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“nice little market”

Marche Richard Lenoir
Ranked #233 of 1,180 things to do in Paris
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Owner description: This twice weekly open-air fruit and vegetable market attracts large crowds, especially on Sunday.
Reviewed April 25, 2010

We arrived around 11am and there were plenty of fresh vegetables and meats there. I was expecting to be able to try things out especially fresh bread and cheese, but there wasn’t too much in terms of samples. Not so much in terms of souvenirs either. We had a ham and cheese crepe for 3.50 euros which was great. Nutella crepes were 2 euros.
For lunch, we went to a restaurant called Le Paris (24 Boulevard Richard Lenoir). The lunch formula was 10.90 euros which seemed to be very popular with the locals. They had a steak and fries along with a dessert or a appetizer. We also had the Noix de St Jacques pasta which was really great.

2  Thank MsChanChan
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Reviewed March 20, 2010

Aloha from Kaua'i!

We stayed on the rue de Lyon and were only a couple of blocks from Place de la Bastille....so on our second day in Paris (Thursday) we ended up walking unknowingly up past the Bastille monument and right into this outdoor market!

It was our first experience with an outdoor market in Paris and it was fabulous! Even in early March there were tons of vendors with fresh fruits, produce, flowers, fish, cheese, etc. -- and everything from underwear to hats (which I promptly bought, the hat that is!) being sold as well.

Very large market - took us quite awhile to stroll thru - wonderful place for pictures as well - how many pictures can you take of produce? Quie a lot if it is Paris and everything is displayed as art - including the vegetables!

Great place - highly recommend!!

4  Thank koloagirl
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Reviewed August 11, 2009

Twice weekly market which is an entertaining mix of food, assorted homeware, clothes stalls and occasional tourist tat. Lovely fresh fruit & veg, cheeses, dried meats, salami etc. Couple of yummy take away food stalls at the Bastille end. This market allows you a bit of elbow room - space for kids and parents with buggies and the elderly with walking sticks. Marche de Belleville (metro Belleville) is more cramped, more febrile, much more colourful with spicy ethnic offerings reflecting France's colonies and the wide range of nationalities now living in Paris. Engage with the vendors - the international language of smile, point and hand gestures work well!!

4  Thank LimpetScotland
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Reviewed August 10, 2009

i visited this market last summer, and was hoping to visit it again when i go back to paris next week... but! no such luck as the market is open only on thursday and sundays. pity. those of you who have the chance to visit this gorgeous and really authentic looking/feeling market should grab it. it's not one of those exceedingly touristy markets (such as the floating markets in Bangkok, Thailand), and real french people actually do go there to do the shopping. the sheer array of fresh foods laid out there, the colours, the smells..will surely astound you. lots of gorgeous-looking (AND tasting) pastries and cakes there, be sure to try some! also a couple of souvenir shops selling t-shirts and such-like, at cheaper prices as compared to those shops near the main attractions. this is definitely worth your visit, and i'm sure that you'll enjoy the experience!

6  Thank drwho_rose
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Reviewed October 27, 2008

There is a Art Market on the site on Saturday. There was jewerly ,
painting, and all sorts of handicrafts. On Sunday this is the true day for the market. There was all type of raw meats, eggs, coldcuts, pate, wine,vegetables, fruits, prepared pasta, stew,quiches, crossiants, tarte de pomme, bread etc. Some of the produce had cold case to kept it the right temp. There was also for sale leather goods, women clothing (tights) scarves, jewelery, sea sponges etc. Some of the vendors spoke English. We got some salami, bread and pastry for our lunch. Note: the market seem to be closing around 1:00 pm.

5  Thank inthegarden
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