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“Charming market outing with a spontaneous lunch”
Review of Marche d'Aligre

Marche d'Aligre
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Small-Group Marché d’Aligre Food Walking Tour in...
Ranked #88 of 2,254 things to do in Paris
Certificate of Excellence
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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 district, and located near the Bastille. Here you’ll find everything from fresh cheeses, spices and flowers to vintage apparel.
Reviewed July 23, 2013

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!

10  Thank ShanevanJ
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"stall holders"
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"gare de lyon"
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"stands selling"
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"household items"
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Reviewed July 21, 2013

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.

10  Thank Jacopo B
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

Wonderful place to find fresh local produce that are delicious and addictive.
A great market that is clean and refreshing, especially on a good weather.

Pro: Sweet bargains on sweeter fruits, lovely photogenic atmosphere
Cons: Shady characters in the flea market, aware of pickpockets.

Must try: Strawberries and cherries if they are in season (July time is awesome)
Recommendation - Definately

5  Thank Isaactanyl
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

Marche d'Aligre seems to be an authentic market that does not seem to be heavily impacted by tourism. The indoor market has more limited hours; the outdoor market includes lots of junk in addition to fruits and vegetables. Nearby is the outstanding wine bar Le Baron Rouge. Worth checking out!

4  Thank paso57
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

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

10  Thank GrozPerk
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