Perusing a market is one of my favourite things to do in Paris, or any place for that matter.
Paris markets truly are an experience not to be missed. A visual feast filled with delicious fresh produce and gorgeous blooms. Not to mention a great insight into French culture and a fun way to learn the language. There are numerous markets throughout Paris and I have had the pleasure of visiting quite a few of them. Whether it be for my weekly shop, a cheeky crepe or picnic supplies.
Here are my favourite markets to visit in Paris.
Marché Président Wilson
Located in the 16th arrondissement this market is easily one of the most aesthetically pleasing places to visit in Paris. The pride and attention to detail that the vendors have when presenting their goods is evident. Particularly when it comes to the gorgeous and incredibly fresh flower displays.
Basically this market is a must visit for all fellow food and/or flower lovers (basically everyone right?!) visiting Paris. Not to mention a great place to stop by for a quick yet highly delicious bite to eat before visiting a museum (highly recommend the Palais de Tokyo) or the Champ de Mars.
Avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Wednesdays and Saturdays
Tip: The Nutella crepes at this market are not to be missed.
This market in the 5th arrondissement is a bit on the smaller side but still offers all the essentials. If you tend to become overwhelmed by too much choice this market may be a good option for you.
It is also walking distance from great picnic spots such as Square Jean XXIII and Île Saint – Louis if you want to grab some supplies before relaxing by the river.
Place Maubert, 75005 Paris
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays
Tip: Arrive before 11am for the best quality produce and flowers.
Last but certainly not least is my local market, which is situated in the 11th arrondissement. The largest market of the three by far offering everything you need including: fresh fruit, vegetables, cheeses, local wines, gorgeous flowers and much more.
There are also plenty of ready – to – eat options such as crepes, falafel, rotisserie chicken and oysters (I am not a seafood fan but these stands are always pretty well populated).
I love visiting this market as there is always plenty of choice on offer and the quality (not to mention the incredibly reasonable prices) is pretty great overall. This market can get crowded on Sundays but I highly recommend visiting and soaking up the vibrant atmosphere.
Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
Thursdays and Sundays
Tip: Avoid the crowds by visiting on Thursdays or before 12pm on Sundays.
Are you a fan of markets?
I would love to know about your experiences and favourite markets to visit in the comments below!