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Marche d'Aligre

Place d'Aligre, 75011 Paris, France
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As featured in Paris on a budget
Ranked #24 of 388 Shopping in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Flea/ Street Markets
Activities: Shopping
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Foodies flock to Marché d'Aligre, a lively and authentic outdoor Parisian market housed in the city’s authentic-feeling 12th arrondisement, or... more » Owner description: Foodies flock to Marché d'Aligre, a lively and authentic outdoor Parisian market housed in the city’s authentic-feeling 12th arrondisement, or district, and located near the Bastille. Here you’ll find everything from fresh cheeses, spices and flowers to vintage apparel. « less
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

It's busiest on Sundays. And if the weather is good, you can walk around, find a cafe or a bar, and enjoy the people watching - along with a few glasses of wine and cheese...even though it's only 10am in the morning! This market does not compare to Nice's city market. Hard to find any real farmer's at Aligre. But... More

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Uk
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW

As doody types we always like to go to a couple of food markets. After hunting this down it wasn't open until 4pm so we went to the cafe/ bar opposite until opening. Things were a bit slow to get going but I guess that was down to the time of the year. Once we started walking round though more... More

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We went this morning to buy food for our lunch in our rented apartment. We couldn't ask for more. The indoor market had a fantastic cheese shop and an equally good meat vendor where we bought delicious imberico ham. Outside we bought freshly cooked Cornish hens and roasted potatoes. With the fresh cherry tomatoes and bread to go with some... More

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We spent a delightful morning with Alisa Morav, a pastry chef and cookbook author, exploring the D'Aligre market not far from the Bastille. Even though it was raining, the place was bustling with locals out to do their shopping, chatting with the merchants, discussing the merits of the produce. Alisa guided us through the stalls, pointing out how everything there... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

This small market is a much more accessible visit than the big flea markets. There's proper junk for sale, just what I like rummaging through. The food market is adjacent, so you can shop for lunch too. Plenty of cafés in the area too.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This market stretches the whole length of the street and then some. There is a 'Flea' market in the square which is really interesting, lots of books and antiques and rubbish. The Charolais and the Baron Rouge bars are close by if you need refreshment and there is a superb small Chinese Restaurant for an evening meal that's different but... More

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Marche d'Aligre is a wonderful market near the Bastille. Fabulous vegetables and fruits as wall as a great cheese vendor plus fresh fish, meat and poultry. I was so happy to just be in the midst of the market goers and vendors. We bought excellent cheese and vegetables that were so fresh. The dinner that night was second to none.... More

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

Since 30 years the autenthic spirit of french food made by a mix of Regions original products and north african souk and sou! Go there on saturday!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

We visited the outdoor market in the morning on a Saturday. It wasn't very packed, vendors were very friendly and not pushy at all. We even got a few samples for our little kids, We purchased fresh veggies and fruits and everything tasted just delicious and fresh. Prices are reasonable. There were wine/cheese shops, butcheries, and bakeries all around as... More

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Washington DC
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

I recently visited Marché d'Aligre after reading the great reviews on TripAdvisor. I love outdoor markets (and have been to many in Paris) and this one wasn't as exciting or interesting as the other ones. I found it very small (although there were tons of people there), and the non-food items weren't as numerous or high quality as at other... More

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