The Wonder Of Parisian Food Markets

Green market veggies in Paris

Paris is well known for its quality cuisine and boasts an incredible number of food markets to see while you visit this beautiful city.

Local Produce

In the shadow of the must-see Eiffel Tower lies Marché Saxe-Breteuil, open every Thursday and Saturday from 7am to 3pm. 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 3pm, and is near the stunning Radisson Blu Hotel Champs Elysées, Paris.

At the historic site of past revolution is one of the biggest Paris food markets, the Marché Bastille. Visitors on  Sunday, from 7am to 3pm, will find a fantastic array of food and drink, as well as jewelry and accessories. Friendly vendors at the Marché Bastille sell produce ranging from cooked meat, cheeses, fruit, vegetables, ham, pate and sausages. Not far from Bastille, head on to the "Enfants Rouges" market in the Marais district. Established in 1615, it is the oldest market in Paris. More than a fresh produce market , this historical place is also home to different caterers from all over the world. Take the time to enjoy some fresh food in one of the most charming districts in Paris.

Variety of fresh organic vegetables on farmer market in Paris

Tasty Treats

Close to le Jardin du Luxembourg you will find one of Paris's food markets specializing 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 9am to 3pm. 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 jewelry and textiles.

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