There’s a recent addition to the Paris market scene. It’s Marché Jourdan, an open-air food market located near Porte d’Orléans in the 14th arrondissement. Open Wednesdays and Saturdays from about 8 am – 1 pm, it’s now easier for residents in that neighborhood to stock up on fresh produce, cheeses, fish, flowers, and more.
Like other open-air food markets in Paris, it is open rain or shine (and, no longer so rare an occurrence, in snow) and the offerings will change with the seasons. This food market is on the small side, with roughly 20 vendors including a smattering of local and organic producers. I’ve not yet visited Marché Jourdan, but here’s a description from someone I trust.
The constellation of food markets in Paris doesn’t change much, but every once in a while a new one is added or a moribund one closed. It’s a good idea to check these market updates before setting out. Occasionally the markets are renovated, bringing new vitality to marketplaces that have been operating in the same location for years. La Chapelle Covered Food Market (or as many locals call it, “Marché de l’Olive”) in the 18th arrondissement is an example of a market that underwent a major renovation a couple years ago and now positively gleams.
Well-needed upgrades to the covered food markets Saint-Martin and Saint-Quentin (both in the 10th arrondissement) have brightened and otherwise improved the shopping atmosphere at those “marchés couverts.”
Kudos to the Mairie de Paris for its continued investment in keeping the market tradition alive and well. And most especially to those shoppers and sellers who keep them humming with activity year-round.
Saint-Quentin Covered Food Market (from Bonjour Paris)