Cherki, the mayor of the 14th district, who made this promise as part of his [...]

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