The nice weather is here and you feel like strolling around in the open air... This is particularly true if you’re on holiday in Paris, a city to discover at street level. And now that the climate is milder, you fancy getting lost in Parisian street markets amidst hundreds of products of all kinds, from fruit and vegetables to antiques, decorative items and vintage clothes.
You can find numerous street markets in the French capital, some in the open air and others under cover; but this time, we’ll talk about the 5 ones you just can’t miss.
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Marché aux Puces
A wide variety of products can be found at the stalls of the markets
The Flea Market is not only the oldest one in Paris, but also the biggest by far. In fact, it contains over 3,000 stalls where you can buy a variety of items, from furniture and antiques to accessories and clothes. This street market has virtually everything and it’s almost impossible to leave empty-handed.
It opens on Saturdays (9.00am-6pm), Sundays (10am-6pm) and Mondays (11am-5pm). It’s close to the Porte de Clignancourt metro station.
Flea markets are obligatory stops for antique collectors
Marché des Enfants Rouges
Translated into English, this means something like Market of the Red Children, so-called because there was an orphanage very nearby where the children wore red capes. Founded in 1628, it’s a covered food market where you can sit down to taste the food you’ve bought at any one of its stalls. It’s a world food market, so it’s suitable for the most exotic palates. It’s located in the heart of the Marais district.
You can find fresh and handmade products
This market is one of your best options for buying fresh produce. Located a step away from the Bastille metro stop, it’s an open-air market where your sense of smell will be your best guide. Fruit and vegetable stands intermingle with other fresh seafood, bread and pastry stalls. There are also other stalls for having a bite to eat, so if you want to stop along the way, sit down and savour the food, here’s where you can do it.
Because of its magnificent location (near the Eiffel Tower), this market is one of the most visited ones in Paris. With the emblematic monument as a backdrop, there are dozens of delicacy stalls, such as fresh fruit and vegetables, French cheeses, fish, etc. Mind you, you can also find clothes and home accessories here.
Marché Biologique Raspail
In this Parisian street market, you can rest assured that all the products on display are pesticide and chemical-free, and 100% eco-friendly. You can buy everything from food, such as fruit and vegetables, bread, cheese and fish and seafood, to cosmetics. And all of them with the bio label. Although it isn’t exactly a cheap market, the truth is that it’s always full of people. It’s located in Boulevard Raspail.
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