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Saturday 11 Aug 2018    Paris Guides

A Market for Every Arrondissement in Paris!

We often get asked about the marchés in Paris so here is our round-up of the best ones to visit in each of Paris' 20 arrondissements! Happy shopping!

Food markets have always been a very important part of French history.

They are a place for people to meet and talk about the thing they love most, good food!

At the markets, you can find artisans who have dedicated their whole lives to perfecting their trade, as well as farmers from across France selling the best produce directly to their loyal customers.

There is no better way to explore France then by visiting the local market.

Paris has over 80 food markets across its 20 distinct arrondissements so no matter where you are staying, you will be able to find a local market near you and purchase some of the best food from across France!

We have made it a little bit easier for you to find the one closest to you, by listing our favorite food markets in each arrondissement. For a map of all the markets in Paris, check out our Handy Map just here!

1st arrondissement - Marché Saint-Eustache-Les Halles

Place du Marché Saint Honoré, 75001 Paris

  • Thursdays 12h30 to 20h30
  • Sundays from 07h00 to 15h00

This market is in the ‘belly’ of Paris, in the shadow of the beautiful Saint Eustache Church. The Les Halles district used to host the largest and most important market in Paris, and it's no accident this market sprang up within easy distance of the Louvre. When the Louvre was home to the royal family and their vast court, masses amounts of food were required to feed them every single day. This market not only fed the palace, but the entire city of Paris too. This vast market continued right up until the 60’s when it was finally moved outside of Paris. Today, you'll find this market on Thursdays and Sundays selling everything from seafood to cheese and vegetables. With the major foodie street of Rue Montorgeuil just moments away, you have plenty of options to get everything you need.

2nd arrondissement - Marché Bourse

Place de la Bourse, 75002 Paris

  • Tuesday 12h30 to 20h30
  • Friday 12h30 to 20h30

Being in the financial district of Paris, these markets are really adapted to fast pace of the working day. Open twice a week, this market offers a great selection of delicious things to eat! It’s one of the first few markets in Paris that opens during the afternoon to evening to serve the city slickers of the capital.

3rd arrondissement - Marché Couvert des Enfants Rouges

39, Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h30 to 20h30
  • Wednesday 08h30 to 20h30
  • Thursday 08h30 to 21h30
  • Friday 08h30 to 20h30
  • Saturday 08h30 to 20h30
  • Sunday 08h30 to 17h00

The Marché des Enfants Rouges is the oldest covered market in Paris. It was established in 1628 and named after the orphanage that used to stand in its place. Translating to "Market of the Red Children", this refers to the little red capes the orphans used to wear. It has plenty to offer, with some amazing cheese and vegetable vendors, as well as some great restaurants, making it an absolute must-visit location for a trendy brunch or street-food style dining experience.

4th arrondissement - Marché Baudoyer 

Place Baudoyer, 75004 Paris

  • Wednesday 12h30 to 20h30
  • Saturday 07h00 to 15h00

One of the first markets in Paris to open during the afternoon, this quaint little market serves the area just located in the front of the beautiful Mayor’s office. This one is quiet enough to not have long lines and big enough to have a nice diversity of vendors. The perfect example of the type of local food market where Parisians will shop.

5th arrondissement - Marché Maubert

Place Maubert, 75005 Paris

  • Tuesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Thursday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Saturday 07h00 to 15h00

Probably one of our two favorite markets to visit. Nestled just behind Notre Dame on Boulevard Saint Germain, this market not only has some of the best vendors for fresh fruit and vegetables, but also some of the greatest boutiques lining the square, so you will find everything you need for a delicious French meal.

5th arrondissement - Marché Monge

Place Monge, 75005 Paris

  • Wednesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Friday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Sunday 07h00 to 15h00

Our second favorite market in Paris, and in our opinion, one of the most picturesque. The center of Place Monge has a beautiful water fountain, and all the vendors sell their produce under the shade of the beautiful trees of the square. You will find everything from seafood to organic butchers and well as lot of local farmers selling fresh-from-the-field produce! What's more, we even offer our very own French Market and Cooking Class at this very market! 

6th arrondissement - Marché couvert Saint-Germain

4/6, Rue Lobineau, 75006 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Wednesday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Thursday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Friday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Saturday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Sunday 08h00 to 13h30

Inside the stunning Saint Germain shopping arcade, you will find a covered market which is open 6 days a week and sells everything from vegetables to seafood to high-quality meats. Most notable is the cheese stall owned by Michel Sanders, who produces some of the finest cheeses you can find in the city!

7th arrondissement - Marché Saxe-Breteuil

Avenue de Saxe,75007 Paris

  • Thursday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Saturday 07h00 to 15h00

Sporting one of the best views of the Eiffel tower, this market has an unmistakable charm that you will not find in other markets. Surrounded by beautiful tree-lined streets and tall Parisian buildings, this is a picturesque market with a great selection of high-quality produce.

8th arrondissement - Marché Aguesseau

Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris

  • Tuesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Friday 07h00 to 14h30

One of the smaller Parisian markets, located by the towering church of Madeleine. This market may not have as much to offer in terms of diversity but remains a wonderful market to visit for fresh vegetable and delicious French bread.

9th arrondissement – Marché Anvers

Place d'Anvers, 75009 Paris

  • Friday from 15h00 to 20h30

Located just down the hill from Montmartre, this tiny village market offers an escape from the hustle of this popular tourist area. The market has some surprises in store for your taste buds, including delicious regional dishes from all over France, that locals know about but not-so-much the tourists.

