Foodies rejoice! Summer means the many thriving outdoor markets Paris has to offer are brimming with farm-fresh foods. Covered markets operate all year, whereas open air markets are seasonal and only on certain days, so you have to do a little research in order to catch one. Whatever your taste, thereâ€™s sure to be something to please your palate. Of course, shopping and wandering through the busy market crowd is half the fun. Here are some of Parisâ€™s best markets to combine people-watching and buying delicious produce.
There are 3 specifically organic markets in the city: Raspail, Brancusi, and Batignolles. They sell only 100% natural fruits, vegetables, meats, and cheeses from local sources. The only thing better than French food is organic French food, after all. These markets are open from 9:00-3:00.
This outdoor market located in the Rue Montmartre is a hidden gem in the heart of Paris. Made up of some 20 stalls, it sells fruit and more, making it the perfect intimate shopping venue. It takes place on Thursdays from 12:30-8:00 p.m. and Sundays from 7:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Porte de Clignancourt
This amazing flea market is a thrift shopperâ€™s dream. The market is like a town in itself, filled with stalls selling furniture, art, clothes, accessories, and jewelry. Head along the Rue Rosier for the real bargains, and donâ€™t be afraid to haggle. The market is open every weekend, and itâ€™s a staple of authentic Parisian culture.
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