My Top 21 Must-Visit Vibrant Markets in Paris

Discover the heart of Paris through its vibrant markets, a true Parisian experience. This concise guide highlights the city’s best markets, offering a glimpse into local life and unique finds. Get ready to explore and embrace the lively market culture of Paris!


🚨 No time to read it all? No problem, here are my recommendations in a nutshell:

  • The best market for international tourists? The Edgard Quinet creative market, without a doubt! To discover local artists. Or the Queen Elizabeth II Market for its bucolic, springtime atmosphere.
  • The best market for bargains? The Barbès market, with its unbeatable prices and wide choice of products.
  • The best market for eco-consumers? The Enfants Rouges market, with real quality products.
  • The best market for souvenir hunters? The Clignancourt flea market or the George Brassens book market.



Farmers Markets

Marché de Barbès

  • Stalls: about 100
  • Address: Boulevard de la Chapelle, 75018 Paris
  • Metro: Line 2 and 4 Barbès-Rochechouart
  • Schedules: Wednesday 7am to 1.30pm; Saturday 7am to 3pm

This market is located under the aerial metro, which gives shelter to the amateurs of walks through stalls of products.

This market full of colors is considered as being the less expensive of Paris, and its atmosphere is crazy.

For me, however, what’s missing are tasting stalls so that you can eat there, although this is under discussion (slowed down by the recent pandemic).

If you’re not afraid of crowds, don’t hesitate to go there and fill your basket for a very reasonable price.

Wake up your taste buds at the Barbès market in Paris, where exotic flavors and fresh produce come together for a unique culinary experience! (Photo credit: Sylvain Raybaud under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED license)


Marché des Enfants Rouges

  • Stalls: about 20
  • Address: 39 rue de Bretagne, 75003, Paris
  • Metro: Line 8 Filles du Calvaire
  • Schedule: From Tuesday to Saturday: 8.30am to 7.30pm; Sunday: 8.30am to 2pm

Located in the Haut Marais, this market is known as the oldest market in Paris. In a friendly atmosphere, it permits you to spend an enjoyable moment surrounded by stalls filled with a lot of food.

Lebanese, Japanese, Italian… It’s also well-known for its numerous caterers who allow you to eat varied courses on site. There is a restaurant, the Estaminet, in the heart of this little market.

So come fill your basket and act like a gourmet.

Discover culinary authenticity at the Marché des Enfants Rouges in Paris, a place where traditions and flavors come together. (Photo credits “K.RISS”, flickr under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED license)


Marché Saxe-Breteuil

  • Stalls: about 80
  • Address: Avenue Saxe 75007 Paris
  • Metro: Line 10 Ségur
  • Schedule: Thursday from 7am to 1.30pm; Saturday 7am to 2.30pm

Its distinctive characteristic is without a doubt the splendid view offered on the Eiffel Tower.

In a tranquil ambiance and thanks to a large choice of products, the priority is to offer great food! You can find many stands of fruits and vegetables, butchers, fish stalls.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to eat on site but the market is surrounded with good places where you can savor a good meal.

Immerse yourself in culinary elegance at the Saxe-Breteuil market in Paris, where the freshness of local produce meets the art of French gastronomy (Credits: ©Éole Wind under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license)


Marché Bastille

  • Stalls: about 100
  • Address: Boulevard Richard Lenoir, 75011 Paris
  • Metro: Lines 1, 5 and 8 Bastille
  • Schedule: Thursday 7am to 1.30pm; Sunday 7am to 2.30pm

The marché Bastille offers you an uninterrupted view on the column of July of the place Bastille.

It is one of the biggest markets in Paris. It welcomes about a hundred merchants of fruits, vegetables, wine, cheese, seafood for a reasonable price. No stand is planned for a lunch break but many people love to sit on the benches of the central median to break bread.

Discover the culinary effervescence of the Marché de la Bastille, Paris (Credits: Photo by ©Michael Cheng, Flicker under CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED license)



  • Stalls: about 100
  • Address: 63 Boulevard de Belleville, 75011 Paris
  • Metro: Line 2 Couronnes or Line 2 and 11 Belleville
  • Schedule: Tuesday and Wednesday from 7am to 1.30pm.

In a welcoming atmosphere, you will be able to discover colored stalls of fruits and vegetables.

This market offers foods of first quality. It is considered as one of the less expensive markets of Paris because it also offers second choice products at reduced prices. It’s not possible to eat on site but you’ll be pleased to fill your basket there.

The Belleville market in Paris, a culinary melting pot where authenticity and diversity meet. (photo by M Zed on Flickr under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED licence).


Marché Monge

  • Stalls: about 40
  • Address: Place Monge, 75005, Paris
  • Metro: Line 7 Place Monge
  • Schedule: Wednesday and Friday from 7am to 1.30pm, Sunday from 7am to 2.30pm.

This market which has existed since 1921 is located in the heart of the Latin District.

Forty or so stalls take place around the fountain of the Monge place and offer a peaceful setting for a morning walk at the market. You’ll find all the necessary ingredients to prepare a good meal and high-quality products.

