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 and office workers in this part of the 9th arrondissement. You’ll find everything from shoe repair and hardware to a bagel shop and Asian takeaway food.
Some of this street market’s highlights include:
- One of the city’s few remaining chevaline (horse meat) butchers
- Chez Cohen sells kosher items
- Fromagerie Talbert for cheeses, butter, cream and jams
- Boulanger-Pâtissier Maison Dupuy
- Boucherie Roger Billebault with rôtisserie chicken in front
- Brasserie Royal Cadet
There are also several cafés, wine stores, a florist, and more. One surprise was stumbling upon an austere modern building that houses the Freemasons Museum. Look beyond the drab colors of the street’s buildings and enjoy the bright produce and other interesting discoveries waiting to be found along rue Cadet.
La Rue Cadet
From rue du Faubourg Montmartre to rue la Fayette (9th arrondissement)
Open Tuesday to Saturday 10 am to 6 pm; Sunday morning. See Markets of Paris, 2nd ed. page 126 for more information.