Paris is well known for its quality cuisine and boasts an incredible number of food markets to see while you visit this beautiful city.
In the shadow of the must-see Eiffel Tower lies Marché Saxe-Breteuil, open every Thursday and Saturday from 7am to 2.30pm. In this beautiful Paris food market you can choose from artisan bread, olives, salads, cheese, fresh fruit and vegetables, cider, and fish. You could easily assemble a picnic of a crunchy baguette, some speciality goat’s cheese, delicious olives and rare apples. A short walk in the sunshine to Eiffel Tower’s nearby Parc du Champ de Mars and you will be in the perfect spot to enjoy the delicious produce sold at the Saxe-Breteuil market.
Another food market in Paris close to the spectacular Eiffel Tower is the gourmet farmers’ market Marché du Pont de l’Alma. Look out for local produce, such as oils, cheese, wine and pate, as well as vegetables so good they are supplied to Parisian restaurants. Marché du Pont de l’Alma is open on Wednesday and Saturday from 7.30am to 2.30pm, and is near the stunning Radisson Blu Le Dokhan’s Hotel, Paris Trocadéro. This Paris hotel is home to Le Dokhan’s, the original Paris Champagne bar, a beautiful place for afternoon tea after strolling around the Paris food markets.
At the historic site of past revolution is one of the biggest Paris food markets, the Marché Bastille. Visitors on Thursday and Sunday, from 7am to 2.30pm (3pm Sun), will find a fantastic array of food and drink, as well as jewellery and accessories. Friendly vendors at the Marché Bastille sell produce ranging from cooked meat, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, ham, pate and sausages.
Close to le Jardin du Luxembourg you will find one of Paris’s food markets specialising in organic produce. The Raspail organic market is among the most popular and largest of its kind in Paris, and runs every Sunday morning from 8am to 2pm. Here you will find vendors selling produce such as bread, honey, rotisserie, fruit and vegetables, chocolates and even organic cosmetics. Although prices are higher than at the standard food markets, the products on offer at Raspail organic market are made to high organic standards.
A short stroll from the beautiful Jardin des Plantes is Marché Mouffetard. This narrow street is host to a number of stalls and shops selling vegetables, fruit, flowers and take away food, open every morning except Monday. Visitors to Marché Mouffetard will be spoiled with a delicious selection of pate, patisseries and cheese, much of which is organic.
At pretty Place Monge the Marché Mouffetard meets Marché Monge, a small and calm market selling honey, preserves and bread as well as jewellery and textiles.
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