Strolls in the markets of Paris
Published on 15 September 2018 in Paris
If you’re staying in Paris, you shouldn’t miss the opportunity to stroll around some typical Parisian markets. Paris, one of the fiefdoms of French gastronomy, is full of indoor and outdoor markets that offer abundant arrays of fresh produce and enliven their neighbourhoods by mixing aromas, flavours, colours and good humour! Among the most famous and popular markets in Paris are the Marché d'Aligre in the 12th arrondissement, the Marché des Batignolles in the 17th and the Marché des Enfants Rouges in the 3rd, the city’s oldest market and one of the most essential!
The Marché d’Aligre; the most bobo
Highly appreciated by trendy young people, the Marché d'Aligre, Halle Beauvau, is a market favoured by the bohemian bourgeois that does not really look like the kind of traditional market that you might expect. Here you can taste a great selection of the cuisines of the world but also the great classics of the culinary art of our own beautiful country adapted into rather modern versions.
The Marché des Batignolles, close to the Parc Monceau
Created in 1846, the Marché des Batignolles became famous as the Impressionist milieu of the painter Manet. Today it offers its customers modern organic products and much more. Stop by this colourful, vibrant and tempting place to fill your picnic basket before heading to the nearby Parc Monceau.
The Marché des Enfants-Rouges
This historic Parisian market located in the Marais owes its name to the orphanage established in the 16th century and closed shortly before the French Revolution where the children were dressed in red, a sign of Christian charity. Here you’ll find a wide range of multicultural foodstuffs, a selection of the best French produce and trendy snack stalls. You’ll be spoiled for choice between the Moroccan, Italian, Lebanese and African dishes available, unless you prefer to sit at the Estaminet des Enfants Rouges, a pleasant little eatery offering fresh and tasty snacks and meals.