Love food? Love Paris? Check out the traditional marchés (markets) to experience first-hand the French love affair with fresh food. Whether you're keen to whip up some traditional French cuisine or just want to enjoy the hustle and bustle with a café in hand, a visit to your local Paris market is a must when visiting Paris.
Here at La Cuisine Paris, we offer the best of the French Market experience - by combining a visit to a local French Market along with a hands-on cooking class! Start the day with a market tour guided by your chef. See, touch, smell and taste the best of what's in season and get those creative juices flowing!
The day's menu is created from the inspirations you find at the market. After the market bustle, return to our school to enjoy fresh tea and coffee while your chef gets your kitchen ready. Then, it's time to cook! Pick up some professional tips, learn to cook an authentic French meal and enjoy the sociable company of your fellow chefs, then dine together with a view over the Seine to the beautiful Panthéon. This is a 4-hour culinary adventure that will please any palette, so if you'd like to learn more, be sure to take a look at our calendar of classes.
In the meantime, here's a list of some of our favorite marchés in the neighborhood and a few helpful tips.
Marché des Enfants Rouges : Open Tuesday - Sunday, all day
Marché Baudoyer : Open Wednesday afternoon (from 14h), and Saturday morning
*Marché Monge : Open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7h-14h. Located close to le Panthéon , pick up a few goodies and go for picnic at Jardin du Luxembourg
*Marché Maubert : Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7h-14h30 Find an excellent selection of fresh products at the market itself then a variety of shops surrounding the plaza including an award-winning Cheese maker and one of the best organic bakeries in the city
Marché Popincourt : Open Tuesday and Saturday from 7h-14h30
*Marché Bastille : Open Thursday and Sunday from 7h-14h (sometimes a little longer on the Sunday). The largest market of Paris and a great place to get breakfast and or lunch
All of the Markets with an (*) are ones that we visit!
For further information and the full list of markets going on in the city, check out the City's official website.
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Join us for this quintessential pre-dinner social experience as you create beautiful hors d’oeuvres! An essential part of Gastronomy Française!
If you are looking for a hands-on culinary experience combining technical expertise along with a classic French meal, then this is the class for you!