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Visit the best food markets in Paris
With over 80 food and specialist markets, Paris offers an ever-abundant supply of fresh seasonal produce and artisanal products throughout every arrondissement. Varying from open air markets to specialized markets, the markets attract Parisians and tourists during the day, so you don’t need to worry about not making it in time in the morning. To shop, eat or simply stroll through these markets is something worth including into your travel itinerary in Paris. Fill your shopping baskets or eyes with this local tradition in the City of Lights.
Given the wide selection of markets in Paris, determining your starting point can be a challenge. Visit the following recommended markets to lighten the load.
Marché Beauvau - Marché d'Aligre Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris
Also known as the Aligre market, the Beauvau market is open 6 days a week between the Place de la Nation and the Place de la Bastille. The market has a covered section with food stands like the Hardouin-Langlet cheese shop and the Aouba coffee shop. The open section of the market stretches down to the Rue d’Aligre, hence its name. Find more food stalls and vintage stores here.
Marché Bastille Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
The Bastille market is one of the largest markets in Paris. It will be hard to miss, especially with the Colonne de Juillet of the Place de la Bastille as the background. Due to the size of the market, at least a hundred stalls fit inside, all offering a wide selection of products.
Marché couvert des Enfants Rouges 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Built in 1615, the Enfants Rouges covered market is the oldest market in Paris. Located near the rue de Bretagne in the Haut Marais, the market is full of culturally diverse food stands, such as the Japanese snack bar and the Lebanese stand. Head here to buy your favorite fresh produce for breakfast and lunch at the restaurant La Petite Fabrique or L’Estaminet inside the market.
Marché Saxe-Breteuil Avenue de Saxe, 75007 Paris
Come towards the UNESCO Headquarters and you will walk into the Saxe-Breteuil food market. Many fruits and vegetables are offered here. Don’t forget to stop by Régine Bouet for the excellent champignons (mushrooms), herbs and potatoes.