Markets

Markets

Almost as iconic as the Eiffel Tower itself, the open-air markets of Paris are a part of the daily life for Paris locals and visitors alike. These marchés show us so much about the...

Even in mid-winter, Marché Raspail remains one of the most vibrant open-air food markets in Paris. I returned there on a recent Friday morning when overcast skies, predictions of heavy rain, and a raw...

I recently had a chance to revisit the Saint-Quentin covered market in Paris. I was delighted to see how refreshed and reinvigorated it feels since some renovations and changes. Located in the 10th arrondissement,...

Exploring flea markets is a popular weekend activity in Paris for locals and travelers alike. The items that turn up cover the spectrum. And so flea marketing is one of those “equal opportunity” activities--likely...

Although the peripherique cuts off Paris from the rest of Ile-de-France, there is plenty of diverse character surrounding the 20 arrondissements. The ring of communes surrounding Paris can evoke anything from a small French...

On your first or second visit to the City of Light, you may overlook the markets of all kinds that are a prominent feature of Paris. But at some point, when you have been...

Friendly fruit vendor at Marché d'Aligre. Photo credit joyousx Your French lesson for shopping in a marché In French open markets, there is usually a friendly, relaxed and informal ambiance. Les marchands (merchants) often like to...