The Monge market in Paris, where stalls overflow with fresh produce and tempting aromas. (Photo credits: license © by Kirk K. on Flicker under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED license)


Organic Markets

Marché Batignolles

  • Stalls: about 40
  • Address: 34 boulevard des batignolles, 75008 Paris
  • Metro: Line 2 Rome, Line 2 and 13 Place de Clichy
  • Schedule: Saturday from 9am to 3pm

Imagine a Saturday full of natural scents. The market of Batignolles is known for its organic characteristics.

In a calm and friendly atmosphere, merchants will introduce you to their healthy products. On the terreplein of the Batignolles boulevard, Paris welcomes every Saturday the best of organic products.

Fruits, vegetables, cheese, wines but also soaps and cosmetics are introduced to you through the aisles of the market.

The Batignolles market in Paris, where the produce is organic and good (Photo credits: © Sam Nabi on Flicker under CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED license )


Marché Raspail

  • Stalls: about 40
  • Address: Rue du Cherche-midi et Rue de Rennes, 75006, Paris
  • Metro: Line 12 Rennes
  • Schedule: Tuesdays and Fridays 7am to 1.30pm

The marché Raspail is considered as the biggest and most beautiful organic market of Paris.

It welcomes about fifty stands rich in colors and varied scents for the pleasure of your eyes, your taste buds and even your nose.

It is the oldest organic market of Paris and it keeps on gathering amateurs of bioethics products. It is known as the market of celebrities so you might run into your idol at the corner of a stand full of green.

The Raspail market in Paris, where organic products, refined flavors and a vibrant atmosphere are all on offer! (Photo credits: ©yisris on Flicker under CC BY 2.0 DEED license )


Marché Brancusi

  • Stalls: about 20
  • Address: Place Constantin Brancusi, 75014, Paris
  • Metro: Line 13 Gaîté
  • Schedule: Saturday from 7am to 2.30pm

This small organic market is located near the Place de Catalogne.

Even though it is more humble than its colleagues, the markets of Raspail and Batignolles, it offers a great assortment of products.

It also is less crowded and more tranquil, which permits more intimate contact with merchants. In short, everything necessary to fill your basket through an organic discovery.

Marché Brancusi, a hidden gem where fresh produce and authenticity reign (Photo credits: PreteMoiParis on Flickr under BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license)


Flowers Markets

Marché aux fleurs de Terne

  • Address: Place des Ternes, 75017, Paris
  • Metro: Line 2 Ternes
  • Schedule: Every day from 10am to 8pm except Mondays.

What’s better than a little romance in the middle of the Place des Ternes?

A few steps away from the Arc de Triomphe, a market of flowers takes place every day but Monday to introduce passersby the beauty of the floral world. Lillies, orchids, roses, tulips or even poppies, every type of flower is exposed to fill you with wonder.

You’ll mainly find cut flowers rather than inside plants, all at reasonable prices. Merchants are very receptive and are pleased to tell you the stories of their favorite flowers. Come on! Go for an excursion in this flowered jungle.

The vibrant colors of the Ternes flower market. (Photo credit: Als33120, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons)


Elizabeth II Flower Market

  • Address: Place Louis Lépine and Quai de la Corse, Paris 4th arrondissement
  • Opening hours : Every day from 8am to 7.30pm, except Sunday.

Let yourself be seduced by the floral charm of the Elizabeth II Flower Market, a must for plant lovers.

Formerly a flower and bird market, it was rehabilitated and renamed in 2021 following actions to protect the animal cause.

You’ll find a huge selection of flowers, in a pleasant springtime atmosphere.


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Marché aux fleurs Madeleine

  • Address: Place de la Madeleine, 75008, Paris
  • Metro: Line 8, 12 and 14 Madeleine
  • Schedule: From Monday to Saturday 9am to 8.30pm

Created in 1832, the market of flowers of the place Madeleine is an ancient market that is very well-known that is spread over the place.

Very popular back in the day, the market is often represented in numerous paintings. It is no longer what it used to be, but a few remaining merchants still expose and keep this flowered space alive.

If you want to discover a picturesque place filled with beauty, make a stop in the heart of the Madeleine.

A mini village dedicated to plants and flowers! (Photo credits: Flicker, Marie Thérèse Hébert & Jean Robert Thibault under CC BY-SA 2.0 DEED license)


Flea Markets

Marché aux puces Montreuil

  • Address: Avenue du Professeur André Lemierre, 75020, Paris
  • Metro: Line 9 Porte de Montreuil
  • Schedule: From Saturday to Monday 7am to 7.30pm

The flea market of Montreuil collects rags, paintings, hats… It is considered to be a charming bric-a-brac where rag amateurs gather.

This market is not as antique as it used to be even though the remaining antiquity merchants still sell. It is now mostly frequented for its rags. Today, there are many stands with a little bit of everything in the heart of this peaceful market.

Close-up of an exhibitor’s table, full of antiques. (Photo credits: Flicker, Barbara Piancastelli under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0 DEED license)


Marché aux puces de Clignancourt Django Reinhardt

  • Address: Avenue Porte de Clignancourt
  • Metro: Line 4 Porte de Clignancourt
  • Schedule: From Saturday to Monday 7am to 7.30pm

The flea market of Clignancourt was the first market of antiquities in Paris.

