Everyday Parisian food

Everyday Parisian food

With covered food markets open six days a week and open-air markets blooming on the pavement, this is a picturesque way to experience daily Parisian life.

The Enfants Rouges Market in the Marais district, created under Louis XIII, is thought to be the oldest covered market in Paris. It still has an incredible number of small stands from all over the world, including Japan, Africa, the Caribbean, Italy, etc.

The famous gilded bronze work sculpted by Auguste Dumont in 1836, the Génie de la Liberté, overlooks the Bastille market in the 11th arrondissement. A hundred stalls brimming with regional products compete for attention in the esplanade of Boulevard Richard Lenoir.

The Iéna market unfolds on Avenue du President Wilson, a stone's throw from the Trocadéro, in the 16th arrondissement. Some say this is the best and highest quality Parisian market. It is true that many of the great Michelin-starred chefs come here to seek out the crème de la crème of ingredients. After stocking up on supplies here, what could be better than picking up something for a quick lunch in the square of the Musée Galliera.

In the 12th arrondissement, the upturned boat hull structure of the covered market of Aligre (1843) represents one of the last street markets left in the capital. Outside, there are stands with organic vegetables, florists, and second-hand dealers. The diversity and banter will take you back to the golden days of the Paris faubourgs.

Enfants Rouges Covered Market
39 rue de Bretagne
75003 Paris
+33 (0)1 40 11 20 40

Bastille Market
Boulevard Richard Lenoir
75011 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 85 93 30

Président Wilson Market
Avenue du Président Wilson
75116 Paris
33 (01) 45 11 71 11

Marché d'Aligre (Beauvau Open Air Market)
Place d'Aligre
75012 Paris
+33 (0)1 48 85 93 30