What’s the best way to experience Paris like a Parisian? By browsing its markets, of course! The city has a wealth of great markets where you can do some shopping, of course, but also chat with the stallholders, taste local products and soak up the atmosphere... To take the pulse of a neighbourhood, check out its market. The Hotel Les Deux Girafes recommends three Parisian markets, each with its own distinctive personality.
The Marché d'Aligre in the 12th arrondissement
Just a stone's throw from the Place de la Bastille and the banks of the Seine, the Aligre market is one of the most appreciated by Parisians. Open 6 days a week, it includes a covered market where you can purchase various kinds of fresh fruit and vegetables, meats, cheeses, etc., as well as an open-air section where you can find home accessories, decorative objects, clothes and much more. Experience its friendly and relaxed atmosphere during your stay in Paris, you will not be disappointed!
The Marché des Batignolles in the 17th arrondissement
With a trendier vibe, the predominantly organic Batignolles market attracts Parisians in search of delicious products resulting from a responsible and ethical approach to agriculture. Here you’ll find early vegetables, meat, cheese and fish, but also several stands selling food to go, including dishes from all over the world. A great place to discover new gourmet experiences.
The Marché des Enfants Rouges in the 3rd arrondissement
Another neighbourhood, another ambiance. This is the oldest covered market in the city, having existed since the early 17th century. Here you can browse amidst the colourful and fragrant organic and artisanal food stalls as well as enjoy the exquisite dishes of the Japanese snack bar and the delicacies offered by Lebanese and Mediterranean takeaway specialists.
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Hotel Les Deux Girafes, a 4-star boutique hotel in the heart of Bastille-République district