Marché Monge

Market / Shopping Area
Marché Monge On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space. Paris France 48.8430104 2.3522034
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Marché Monge - Market | Shopping Area in Paris.
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Party Earth Review On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space. Fresh fruits, vegetables... ... read full review

  • Metro:

    Place Monge

  • Hours:

    W/F 7:30am–2:30pm, Su 7am–3pm

  • Recommended as:

    • Day Spot

Party Earth Marché Monge Review

The Scene

On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space.

On Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings, the square located above the Place Monge metro becomes the open-air Marché Monge market, where vendors manage to pack a lot into a relatively small space.

Fresh fruits, vegetables, breads, fish, meats, and cheeses are the stars of the show, but there’s also clothing, furniture, and handmade items mixed in.

Savvy tourists know the market is a great place to talk with fellow shoppers, meet locals, and experience Parisian culture firsthand, so after spending some time drinking in the sights, tastes, and smells, many visitors grab some food and set up a picnic with their new friends.

Those who feel the urge to haggle with the vendors better have a handle on their French, however, as most of the vendors come from outside Paris and have accents that can challenge even native speakers at times.

Bartered for or not, the food available at Marché Monge is some of the freshest in the city, and patrons’ taste buds will be duly rewarded for the trip.

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Tip from Emma:

Come for a little cultural flavor of the Latin Quarter, stock up on delicacies from the market, and settle in for a picnic in the tiny park between Marché Monge and Rue Mouffetard.

  • Crowd

    Locals and tourists of all ages.

  • Entertainment / Music

    Shopping, haggling, and chatting.

  • Food / Miscellaneous

    Fruits, meats, breads, and other typical market fare.

  • Prices

    Varies by food. Reasonable prices.

  • What to Wear / Dress Code

    Anything goes.

  • Hot Nights / When to Go

    Wednesday, Friday, and Sunday mornings.

  • Close By

    The streets around the square are dotted with little cafés and brasseries. Bistrot du Marché (75 bis Rue Monge) is a nice place to get a drink or a light meal. Try also the seedy Bazar Monge across the street, a real trash-and-treasure marketplace where great deals can often be found.

Marché Monge User Reviews

Average rating:
lovely fresh food.
Tara R. Dec 12, 2012
One of the greatest things about Paris is all the fresh fruit and vegetables you can get for not too much money. My aunt who lives in Paris recommended we go to this market to do some food shopping rather than our go-to neighborhood Carrefour, so we made the trek and ended up buying a rolling bag to carry all our produce home. This market is an explosion of colors and tastes, and we armed ourselves with fresh tomatoes, goats cheese from a farm we were assured was close to Paris, and bright green lettuce heads to name a few. Not all our stock survived the journey, but cooking that night was much more fun than if we had just gone to the supermarket! I would recommend going to a market while you’re in Paris; if you can manage to make it out here, this one is supposed to be the best.
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