Marché Aligre
Marché Aligre
4.5
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Tuesday
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Wednesday
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Thursday
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Friday
7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Saturday
7:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Sunday
7:30 AM - 2:30 PM
About
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.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Bercy / Nation
Nestled between the Seine, Bastille, and Père Lachaise lies a peaceful side of town where wide avenues and impressive buildings accompany green spaces and small parks. Landscaped havens are plentiful, from the Bercy Park to La Coulée Verte and most impressively the Bois de Vincennes, which even contains a medieval castle on its doorstep. For an escape from the masses head to this calming neighborhood where real Parisians make their homes.
How to get there
  • Ledru-Rollin • 4 min walk
  • Faidherbe – Chaligny • 6 min walk
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  • Katy R
    Bradford, United Kingdom62 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Flea market
    Was in paris with my daughter for her birthday and she wanted to go to some markets. Unfortunately most of the markets are only at the weekend and we thought we were out of luck until I read about this one which is on everyday except Monday. Its a small market, a good manageable size for a few hours rummage. A lot of amusing tat for sale, all the way up to much more expensive genuine antiques. A great place to look for a unique souvenir of your trip to paris. I bought a lovely silver ring and some vintage french postcards for a euro each. My daughter got a pendant and a cotton top. We had a timeslot for a museum and had to leave before we had a chance to check out the indoor food market. Most of the traders take cash but some had card machines which is handy.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written August 25, 2023
  • soinic
    2,507 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow 🌞 Great local food market!
    This "farmers" market offers great value for money! Vegetables, fruit, flowers etc Friendly, mostly Arabic sellers. They don't argue if you take pictures for example 😉 The covered market closeby offers meat, fish, olives, cheese etc. Also a hidden gem. The "fleamarket" is nothing special, ... Marché d'Aligre for food is really exceptional!!
    Visited September 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written September 7, 2023
  • Jennifer S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful produce and a bit of everything
    Beautiful food everywhere you look! Whether you want a fresh snack or food to make a meal, this market has so many fruits and vegetables and nuts. Shops along the sides have cheese, meat, spices, and some quick bites. The other end of the market is a big flea market where you can find almost anything- shoes, clothes, books, dishes, knick nacks, art.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 3, 2023
  • Thomas V
    Oakland, California16,415 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Foodie Paradise
    This market was close to the apartment where we stayed, so we walked over one morning and bought some delicious fresh food. This is a very large market in an historic building. It's a lively place, good place to tour for any foodie.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 26, 2024
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Katy R
Bradford, UK62 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
Was in paris with my daughter for her birthday and she wanted to go to some markets. Unfortunately most of the markets are only at the weekend and we thought we were out of luck until I read about this one which is on everyday except Monday. Its a small market, a good manageable size for a few hours rummage. A lot of amusing tat for sale, all the way up to much more expensive genuine antiques. A great place to look for a unique souvenir of your trip to paris. I bought a lovely silver ring and some vintage french postcards for a euro each. My daughter got a pendant and a cotton top. We had a timeslot for a museum and had to leave before we had a chance to check out the indoor food market. Most of the traders take cash but some had card machines which is handy.
Written August 25, 2023
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Vanolyn
Portland, OR199 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
We took a walk here to see the neighborhood and perhaps pick up some fruit. This is a very extensive market with luscious fruits and vegetables - a ton! Shops along the market offered meats, cheeses etc, and there was a flea market in the square. All in all a nice experience and we picked up some amazing apricots and strawberries.
Written July 10, 2022
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Default72915
Paris, France6,932 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2014 • Solo
Marche d'Aligre is a real, live, intense, working-class market - with both a covered market and outdoor stands arranged in the nearby Place d'Aligre. These markets are also surrounded by a market district - several streets radiate out from the market, full of tiny specialty food boutiques, ethnic butchers, hardware stores, cafes, tiny trendy restaurants and just about everything else you can imagine.

There is also a very small area off to the side, that's a sort of flea market. Though I visit Marche d'Aligre almost every Saturday, I have yet to find the fabulous treasures that some people report finding here. Maybe I'm not looking hard enough, or maybe we just have different ideas about what makes something "fabulous". Whatever the reason, if you're the type of person who just loves rummaging through junk, you would probably enjoy yourself - but it's a small area, and there's not much here, so I wouldn't encourage anyone to make a special trip just for this flea market, when there are others which are much larger and far more interesting in Paris.

Back to the food -
The covered market ("Marche Beauvau") contains gourmet butchers, a very good fromagerie, a couple of stands selling beautiful produce, a few stalls selling regional products, and a small fishmonger. Prices in Marche Beauvau are much higher than in the outdoor market, but are supposedly worth it - especially if your tastebuds can tell the difference between regular lamb and lamb that munched only wild grasses that grow in the salt marshes near Mount St Michel. My tastebuds aren't that easily impressed, and I would rather spend that kind of money on a trip to Mount St Michel, instead - but that's just me.

