The best markets in Paris
Find the best markets in Paris for food, antiques, bric-a-brac and more
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. For lovers of antiques, bric-a-brac, books, stamps and more there's a market for every passion, and it's highly recommend you check one out as part of a visit to the city.
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. Most stallholders are used to it and very welcoming if you want to photograph their produce, but many don't wish to be captured themselves.
Completely agree! Browsing markets in Paris is a superb way to get to know the city. Excellent snapshots & descriptions in this piece. For anyone interested in knowing more about the range of Parisian markets & their open days/hours, look at MARKETS OF PARIS, 2nd ed., written by Dixon Long & myself.
CAR MASCOT or HOOD ORNAMENT by LALIQUE: A Tete de Coq car mascot / mascotte presse-papier or paperweight was purchased at the Bastille market and brought back to England and sold to The Unique Lalique Gallery in Brighton, Sussex
@Marjorie Williams Does Markets of Paris explain the "rules" of shopping a street market? What do I need to know? How do I know how to ask for what I want? I speak reasonably good french, but will soon be going to my first street market. (Ave du P. Wilson) I don't want to make a fool of myself. So far, all I really know is to let them pick the produce...