Paris Travel Planner   Market Streets, Paris, France
Paris has several streets that offer ongoing markets, daily food shopping opportunities, and lots of restaurants.




Although these may not appear on an official list of markets, market streets are an important part of food shopping in Paris.

Places such as Rue Mouffetard, Rue Cler, Rue Montorgueil, and Rue de Buci, offer wonderful markets along with a variety of restaurants and shops.

Rue Mouffetard, in the 5th arrondissement near the Métro at Place Monge, is a bustling shopping street, part of which is pedestrians only. You'll find all sorts of produce, fish, meat, and cheese, as well as shops selling olive oil, wine, and other things to complete your meal. In addition there are many reasonably priced restaurants on the little side streets that cross Mouffetard. Enjoy a nice lunch (lunch menus are cheaper than dinner) and pick up some food for the evening.

Rue Cler is a great place to go for lunch after visiting the Eiffel Tower. This busy market street has everything you could want, from meat to flowers to olive oils. It's largely pedestrian, which makes it nice for strolling. As with the other streets, it has a number of cafés if you want to sit and eat. Walk from the Eiffel Tower or take the Métro to École Militaire or La Tour-Maubourg.

Rue Montorgueil, near the old Les Halles (the original market of Paris, which has since moved out of the city), has a variety of stores, with an emphasis on meats and seafood. It's an up and coming neighborhood in the 2nd arrondissement (Métro Étienne Marcel) and a colorful spot. If you want ham, bacon, or various kinds of sausage, you'll find a great variety here:

Ham, Montorgueil market, Paris

Rue de Buci, in the 6th arrondissement not far from the Place Saint-Michel (Métro St-Michel, Odéon, or Mabillon), has a smaller number of shops and stands, but a lot of restaurants. It's a popular spot for a meal or a drink, with excellent people-watching opportunities.

Paris offers such a variety of markets. In addition to the market streets, be sure to visit some of the covered markets, organic markets, or open-air markets around the city.

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Rue Mouffetard market, Paris.

Above, Rue Mouffetard market, Paris.

Below, Cepes and citrus, Rue Montorgueil market, Paris.

Cepes and citrus, Rue Montorgueil market, Paris

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