10th arrondissement - Marché couvert Saint-Quentin

85 bis, Boulevard Magenta, 75010 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Wednesday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Thursday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Friday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Saturday 08h00 to 20h00
  • Sunday 08h00 to 13h30

One of the indoor options located in Paris, the architecture and vendors give the covered Marché Saint-Quentin tons of character! There are plenty of stalls and a few bars and cafes inside that make this market a popular choice for locals all year round. You can pick up all your fresh produce as well as places to grab a bite to eat ranging from Moroccan to African delicacies

11th arrondissement - Marché Bastille

Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris

  • Thursday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Sunday 07h00 to 15h00

As the largest fresh market in Paris, Bastille is not to be missed if you’re a food lover visiting the City of Lights. With hundreds of stalls each week you will find everything you need for a perfect Sunday Picnic. The market lines the boulevard Richard Lenoir, starting at the Colonne de Juillet and heading up towards Richard Lenoir. You will find amazing farmers and producers on this market, with great seafood stands too. This a very popular market with Parisians for this reason.  During the week you can also pick up arty pieces, including paintings and sculptures!

12th arrondissement - Marché d'Aligre

Place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris

  • Tuesday 09h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to19h30
  • Wednesday 09h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Thursday 09h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Friday 09h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Saturday 09h00 to 13h00 / 15h30 to 19h30
  • Sunday 09h00 to 13h30

Marche Aligre may be less known in the tourist circles but is well worth a visit if you’re looking for a market in Paris. Located in the 12th arrondissement between the Faubourg St Antoine and the Rue de Charenton, this market used to feed all the local workers of the area. Today the market is both indoors and outdoors. Inside you will find a great food hall, while outside you can find antiques as well as more food options.

13th arrondissement - Marché Auguste-Blanqui

Boulevard Auguste Blanqui (between Rue Barrault and Place d'Italie)

  • Tuesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Friday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Sunday 07h00 to 15h00

The benefit of having a market a little to the south of the city centre is that prices are lower. People often travel to this market on Sunday mornings to find the best deals on a wide variety of different products and produce, hence the large crowds. This is one of the more important markets you can find south of the Seine.

14th arrondissement - Marché Jourdan

Rue Emile Faguet, 75014 Paris

  • Wednesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Saturday 07h00 to 14h30

A small market in a quieter arrondissement where you will find a handful on vendors who sell local produce from around Paris, as well as organic vendors, including some amazing cheese stands. This is a true locals’ market with everything you need for a French home-cooking adventure. 

15th arrondissement - Marché Convention

Rue Convention (between Rue Alain Chartier et Rue de l'Abbé Groult)

  • Tuesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Thursday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Sunday 07h00 to 15h00

Marché Convention is a large street market located on a popular street filled with great food stores, selling delicious produce in the south west of the city. Very popular on Sundays, this Market is popular with local families in the area. Fruits and vegetables are fantastic quality, with much of the produce coming from nearby farms just outside of Paris.

16th arrondissement - Marché Couvert de Passy

Place de Passy, 75016 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h00
  • Wednesday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h00
  • Thursday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h00
  • Friday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h00
  • Saturday 08h00 to 13h00 / 15h30 to 19h00
  • Sunday 08h00 to 13h00

Another one of Paris' indoor food market is the Marché Passy which is famous for its incredible seafood produce. They even have a tasting counter if you want to try some freshly-caught seafood. The hall is lined with wonderful fresh fruit and vegetable producers, giving the true market atmosphere. This very charming space is open all week and has an excellent reputation for quality. Make sure to visit the Portuguese stand for delicious pastries!

17th arrondissement - Marché couvert des Ternes

8 bis Rue Lebon, 75017 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Wednesday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Thursday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Friday 08h00 to 13h00 / 16h00 to 19h30
  • Saturday 08h00 to 13h00 / 15h30 to 19h30
  • Sunday 08h00 to 13h00

A quieter market which is ideal for finding great produce in the area. It’s another indoor market that provides the locals high quality meats, fruits, vegetables, and cheeses with very friendly vendors. Come rain or shine, this is a great alternative to shopping in the supermarkets of the area.

18th arrondissement - Marche Couvert La Chapelle

10 Rue de l’Olive, 75018 Paris

  • Tuesday 08h00 to 19h30
  • Wednesday 08h00 to 19h30
  • Thursday 08h00 to 19h30
  • Friday 08h00 to 19h30
  • Saturday 09h00 to 19h30
  • Sunday 08h00 to 13h00

In a beautiful renovated building which dates back to the early 19th century, you will find this special indoor market. You can find over around 20 different vendors offering a wide range of produce, including a butcher specializing in pork, cheese makers and plenty of fruit and vegetable stalls. There are also plenty of great places to try delicious food like Italian and Moroccan food. This market really brings this community together, in a historic space.

19th arrondissement - Marché Place des Fêtes

Place des Fêtes, 75019 Paris

  • Tuesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Friday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Sunday 07h00 to 15h00

Located in the square of Place des Fetes and surrounded by tall residential buildings, the markets offer good quality when it comes to produce as well as having cheerful vendors. Some of the stores to note are the cakes stand and the florist, who are well known for selling their hand made products. An up-and-coming area, locals come to Place des Fetes to enjoy the cheap prices and great produce.

20th arrondissement - Marché Belgrand

Rue Belgrand, 75020 Paris

  • Wednesday 07h00 to 14h30
  • Saturday 07h00 to 15h00

This market of about 60 vendors is very popular with locals. It has everything you need for a traditional French meal including fishmongers, stalls of fruit and vegetables and fromagers. On the side of the market there are also beautiful stalls of organic fruits and vegetables, as well as an excellent wine vendor. This is a great choice as there are specialist vendors here – including a mushroom forager and an organic baker selling artisanal breads!

There you have it.. our top picks of the markets in each of Paris' very distinctive arrondissements! Tell us where you like to shop when you're in Paris! 

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