Marché Edgard Quinet, étalage légumes, Paris 2017.

Top Ten Paris Food Markets

Get to the heart of Paris and its region by exploring its markets, crowded with fruit and vegetable stands, fishmongers or cheese stands, and flower markets.

  1. Inspiration
  2. Top experiences
  3. Top Ten Paris Food Markets

Let yourself be captivated by the colours, the smells, and the shrewd traders! The Paris region is overflowing with markets of all kinds and the identity of each reflects the soul of its neighbourhood. It's your opportunity to catch Parisians in their everyday life and relish an excursion full of flavour.

The belly of Paris

Emile Zola nicknamed it the "belly of Paris." Established for eight centuries in the centre of Paris, Paris's largest market quit Les Halles and moved to Rungis in the south of the capital in 1969. Today a dedicated wholesale market, you can visit it very early in the morning for a guided tour offered by Cultival. Thousands of tons of goods transit daily through the 234 hectares of the world's largest fresh produce supplier.

Marché de Rungis : 1 rue de la Tour, 94152 Rungis

Rungis%252C marché international%252C secteur fleurs%252C pavillon C1%252C fleurs coupees

Discover Rungis Market from the inside

Street food

Just a stone's throw from the original location of the old Les Halles market is the Rue Montorgueil, a street market that is today frequented by many Parisians. Pedestrian from top to bottom, the street is one of the most pleasant of the capital. You'll find delis, greengrocers, butchers, fishmongers and many restaurant terraces, making for a truly gourmet promenade.

Marais world tour

Paris's oldest covered market is hidden in the Upper Marais. A listed historical monument, the Marché des Enfants-Rouge is a trendy spot where you can enjoy a bite at one of the many friendly terraces serving fresh produce prepared to recipes imported from all over the world (Italian, Lebanese, Japanese…).

Marché des Enfants Rouges%252C Paris 2017.
Marché couvert Saint Martin%252C dégustation de vin à La Cave du Marché%252C Paris 2017.

Food and friends

Farther north, near the Place de la République, the small covered market of Saint-Martin stocks French produce and hosts quality food stands interspersed with increasingly popular counters where you can share a meal with friends.

The sweet spot

The Aligre market is one of the least expensive of Paris, and the only one that is held every day (except Mondays). Next to the stalls run by small producers, venture into the covered Beauvau hall which contains excellent vendors, from butchers to cheesemongers… or go bargain hunting in the flea market on the other side of the square. Then follow local customs and finish up at the Baron Rouge (1 rue Théodore-Roussel) with a glass of wine and a platter of cheese, or oysters.

Exotic influences

Just a few minutes from Paris by metro, the Saint-Denis market, heir to the medieval Lendit fair, has maintained its tradition as an important shopping and community hub. There are more than 70 food stands concentrated in the main hall, ranging from market gardeners to exotic produce. You will find fruits, vegetables, produce and spices typical of Italy, Portugal, Spain and North Africa.

Marché Saint-Denis : 6 Place Victor Hugo, 93200 Saint-Denis

Small producer paradise

More than one hundred traders set-up along the Boulevard Richard-Lenoir, constituting one of the city's largest markets. Selling everything from fresh traditional produce to hardware, the Bastille market is as long as it is eclectic.

Organic utopia

Aficionados of organic produce and of small producers, you've found your paradise here, in the middle of the Boulevard des Batignolles. Modest and decorous in tone, the Batignolles organic market also guarantees the provenance of its merchandise.

Leisurely stroll

Meanwhile, the Edgar-Quinet market is a large traditional market with a peaceful atmosphere, typical of the Left Bank, which stretches as far as the Montparnasse Tower. Your well-stocked shopping basket will appreciate the market gardeners!

Marché Edgard Quinet%252C étalage légumes%252C Paris 2017.

A royal market

In the heart of Versailles, on the right bank, is the oldest covered marketplace of the Paris region, built on the site of Louis XV's marketplace, and like in the old days it is divided into sections devoted to seafood, meat, vegetables, etc. The Notre-Dame market is also close to a pleasant village of antique dealers, who like to sit and chat in the surrounding cafes and restaurants.

Marché Notre-Dame : Rue de la Paroisse, 78000 Versailles

Our selection

Etals au marché Notre-Dame à Versailles
Marché Notre-Dame
In the heart of the historic centre of Versailles, and just a stone’s throw away from the lavish palace, lies one of Paris’s most beautiful markets. The gem of the royal city, the Marché Notre-Dame welcomes patrons from all around the world.
Bois de Boulogne
Marché Bastille
In the heart of Paris, let yourself be carried away by the welcoming and eclectic atmosphere of the Marché de Bastille, one of the biggest in the capital!