Did you know that Paris has over 100 outdoor food markets?

This week’s get-to-know Paris challenge is to do your food shopping at one of Paris’s numerous outdoor markets! For French speakers (or just map readers), you may want to refer to the city’s official and comprehensive list. AngloInfo also has compiled a wonderful list in English of the best of the Paris markets. Both sites show the markets on a map and give opening days and hours.

Marché d’Aligre

Here are some of my favorite Paris markets:

—Market on Ave Raspail (6th, between rue Cherche Midi and Rue de Rennes)—Tuesday & Friday (7:30am-2pm, though many stalls close earlier), Sunday (organic market, 8am-2:30/3pm, though many stalls close earlier)

—Market on Rue Cler (7th)

—Market and shops on rue Daguerre (14th)

Marché d’Aligre (12th)

Marché aux Enfants Rouge (3rd)—for buying food but also to eat there at one of the many international food booths

If you are already an avid outdoor market shopper, why not try a new market this week?


Which is your favorite market in Paris?