Markets

Markets
Seafood at the Marché couvert de Passy by Emily Dilling

Of the over 80 food markets in Paris, the majority are outdoor events, set up certain days of the week on neighborhood streets and charming central plazas under brightly covered canvas covers. While the...

With over 80 markets setting up across the city through out the week, Paris offers a huge selection of places to peruse fresh produce and observe Parisians doing what the French do best- talk...

What could be more Parisian than a market street? Best-of-the-season produce displayed in colorful groupings, rôtisserie chickens slowly turning a perfect golden brown, boulangeries and pâtisseries offering fresh breads and pastries to satisfy every...

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...