One of the best ways to soak up the authentic essence of Paris is to visit the city's markets. Each of the French capital's neighbourhoods hides wonderful corners to get lost among dozens of stalls selling vegetables, fruit, cheese and other local delicacies, second-hand clothing, antiques or furniture. This time, we're talking about the best markets in the different neighbourhoods of Paris. Don't miss any of them! With our Renfe-SNCF in Cooperation high-speed trains, reaching the capital of this beautiful country is easier and faster than ever before.
If you consider yourself an enthusiast of flea markets and are visiting Paris, take note of those you cannot ignore. Take your time to travel from neighbourhood to neighbourhood in search of the best!
The Latin Quarter
Artisanal products with delicious flavour, enjoy the best French gastronomy
The Latin Quarter is not only one of the city's must-sees, but also one of its oldest part. In it, you can find important tourist attractions such as the Pantheon or the Luxembourg Gardens, as well as markets such as:
⦁ Marché Raspail
In the heart of Boulevard Raspail, you will find this organic market that opens every Sunday to offer the best organic fruit, chocolates, vegetables and other products free of pesticides and 100% organic.
The neighbouring districts of Le Marais and Bastille are home to some hidden treasures. Take a tour
of one of the most cosmopolitan areas of Paris.
⦁ Marché Bastille
This one is not only one of the largest markets in the French capital, but also the most important food market
. All kinds of delicacies await you here, from cheese
to wine, meat, fish and all kinds of snacks and aperitifs to whet your appetite. It is open from Thursday to Sunday from 7am until lunchtime.
⦁ Marché Les Enfants Rouges
This covered market dates back to the beginning of the 17th century and it seems that time just won’t go by in it. All kinds of fresh local products are waiting for you there, so get your basket ready to fill it. You can also stop at any of the delicious food stalls along the way.
Dozens of artists enrich the place with their works. It's like being in an exhibition!
The Montmartre district has charming cafeterias, a bohemian atmosphere and emblematic spots such as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, the Place du Tertre or the Painters' Square and its markets.
⦁ Marché aux Puces
Although this flea market is located beyond Montmartre, you can take this neighbourhood as a starting point. It is the most popular and largest market in Paris. It houses over 3,000 stalls displaying everything from antiques to clothing, artwork and accessories. It is open from Monday to Saturday until 6pm.
Île de la Cité
Paris was founded on the Île de la Cité. Its most emblematic monument is undoubtedly Notre Dame Cathedral. A stone's throw from the temple is one of the city's most picturesque markets.
⦁ Marché aux fleurs
The colourfulness of this marché aux fleurs (French for “flower market”) located in Place Louis Lépine is the first thing that will enter your eyes. Since 1830, this beautiful market
has been organised where you can find all kinds of plants, exotic flowers, shrubs
and a long etcetera. Best of all, it's open every day. On Sundays, the flowers share space with a curious bird market.