“There is no better way to look in to French Culture than a visit to the open Markets in Paris!”
Love food? Love Paris? Check out the traditional marchés- markets to get a first-hand peak into the French People's love affair with food. Whether you want to just take a stroll and people watch or want to try cooking something up yourself, a market visit is a must do when visiting Paris.
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Here's a list of some of our favorite marchés in the neighborhood. Including a few tips.
*Marché des Enfants Rouges : Open Tuesday - Sunday, all day
*Marché Baudoyer : Open Wednesday afternoon (from 14h), and Saturday morning
*Marché Monge : Open Wednesday, Friday and Sunday from 7h-14h. Located close to le Pantéhon , pick up a few goodies and go for picnic at Jardin du Luxembourg
*Marché Maubert : Open Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 7h-14h30 Find an excellent selection of fresh products at the market itself then a variety of shops surrounding the plaza including an award winning Cheese maker and one of the best organic bakeries in the city
Marché Popincourt : Open Tuesday and Saturday from 7h-14h30
*Marché Bastille : Open Thursday and Sunday from 7h-14h (sometimes a little longer on the Sunday). The largest market of Paris and a great place to get breakfast and or lunch
For further information and the full list of markets going on in the city, check out the City's official website.
All of the Markets with an (*) are ones that we visit! Here La Cuisine, we offer the best of the French Market experience which is a combination of a visit to local French Market along with a hands on cooking class! Start the day with a market tour guided by your chef. See, touch, smell and taste what's in season and get those creative juices running! The day's menu is then created from the inspirations you find at the market. After the market bustle, return to our school to cook then to of course, to eat your very own creations! Pick up some professional techniques, learn to cook a proper French meal and all the while of having a memorable and delicious experience. It's a 4 hour culinary adventure sure to please any palette. If you'd like to learn more, be sure to take a look at our calendar of classes!