Marché D'Aligre

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Marché D'Aligre Marché D’Aligre in Paris’ 12eme is a cheap market with fruits, veggies, vintage goods, & more! Save the wallet & fill the tummy in Paris with Party Earth! Paris France 48.849002 2.378047
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Party Earth Review In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market... ... read full review

  • Neighborhood:

    12eme
  • Address:

    Place D’Aligre
    75012 Paris

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  • Metro:

    8: Ledru-Rollin, Faidherbe–Chaligny

  • Phone:

    ‪ ‬

  • Links:

  • Hours:

    Outdoor Market: Tu–Su 6am–1pm
    Marche Beauvau: Tu–Su 8am–1pm and 4–7pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth Marché D'Aligre Review

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Marché D’Aligre in Paris’ 12eme is a cheap market with fruits, veggies, vintage goods, & more! Save the wallet & fill the tummy in Paris with Party Earth!

In operation since the late 1700s, Marché D’Aligre is a resoundingly budget-friendly market that features a massive assortment of fresh fruits and vegetables, cheeses, meats, ethnic curios, vintage wares, and flea market flotsam among its many stalls.

Given how easy it is to find a kilo of oranges or a big carton of fresh strawberries for a Euro or less, patrons might think that vendors are still operating under the centuries-old price points that were in effect during the venue’s beginnings as a hay market.

Visitors to this open expanse are immersed in a sea of vibrant colors, smells, and noise as vendors, many of them North African, scream out deals in thick Arab accents for fresh avocados, peaches, bananas, and whatever else is in season.

Everyone from parents with babies on their backs to tiny old ladies and packs of starving backpackers stop by to fill their bags and stuff their mouths, with the savviest shoppers arriving later in the day to take advantage of even better deals.

Inside the adjoining building – which is technically the Marché Beauvau, though few make the distinction – the vibe is a bit more subdued, with long lines of people waiting to order fish, meats, or imported pasta before taking to the tables scattered over the wobbly brick floor for an impromptu feast.

No one leaves Marché D’Aligre hungry, which explains why so many people refer to it as the "Stomach of Paris."

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Tip from Emma:

Sundays are often ideal for the street performers. You might see a full brass band, a woman singing classic French songs on her vintage microphone and sporting a parrot on her shoulder, and lord knows what else!

  • Crowd

    Adventurous tourists, hungry backpackers, throngs of young families, foodies, ready-to-fight older ladies, experienced bargain hunters, flea market mavens. All ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Street performers sing or play random instruments.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Mammoth assortment of fruits, vegetables, cheeses, meats, pasta, and flea market goods. Haggling encouraged.

  • Prices

    Cheap is the name of the game. Apart from a few one-off vintage wares, it would be difficult to find any item that runs more than a few Euros.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Sundays to witness the biggest elbow-to-elbow crowds, or any time earlier in the week for a little more room to peruse the selection. Prices on perishable items usually start to fall around noon.

  • Close By

    Le Baron Rouge (1 Rue Théophile Roussel) is a wonderful local wine bar across the street that many market attendees head to after perusing the stalls. Like the market itself, Rouge’s prices don’t buck the budget-friendly trend.

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