City Guide: Paris
Marché d’Aligre and Marché Beauvau
A neighborhood covered market built well before Napoleon came into power.
This lively neighborhood market arose in the eighteenth century primarily to cater to the cabinet makers and other workers. It is now a very popular shopping market that has everything: meat, fish, cheese, wine, fruit, vegetables, specialty items, and flowers. And you never know what treasure will turn up at the hodge-podge weekend flea market. Located in stands along the street and in a covered market that was built in 1779, the market draws a crowd and the surrounding cafés and restaurants run a brisk business. There’s a favorite vegetable vendor outside the covered market—you’ll recognize it by the long line of Parisians winding around the stand—don’t cut the line or you’ll swiftly be sent to the end.
Shop Like a Local / Farmers Market
Hours: Tue-Sun 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 4:30-7:30 p.m.; Closed Mondays
Location: 12th Arrondissement
Address: Place d'Aligre
- Metro: Ledru-Rollin / Faidherbe-Chaligny
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