Bastille Market

Bastille Market, Paris: Hours, Address, Bastille Market Reviews: 4.5/5

Bastille Market
4.5
Flea & Street Markets
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Thursday
7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Neighborhood: Bastille / Oberkampf
Bastille and Oberkampf are lively parts of town made for entertainment. During the day rows of unassuming bars welcome customers for a bite or a drink, but it’s at night this area really comes to life. Students and young professionals fill the busy bars around Bastille and Oberkampf. At Place de la Bastille, crowds flock to the Opéra Bastille in the evening and groups wait for coveted tickets during the day. Towards Republique, skateboarders practice their tricks while others chill out at the square. If you’re looking for late-night revelry, this is your neighborhood.
How to get there
  • Bréguet – Sabin • 1 min walk
  • Chemin Vert • 4 min walk
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Tunaidi
Baltimore1,373 contributions
Big fan of Marche Bastille. It's such a large market with various vendors and shops, from fresh groceries to food/drink to meat/fish to flowers and arts/crafts. Loved watching each vendor working hard, and the different offerings available. There are a few places that offered fresh oysters, which was delicious.
Written April 14, 2022
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LindaLouBirmingham
Mountain Brook, AL37 contributions
Couples
I bought several cashmere wraps and all-cotton scarves from the nicest “scarf lady” at the Sunday Bastille Market. I went back to buy more as gifts on the next Thursday. I accidentally left my coin purse there while I was paying, and the purse has sentimental value. I went back again days later to see if, by chance, she had found it, and she had! She gave it to me, complete with all the money. Please find her if you need gifts for friends at home! She wouldn’t let me take her picture, but she and her husband are from the Punjab area of India. They are fabulous!
Written May 19, 2022
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Brian L
Barrington, IL50 contributions
Visited the Bastille Market between Christmas and New Years and was most impressed by the expansive offerings of local vendors. The vegetables and the fish were especially plentiful and beautifully displayed. Our group purchased a sweater, some leather bound journals and some croissants and crepes for breakfast. Defintely worth a visit!
Written January 2, 2020
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Rani S
Los Angeles, CA14 contributions
Now that I'm home from Paris I see that I had bookmarked this market. I didn't remember when I was there but stumbled across it the Sunday morning I was there as they were setting up. It was very impressive. I bought a gift for a friend and would have spent more time but had to go wake up my friend who had overslept for our museum tickets.
Written November 16, 2021
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Betty Jean
Lillooet, Canada15 contributions
Friends
This year round, mostly food market is a delicious outing. Immense amount of choice, good prices, clean and with friendly service. It serves regular Parisiens who come in huge numbers to get their fresh fruit, veg, cheeses, flowers, seafood and meat, etc. We stocked up on olives, hummus, tapenade and blood oranges. All delicious. There are excellent prepared food stalls as well to provide a relaxed lunch break on the spot.
Written March 16, 2020
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Elizabeth H
Corpus Christi, TX243 contributions
This was our first open air market and was really cool. My daughter was hooked and it is her favorite way to shop in Paris.
Our friends who live in Paris go every Sunday for lunch and shopping and we tagged along. We got crepes and raw oysters and fruit and some souvenirs and this is one place where you do need cash instead of cards.
I wouldn't go out of my way to go to this one, but find a market during your time in Paris for sure.
Written July 15, 2022
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Thomas V
Oakland, CA13,416 contributions
One of the best outdoor markets in the city, a good place to buy some food for your apartment. Try to have a little conversation with the sellers as it will make a big difference. Tell them how you want to serve the food. Not open everyday.
Written July 29, 2022
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Kelly
Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia26 contributions
Friends
When approaching from Bastille station, walk to near the end of the market and on the right get the savoury crepes! To die for. Also, stock up on fruit and veggies as it all looks delicious, we also got some super cheap souvenirs and rings and scarfs etc. definitely worth going. Probably allow 2 hours here as it isn't massive.
Written October 11, 2014
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GlobetrottingSwede
Paris, France3,130 contributions
Couples
This market is open on Thursday and Sunday mornings, all year. More people and stands on Sundays. The part close to Bastille typically has cheaper, lower quality products, and the part further up the boulevard is higher quality. This market is frequented by locals living within walking distance: they each have their preferred cheese stand, butcher, fishmonger, vegetable stand and fruit stand, etc. You can also buy read-made food of different sorts: Lebanese, Spanish, African, Chinese, and more. There are even several wine stands. For vegetables, the locals will always prefer local producers from the Paris region (or at least from France) and buy only what's in season. To avoid the crowds, try to get here before 10 am, especially on Sundays. You can finish your visit by having a cup of coffee or an aperitif at Le Preau or at Le Paris. If you have a limited budget, you could go to the market after 2 pm, when many products are on sale...
Written August 6, 2014
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seoulsister
Seoul31 contributions
Solo
Huge variety of produce and foodstuffs at this wonderful, authentic market geared towards locals (with their vertical cloth shopping carts) -- it's bustling in the best way. Arrived 10am Sunday, takes about an hour or so to stroll the entire market which takes place on Boulevard Richard Lenoir, just north of Place de la Bastille. Bought fresh vegetables including fresh peas, artichokes (from Italy); the fruit was disappointing -- golden apples, clementines, pears -- from France or former colonies. Friendly sausage maker selling 1 stick for 5 euro/3 sticks for 12 -- so tasty.
Now on to my favorite: the cheese. Encountered a rip-off artist (Aux Terroirs de Diana), don't buy from them-- no customers, little plates of cheese samples on the counter -- substituted the 40 month Comte cheese I thought I was buying with something else and charged 45 euro/kg for very average cheese. Overpriced and unfriendly.
Amazing cheese vendor there, must visit them: Solange et Christophe Maugendre. Very kind and friendly, super popular with the locals. True old Comte -vieux! They obviously have regular customers galore, waited in a line-up ten people deep. Incredible variety of fresh goat cheeses -- they last up to 2 weeks -- and incredibly good. Bought so so much and only came to 32 euro for a humungous assortment of firm/semi-soft and fresh cheeses to take back home to friends and our fridge. You can tell by the long line-ups who the best vendors are -- follow the lines!
Lined up at a popular butcher's for sausages also. Worth the wait.
Also a nice local honey maker -- acacia honey at half the price of Le Bon Marche and Galeries Lafayette.
Some prepared foods on offer including rotisserie chicken, shwarma, crepes, etc. And other vendors (selling soap, scarves, socks, notions, kitchenware) also worth a look but this is primarily a fresh food market for foodies. So memorable. Enjoy!
Written May 24, 2014
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Bastille Market is open:
  • Sun - Sun 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Thu - Thu 7:00 AM - 2:30 PM
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