The outdoor market is hectic, even on a slow day. The people who work here and those who shop are in a hurry, and it's a stressful atmosphere. Unlike many of the other outdoor markets in Paris which have become "tourist-friendly", most of the vendors won't speak a lot of English and won't spend time translating everything for someone who doesn't speak French. If this is your first time visiting an outdoor market in Paris, do yourself a favor and take a little tour of the place, before trying to buy anything. Watch and see how other people do things (can you choose your own produce, or not - it varies with the vendor), check out prices and quality, then take the plunge. There will be lots of yelling, lots of shoving, money and food will be flying in all directions - make sure to keep a hand on your wallet, just as you would in other crowded areas. Make sure to bring something to carry your purchases - resist the temptation to buy more than you can possibly eat - and remember that 3 kilos of apples will feel like 30 pounds, by the time you haul them back to wherever it is you're staying.

Many people rave about "the best" open air market in Paris. Frankly, the best market is the one nearest your lodging. If you just want to go and have a look, to see what they're all about, that can be a lot of fun - especially if you only get to shop at big box stores, back home. Contrary to popular belief, the open-air markets are not true "farmers' markets", though a couple of "producteurs" (people who grow or harvest what they sell) are always there. The food sold here is bought at Rungis, the giant wholesale market that supplies grocery stores and restaurants. It might look a lot more appetizing, but isn't necessarily fresher or better than what you can buy elsewhere - but the atmosphere is definitely more exciting, so might just be worth it to you.
Written January 19, 2015
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opiumbird
Paris, France46 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
This is yet another wonderful market in Paris, located within walking distance from Bastille. The market is filled with fresh produce, fruits and vegetables ( and also a large stall selling moderately-priced organic produce if you are into everything bio, i got some local apples this morning and they are delicious ) . There are some nice boulangerie, a franprix, etc. The icing of the cake is the open-air flea market, where you can get anything and everything, clothes, scarves, shoes, books, antiques etc. Open tuesdays to sundays. Metro (Line 8 / Ledru Rollin , exit Rue Du Faubourg Saint-Antoine )
Written August 19, 2012
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Tim B
London, UK71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to buy cheeses, meat and veg (plus snacks and beer) at reasonable prices.

If you are buying fresh food in Paris this market, not far from Opera Bastille, is a great place to shop for all your needs with a fine selection of stalls.
Written April 10, 2007
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vivi_vai
Porto Alegre, RS131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2013 • Solo
I loved the Marché d'Aligre, built in 1779, a very "local" market, known mainly by those who live nearby. It is not the typical touristic area, it is a very organized, clean and clear market, not very big, but yet offering a wide variety of those products you would expect to find in a french market: seafood, meat, charcuterie, cheese, fruits, flowers, spices... Besides what is sold inside the building itself (Marché Beauvau), there are other stalls on the square outside (Place d'Aligre), where you will find some more of what is inside but also some handicraft from Africa: sculptures, mask, jewelry, and some flea market stalls. It opens at 7:30 am and closes around 1:30 pm and on Mondays. You can reach it by M° Ledru-Rollin, ligne 8, and there are more than 3 Velib stations nearby.
Written April 21, 2013
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ShanevanJ
Johannesburg, South Africa132 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 • Couples
We went to the market! This was a great street market with all sorts of wonderful fresh produce and flowers. There was even and organ grinder churning out familiar Parisien style music. Definitely well frequented by locals and right in the middle was a covered hall with exquisite foods. In the hall was a full butchery, flower shop as well as other interesting shops. We stopped for lunch in the hall and had two glasses of red wine, a plate of charcuterie (cold cuts) for around €20. We sat on quaint chairs at the regulation small table and watched the passing shoppers. Lovely experience if you have the time to just take it easy and relax!
Written July 23, 2013
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Jacopo B
Exeter, UK13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2013 • Couples
Food in Paris can be extremely expensive. Even if you decide to buy your stuff at a market/supermarket, you can end up paying a fortune for very low quality products. Especially when buying fruit and vegetables.
One of the few places where you can find a ton of excellent products at a decent price is the market of Aligre. The indoor market is a bit more on the posh side. But the outdoor market (open only during the morning) is a real delight. Chaotic like only real street markets can be, but with a great value for money ratio.
A small tip: if you manage to be there around 12 a.m. a lot of the stands will give you a discount price because they want to close soon.
Written July 21, 2013
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GrozPerk
Lexington, MA151 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2013 • Couples
If you want to experience a very lively market, this location provides both, open every day but Monday. As much for watching as for shopping. Then for a more serene experience, go to the nearby Promenade Plantee (along Ave Daumesnil) or Viaduct des Arts
Written May 5, 2013
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katie3182
Washington DC, DC33 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2012 • Solo
Escape the tourist attractions and explore this traditional French market. The best day to visit is Sunday, when the market is filled with Parisians buying their food for the week. Outside, the street is filled with produce vendors. Many vendors offer samples of their fruit and vegetables. Inside you'll find a selection of cheese, meat, fish, dairy, baked goods, and more. The rotisserie chicken (poulet roti) is a must. A delicious buttery chicken makes a great picnic meal, and it's better than any chicken you'll find in the US. Most of the staff speak English well enough to help you find what you're looking for. The vendors all know their products inside and out and are happy to make recommendations.
Written August 25, 2012
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