The French are known for their impeccable food standards. Besides French culinary schools and world renown chefs and restaurants there are other rules and regulations that make French food so superb. Did you know that bakeries must bake their bread on-premises to hold the title of ‘boulangerie‘ in France? Also in France a bakery cannot use the term ‘pâtisserie’ by law unless there is a maître pâtissier (master pastry chef) on site. With all these exceptional food standards for French restaurants and food shops it makes you wonder where Parisians buy the freshest vittles.
Here in the US, farmers markets have recently become a popular place for fresh and sustainable food outside of the local grocery store. In France, open markets are a normal and traditional part of life. The French typically head to an open market versus going to a marché (grocery store) for buying their daily food. The open market is known as a source for the freshest fruits, vegetables, meats, cheeses, prepared foods and flowers and is an integral part of France’s famed tradition of good eating.
In Paris, there is at least one open market available in every district or arrondissements. I have had the opportunity to visit a few different markets in Paris and have decided to compile a list of the best open markets in Paris.
See below for the Best Open Markets in Paris.
𝓑𝓮𝓼𝓽 𝓞𝓹𝓮𝓷 𝓕𝓻𝓮𝓷𝓬𝓱 𝓜𝓪𝓻𝓴𝓮𝓽𝓼 𝓲𝓷 𝓟𝓪𝓻𝓲𝓼
𝟏. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 -📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟐. 𝐑𝐮𝐞 𝐂𝐥𝐞𝐫 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 𝐒𝐭.- 📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟑. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐏𝐫é𝐬𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐬𝐨𝐧- 📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟒. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐝- 📍 𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟓. 𝐑𝐮𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐮𝐟𝐟𝐞𝐭𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭-📍 𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟔. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐠𝐞-📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟕. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐃𝐞𝐣𝐞𝐚𝐧-📍 𝟏𝟖𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟖. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐌𝐚𝐲𝐛𝐚𝐮𝐫𝐲-📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟗. 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐜𝐡é 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭𝐞- 𝐁𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐪𝐮𝐢- 📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟏𝟎. 𝐁𝐚𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐥𝐥𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭 -📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟏𝟏. 𝐎𝐥𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐔𝐬𝐞𝐝 𝐁𝐨𝐨𝐤 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭-📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟏𝟐. 𝐃’ 𝐀𝐥𝐢𝐠𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭-📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟏𝟑. 𝐏𝐚𝐫𝐢𝐬 𝐅𝐥𝐞𝐚 𝐌𝐚𝐫𝐤𝐞𝐭- 📍𝟏𝟑𝐭𝐡 𝐀𝐫𝐫.
𝟏𝟒. 𝐑𝐮𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐠𝐮𝐞𝐢𝐥- 📍𝟐𝐧𝐝 𝐀𝐫𝐫.