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“Perfect for food lovers”
Review of Marche d'Aligre

Marche d'Aligre
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Small-Group Marché d’Aligre Food Walking Tour in Paris
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Small-Group Gourmet Food and Market Tour of the Bastille District in Paris
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Paris Food Tour: Small-Group Gourmet Experience with Charcuterie, Pastries...
Ranked #130 of 1,133 things to do in Paris
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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.
San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Perfect for food lovers”
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 well. I recommend going in the early part of the morning to avoid crowd. This outdoor market is very large and selection of items is amazing, you could even buy cherries. I recommend going all the way to the end of the market and comparing prices before buying anything so you know where the good deals are.

Visited January 2014
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“Not the best, but fun for browsing”
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 markets. If you're looking for a fun outdoor market in Paris, I would recommend Marché Richard Lenoir because it is much bigger and they sell nicer non-food items there that can be fun little gifts. However, I did enjoy the little food stands in the inside part of the market.

Visited January 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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“Great market, true Paris experience”
Reviewed November 9, 2013 via mobile

When I used to live in Paris I would make a weekly journey from the 15th all the way here to buy my fruit and vegetables. Excellent quality, great prices and market holders who are great fun. Friday and Saturdays are best. If you're self-catering, or even just want to see some hustle, bustle and take some great photos, you can't do much better!

Visited September 2013
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London
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
“Bustling little market”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

This market is crammed with stalls displaying an amazing array of fruit and vegetables. Carry on walking into the square and you will find stalls selling brick a brac, clothes, handbags etc. I bought some lovely champagne boules for 3 Euro each. There is also a shop selling vintage and old clothes. I picked up an Agnes B coat for 5 Euro! Well worth a visit.

Visited September 2013
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Charming market outing with a spontaneous lunch”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

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!

Visited July 2013
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