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The markets of Paris: where the pulse of the capital beats

The markets of Paris: where the pulse of the capital beats

Whether you are just visiting or actually live in the capital, the markets of Paris are a part of the city’s cultural heritage. Thronging with life and vitality, these are places where you can feel the pulse of Paris. A total of 82 markets are distributed throughout the arrondissements, with each having its own special atmosphere. The Grand Hotel Saint Michel offers a small tour of the most typical. Don’t miss them during your stay in Paris.

The Marché d’Aligre


This market located in the 12th arrondissement is a must for anyone looking for a convivial, lively place with undeniable charm that offers a wide choice of good quality produce. Here you’ll find a multitude of stalls with diverse colours and scents, as well as a flea market. You will also find the famous butcher Michel BRUNON and his quality horse meat, as recommended by Alain DUCASSE in his ‘Best of’ places in Paris. Finally, the prices are attractive and when the weather is fair you can settle down for a drink and a snack on the terrace. A very attractive prospect!


The Marché d’Aligre

3 Place d'Aligre, 75012 Paris

Metro: Ledru-Rollin station

Open daily (except Mondays) from 7:00 to 14:00

The Marché des Batignolles

Located in the 17th arrondissement, this market is an institution in the capital for lovers of organic products. The atmosphere is friendly and the stallholders don’t hesitate to offer a taste of their produce, to the delight of passers-by. Here the authenticity of naturally grown food is omnipresent and the fruits and vegetables are of excellent quality. There is something for every taste and price. Finally, you can enjoy a delicious juice made of pressed herbs, a speciality of the fresh herb stand. Head along and enjoy a healthy experience!


The Marché des Batignolles
64 Rue des Batignolles, 75017 Paris

Metro: Rome, La Fourche station

Open every Saturday from 9:00 to 14:00

The Marché des Enfants Rouges


Located in the 3rd arrondissement, this market is the oldest in Paris (it was established in 1615) and was declared a historic monument in 1982. It takes its name from the red clothing worn by the children of an orphanage that once occupied the site. This colourful place has an inclusive and friendly atmosphere and offers a fabulous variety of tasty dishes from the around the world. It is the beating heart of the arrondissement and many visitors go there each day. After your takeaway you can check out the artisanal and organic food stalls and their low prices.


The Marché des Enfants Rouges

39 Rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris

Metro: Filles du Calvaire station

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: from 8:30 am to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 19:30

Friday, Saturday: from 8:30 to 13:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00

Sunday: 8:30 to 14:00


The Marché de Saxe-Breteuil


This market located on the Avenue Saxe in the 7th arrondissement has a particular attraction that delight all lovers of Paris! Standing amidst the stalls you can enjoy a direct view of the Eiffel Tower while you do your shopping. Does any other market offer a lovelier panorama? The foodstuffs for sale are of exceptional quality and the stallholders are welcoming and always ready with advice.


The Marché de Saxe-Breteuil

Avenue de Saxe 75007 - Paris

Metro: Ségur station

Thursdays and Saturdays from 7:00 to 14:30


Don’t miss a visit to one or more of these markets during your stay at Grand Hotel Saint Michel. This will be your opportunity to experience Paris ... like a Parisian!

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