Browse for books, rummage for riches, bargain for bric-a-brac or be a flea market flâneur: Paris's many markets – permanent or weekly, covered or street – are fantastic resources and often very beautiful and atmospheric. For food and drink, markets like Bastille and Saxe-Breteuil are a great opportunity to meet producers and sample new flavours, if not always the cheapest or most efficient way of getting your weekly shopping done. Almost every neighbourhood and arrondissement has its own market; to track down your local stallholders beyond our selection below, check out the comprehensive and up to date listings of all of Paris's markets on the Mairie de Paris's website here (in French). And remember: when taking pictures, it's always polite to ask first.
Paris markets by category
Art and antique markets
Our pick of the most interesting art and antique markets the city has to offer.
Markets for books and collectables
Exotic stamps, original posters, vintage books and more.
Pop-up fashion markets
Every so often, they open their doors to some of the best-dressed Parisians in town.
One man's junk is another man's joy in these bazaars of the bizarre.
Food and drink markets
These markets know that food and drink are best served with a personal touch.
These lovely markets are a lifeline for ethically conscious cooks.
Guides to Paris’s best markets
One of the city’s loveliest street markets.
Marché aux timbres
Millions of stamps and old postcards from around the world.
Marché International de Rungis
The largest wholesale food market in the world at 232 hectares.
Marché biologique Raspail
Draws crowds of chic Left Bank residents every Sunday.
Marché aux Puces de Vanves
The smallest and friendliest of the Paris flea markets.
An ancient market on a historic revolutionary site.
A village atmosphere down the hill from Montmartre.
Small, modern, well thought out and in places rather eccentric.