Paris Markets

(Paris, Ile-de-France, France)

Paris MarketsParis is rich in its variety of markets offering food, books, stamps, birds, flowers, antiques, second-hand clothing and an amazing variety of bric-a-brac.

Apart from the circulating 'marchés', which operate on differing sites and days, there are permanent daily markets around Paris. Many of these have become well-known to tourists, although it is possible to still find typical local markets if you know where to look. Saturday, Sunday and Monday are the days for the flea markets, which are a popular Parisian activity.

Clothes and Flea Markets

Carreau du Temple
Address: between Rue du Petit-Thouars and Rue Perreé, Paris
Full of many practical and simple clothes.
Open hours: Tuesday to Friday until 12:00 noon and on Saturday and Sunday until 13:00

Porte de Montreuil
Address: 20e Porte-de-Montreuil, Paris
One of the best and cheapest flea markets, specialising in second-hand clothes, and also some furniture and other houseware.
Open hours: Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 07:00 to 19:00

Porte de Vanves
Address: Avenue Georges-Lafenestre, Paris
An enormous range of bric-a-brac can be found at this popular market.
Open hours: Saturday and Sunday - 07:30 to 19:00

St-Ouen / Porte de Clignancourt
Address: 18e Porte-de-Clignancourt, Paris
The large, busy spot has a variety of merchandise, including second-hand clothes, shoes, books and music.
Open hours: Saturday, Sunday and Monday - 07:30 to 19:00

Book, Stamp and Art Markets

Marché aux Cartes Postales Anciennes
Address: Marché St-Germain, 3 ter rue Mabillon, Paris
Specialising in old postcards.
Open hours: Wednesday and Thursday - 09:00 to 13:00 and 16:00 to 18:30

Marché de la Création Mouton-Duvernet
Address: Rues Mouton-Duvernet, Boulard and Brézin, Paris
With many art studios nearby, art is sold and exhibited by local artists here.
Open hours: Sundays at 10:30 to 17:00

Marché du Livre Ancien et d'Occasion
Address: Pavilion Baltard, Parc Georges-Brassens, Rue Brancion, Paris
This market is full of books, both second-hand and antique.
Open hours: Satuday and Sunday - 09:00 to 18:00

Marché aux Timbres
Address: north side of Place Clemenceau, Paris
This is a popular stamp market.
Open hours: Thursday, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to dusk

Flowers, Plants and pets

Place Lépine
With a wide selection of flowers, and on Sundays many birds and pets.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 19:30

Place de la Madeleine
Full of plants and flowers, from Tuesday to Sunday, opening from 08:00 to 19:30.
Open hours: daily - 08:00 to 19:30

Place des Ternes
This is a busy flower market.
Open hours: Tuesday to Sunday - 08:00 to 19:30

Paris Markets

Food Markets

Street and covered food markets provide a splendid, tempting array of all kinds of food and are popular with both local Parisiens and tourists alike. The real street food markets usually start between 07:00 to 08:00 and generally start to close down at around 13:00. Popular choices include: