According to the Mairie de Paris, there are more than 82 markets in Paris. This equates to at least one market in every one of the 20 arrondissements of Paris, and the number increases the further out you head from the centre.
One of the best-loved markets for Parisians is located in the rue Poncelet in the 17th arrondissement.
One of the best-loved outdoor spaces where Parisians like to hang out at any time of year is the elegant Place des Vosges, in the heart of the famous Marais district. It’s also one of our favourite places, and has come to express for us the changing seasonal character of the city.
The numerous outdoor markets of Paris are one of the many reasons why we love coming to Paris! If great food and the freshest produce are passions of yours too, next time you’re in Paris, make sure to get to Place Monge on a market day.
Whenever we’re in Paris, we love to explore some of the wonderful food areas of the city. We’re very fortunate that one of the best outdoor markets in Paris at Place Monge in the 5th arr. is right on our doorstep.
Rue Montorgueil on the Right Bank has also long been a firm favourite.
In France, cooking is a serious art form and a national sport. (Julia Child)
When one of the great American cooks, Julia Child, first set foot in Paris, she knew she’d landed in food heaven. As she discovered, this accolade not only referred to the myriad cafes, bistros and temples of haute cuisine, but also embraced the numerous shops catering to professional as well as enthusiastic home cooks. Food heaven indeed.