The Marché d’Aligre is one of Paris’s best bustling street markets, perhaps the most quintessential to be found in these modern times.
Stall holders shout endlessly about mushrooms, watermelons or whatever is in season, as a mix of old French women and bright young Bobo’s flit from stall to stall in search of the best deal.
It takes place on rue d’Aligre, reaching climax at the covered Marché Beauvau. Things inside are less hectic, more curated, with stores dedicated to artisan beer, Alsatian delicacies, olive oil, horse meat and of course, cheese and wine.
Impress fellow hipsters: arrive early afternoon and everything will be heavily discounted. There is also a small flea market on the place d’Aligre selling old antiques, vintage fashion, African jewellery and the occasional Persian rug.
Marché d’Aligre, Place d’Aligre 75012
Tuesday – Sunday from 7.30am