Even though it still is an important touristic area of the Île-de-France region, it lost its rag side for many years. It remains a much-frequented market where merchants are kind and approachable. You’ll find clothes, shoes, gewgaws or jewels. You’ll probably make deals walking around the stall of lower-priced products.

One of the stalls at the superb Clignancourt market (Photo credits: Daniela on Flicker, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED)


Marché aux puces Saint-Ouen

  • Address: Porte de Clignancourt 93400 Saint-Ouen
  • Metro: Line 4 Porte de Clignancourt or Line 13 Garibaldi
  • Schedule: Saturday 9am to 6pm, Sunday 10am to 6pm, Monday 11am to 5pm

Impressive in its size, the flea market of Saint-Ouen gathers antique dealers, merchants, creators, artisans and designers.

It is one of the best-known flea markets in Paris. You’ll find treasures of every kind if you take the time to hunt in the gigantic market. You’ll find peace during this exploration with discreet sellers who will let you find wonders.

The impressive Saint-Ouen flea market, ( Photo credit ParisSharing on Flickr, licensed under CC BY 2.0 DEED).


Marché aux puces de Vanves

  • Stalls: About 300
  • Address: Avenue Georges Lafenestre et Avenue Marc Sangnier, 75014, Paris.
  • Metro: Line 13 Porte de Vanves
  • Schedule: Saturdays 7am to 2 pm and Sunday from 7am to 7.30pm.

The marché aux puces de Vanves is the only interior antique market of Paris. You’ll find furniture and objects from another century, ironwork, silverware, foreign arts, clothes and ancient textiles …

The friendly open-air Vanves flea market (Photo credit: Demeester, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons).


Artists Markets

Marché de la création Edgar Quinet

  • Address: Terre-plein du Boulevard Edgar Quinet, 75014, Paris
  • Metro: Line 6 Edgar Quinet
  • Schedule: Sunday 10am to 7pm

Paintings, engraving, photography, poetry… Art is honoured in this market which permits art amateurs to meet and converse with the artists.

You can discover, admire and appreciate varied works. With its rustic market atmosphere, the marché of creation, created in 1994, will offer you a relaxing moment and enables you to learn more about art.


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Book Markets

Marché aux livres Georges Brassens

  • Stalls: about 200
  • Address: 104 rue Brancion, 75015, Paris
  • Metro : Line 13 Porte de Vanves
  • Schedule: Every Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm

Founded in October 1987, this market offers a multitude of works to discover every weekend.

Ancient, second-hand or recent books, you’ll find something to satisfy all your needs at varied prices. Poetry, history, novels… there is something for every taste.

You can also share with other book lovers and learn more about your favorite authors. If you love the feeling of the pages slipping through your fingers and the scent of old books, this place is made for you, so go for it!

The huge George Brassens market, gives a second life to thousands of books. (Photo credit: Claudius on Flickr, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 DEED).


Stamps Market

Marché aux timbres

  • Address: Angle des Avenues Marigny et Avenue Gabriel
  • Metro: Line 1 and 13 Champs-Elysées-Clémenceau
  • Schedule: Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and public holidays from 9am to 7pm.

For those passionate about stamps, the must-do activity is the market of stamps of Paris, where professionals and private individuals gather to share with you their treasures.

Despite the computer revolution, stamps survived thanks to the love of collectors. It is the only market of this kind in Europe, which is why many collectors come from all over the world to get the chance to find their next wonder.


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Other Markets

Uncovred marché Beauvau, Aligre

  • Address: 3 place d’Aligre, 75012 Paris
  • Metro: Line 8 Ledru-Rollin
  • Schedule: From Monday to Friday 8am to 1pm and 4pm to 7.30pm. The Saturdays from 8am to 7.30 pm and the Sundays from 8am to 1.30pm.

You can discover a market covered by halls that houses stalls filled with food. Fruits, vegetables, cold meats, cheese or every type of oil, your eyes will be pleased by the diversity of colors offered by these products.

Then, you can see the outdoor market that welcomes second-hand goods dealers. Clothes, furniture, antiquities, food, a real bric-a-brac where you can find little wonders. With its picturesque look and its reasonable prices, the market attracts Parisians and is often crowded.

– The huge Marché de Beauvau Aligre, where you’ll find just what you’re looking for. Credits: ©Dukas Ju under CC BY-NC 2.0 DEED license).


Marché Grenelle

  • Stalls: about 70
  • Address: Boulevard de Grenelle entre rue Lourmel et rue du Commerce
  • Metro: Line 6 Dupleix
  • Schedule: Wednesday 7am to 1.30pm and Sunday from 7am to 2.30pm.

Marché Grenelle is located two steps away from the Eiffel Tower and is covered by the metro, which gives it a shelter.

In a convivial atmosphere, you’ll walk between stalls of flowers, fruits and vegetables but also meats, breads and other non-food products.

No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll find it.

The famous Grenelle market, always crowded. Oliver H, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons