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Covered markets are an integral part of Paris’ history. Locals flock there for their morning stroll, grocery-shopping or lunch breaks. From the Marché des Enfants Rouges to the Halle Beauvau Aligre and the Marché Saint-Germain… Are you ready for our gourmet walk?

Marché des Enfants Rouges


The Marché des Enfants Rouges (Market of the Red Children) is the city’s oldest covered market (1629) and undoubtingly the most popular spot captured on Instagram! A protected historical monument since 1982, it’s named after an old orphanage where children used to wear red capes. The variety of produces we can find there is what makes it so unique. All the most renowned grocers and butcher shops are there, although many visitors come to visit the world cuisine corners. People sit down at these stalls for a meal they’ll never forget: Lebanese delicacies, Couscous, Japanese cuisine, to name just a few… Any true foodie should also head to Alain Miam Miam. But beware: their crepes and sandwiches are highly addictive!

39, rue de Bretagne, 75003

Open Tuesday – Saturday (8.30 am - 7.30 pm) and Sunday (8.30 am - 2 pm)

Metro: Filles du Calvaire

Marché d’Aligre – Beauvau


Open six days a week, the Marché d’Aligre has become one of the highlights of the neighbourhood’s bustling life. Outside, you’ll be able to visit a wide variety of incredibly colourful stalls, from grocers to second-hand goods dealers. The inside of the Halle Beauvau is slightly more “traditional” and hosts, among others, the celebrity butcher Michel Burnon and the famous cheese maker Langlet Hardouin. Be sure, during your shopping, to stop for a second, look up and admire the market’s emblematic 1843 upside-down hull structure. A sight for sore eyes…

3 Place d’Aligre, 75012
Open Tuesday – Saturday (9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7.30 pm) and Sunday (until 1.30 pm) 
Metro: Ledru-Rollin.

Halle Secrétan


The Halle Secrétan is an absolute must of the XIXth arrondissement. Built in 1969, the covered market officially closed in 2013 for renovation before reopening… as a “supermarket”, which now takes up the whole space underneath the glass roof. Although some regret this change, only high-quality “farmhouse and organic” produces are sold there, and you can also visit famous butcher Hugo Desnoyer’s restaurant. You’ll also find a gym, a cultural center and even a brewery! Luckily, the original warmth and convivial vibe of the place survived these radical changes and the Halle Secrétan remains a highly popular venue for locals and tourists alike.

33, Av. Secrétan, 75019 
Open Tuesday – Thursday (8.30 am - 7.30 pm), Friday – Saturday (8.30 am - 8 pm) and Sunday (8.30 am - 2 pm)
Metro : Bolivar

Marché Saint-Germain


Formerly known as Marché Blondel, the Marché Saint-Germain now hosts many “shopping” stores under its magnificent archways. The true spirit of the Parisian market remains, with grocers, cheese stalls, butcher shops or fishmongers, none of which are “visible” from the outside. Despite higher than average prices, one rarely regrets paying a tiny bit more to indulge in their high-quality produces.

4-6, rue Lobineau, 75006. 
Open Tuesday – Saturday (8 am - 8 pm) and Sunday (8 am - 1.30 pm) 
Metro: Mabillon.

Marché Saint-Quentin


The Marché Saint Quentin is the biggest market in Paris. Florists, grocers, butchers, fishmongers… The choice is yours: everything you might need is there! Many caterers have also set up shop around the stalls, bringing you flavours from all around the world, from African cuisine to Lebanese food, Italian meals or couscous. The trick is to make up your mind!

85 bis, bd Magenta, 75010.
Open Tuesday – Friday (9 am - 1 pm and 4 pm - 7.30 pm), Saturday (9 am - 1 pm and 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm) and Sunday (8.30 am - 1.30 pm)
Metro : Gare de l’Est

Marché des Batignolles


Since 1979, the Batignolles covered market is a highly popular spot for residents. Head there to search for exotic and rare fruits and vegetables in an incredibly friendly atmosphere. A great place to revisit our grandmas’ recipes, even though the prices, slightly above average, forbid us to do all of our grocery shopping there. If you have trouble making up your mind, we highly recommend the Portuguese caterer. Organic enthusiasts will also be glad to know that a dedicated bio market takes place outside, every Saturday morning.

96 bis rue Lemercier, 75017.
Open Saturday (8.30 am - 8 pm) and Sunday (8.30 am - 2 pm)
Metro : Brochant

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