Paris Travel Planner   Open Markets in Paris, France
There are lots of open-air markets around Paris, great for shopping and just feasting with your eyes!




When we first came to Paris and rented an apartment in the Marais, we were delighted to find that the parking lot in front of the town hall for that area was converted into a lively market on Wednesdays and Saturdays. The Marché Baudoyer became a regular stop for us. Later we learned that Baudoyer was the first afternoon market, which made it great for planning dinner (most markets are open in the morning and tend to close by about 2:00).

As we continue to travel around Paris, we always seek out the markets closest to where we're staying so we can buy great food and experience the market culture. Although some of these are covered markets, we also love the many open-air markets around the city.

After visiting the lovely Musée Guimet, Paris's museum of Asian art, I came out to find myself in the midst of the lively Avenue du Président Wilson market. Seeing all of the fresh produce, cheese, sausages, and fruit almost made me wish I hadn't just had lunch! The Avenue Wilson market is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Another visit brought us near the Saxe-Breteuil Market, held on Thursdays and Saturdays on the Avenue de Saxe. More great shopping!

Fresh fish, market, Paris
Fresh fish...

If you're on Île de la Cité, stop in at the lovely Flower Market (Marché aux Fleurs). It's a bit of a hybrid—part open market, part covered market. On Sundays it hosts the bird market.

No matter where you're staying, you should be able to find a covered market or an open market nearby. Be sure to include time for browsing the markets as you plan your time in Paris.

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Fruit at market, Paris, France

Above, Dried fruit stand at the Saxe-Breteuil Market, Paris.

Below, Fresh Fish, Avenue Wilson Market.


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